One of the more respected lyricists in rap makes his return. Lloyd Banks has unleashed his new album, The Course of the Inevitable 2—the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2021 release. The rapper’s fifth studio album and second full-length solo project within the last decade. On The COTI 2, Banks attempts to capitalize on the success and buzz of his previous offering while proving his artistic rejuvenation is more of a trend than a fluke.
And the Queens native succeeds on both fronts in that regard, shining throughout the album’s 14 tracks and showcasing his varied skillset atop production from Cartune Beatz and Fruition. Featuring guest appearances from Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Jadakiss, Dave East, Vado, and Tony Yayo, The COTI 2 is a refined offering that pairs Banks with the best spitters from New York state and keeps getting better and better with every listen.
After giving the album a couple of spins and sifting through the bars, here are six of the best songs from Lloyd Banks’ The Course of the Inevitable 2 album to keep on replay from this New Music Friday and beyond.