- Full Name: Christopher Charles Lloyd
- Born: 04/30/1982
- Place of Birth: New Carrollton, Maryland
- Occupation: Rapper
- Marital Status: Single
Lloyd Banks Net Worth History
Lloyd Banks dropped from August Martin High School in 1998 at age 16 and started his rap career from the streets. He made his fortune from his mix-tapes since 1999. His big break however came from his album titled “The Hunger for More”. This album earned a platinum record in Canada and the US, with sales worth $1.5 million in 2004. This album also spawned the hit single “On Fire”. He is best known as one of the members of the East Coast-based hip hop group G-Unit. G-Unit is comprised of three members, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. Together, they have released two albums titled Beg for Mercy (2003) and Termination on Sight (2004).
About Lloyd Banks
Lloyd was raised in Queens, New Yolk by his mother. His father spent most of his life in prison while Lloyd was growing up. For his stage name, he took his great, great-grandfather’s name Banks. This name was passed on by his uncles who also shared it.
Most of Lloyd’s life revolves around his music career as he is not married. In the year 2001 on September 10, Lloyd was shot twice in the stomach and backside while he was leaving a nightclub in Southside Jamaica Queens, he made a ran for the nearest hospital and woke up the next day to the news of 9/11 terrorist attacks. He watched the Twin-Towers fall to the ground from his hospital bed.
Lloyd has had legal issues that have come up as he is going around with the G-Unit group. In August 2005 the vehicle they were traveling in was pulled over for passing a red light. The officers who pulled them over charged them with being in possession of a handgun. These charges were later dropped after prosecutors asked the Judge to drop the case. The reason being that neither Lloyd Buck nor Young Buck were in possession of the weapons.
In January 2010, Lloyd and his associates were charged with forcible confinement, robbery and aggravated assault. They were released on a $50,000 bail. The charge came from an altercation that took place between Banks and a concert promoter over performance fees.
As with most rappers, Lloyd has had feuds with fellow rappers. His most famous being with The Game. Their feud was said to be about The Game being Jealousy of Lloyd’s success after his album “The Hunger for More”. Lloyd said the good performance earned him more attention, something The Game did not appreciate. The Game had left G-Unit shortly before the feud.
Lloyd has received several awards among them the 2004’s Mixtape artist of the year. His song “On Fire” was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rap Solo Performance in the year 2005. The following year, his remix Touch It was nominated for Hip Hop Video of the Year. It won the best collaboration at the BET awards. His album, “Hunger for More2” was released in 2010 but has not had much success as his second album. This album seems to be his last major work.