With Kanye, Raekwon and Justin Bieber recently teaming up for a remix, we asked Banks his thoughts on Hip-Hop artists collaborating with pop sensations.
“I would definitely do a record with Justin Bieber. I think early on in my career things were a little different. Now, the fact of the matter is the youth determine which way music is going to go,” explains Banks. “When you become influential enough to control one market, I think it’s time to cross-market.”
Lloyd also spoke on Lauryn Hill’s return to New York City with her Rock The Bells performance. “I wish I could have been there. What she’s done for Hip-Hop as a whole is incredible. I’m excited to hear what her new music will sound like. I don’t think anyone has come close to Lauryn in Hip-Hop. She stands alone.”