H.F.M. 2 (Hunger For More 2) (Explicit)
by Lloyd Banks
Released: Nov 2010
Label: Caroline Records
If any recording signifies the tenuous state of thug rap in 2010, it's Lloyd Banks' sequel to his 2004 hit The Hunger For More. He starts off strong with grimy bangers such as "Unexplainable" and the club hit "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley." But after "Start It Up," a furious cipher session with Kanye West, Fabolous, Swizz Beatz and Ryan Leslie, Lloyd backloads H.F.M. 2 with bland R&B collaborations in an attempt to crack urban radio. They're not his specialty -- his mentor, 50 Cent, is much better at them -- and they weigh down this partially successful comeback album.