A fan on Twitter stuck up for Banks in a rap debate saying he could rap “circles around 90 percent of the rap game” today. The confident Queens native got wind of the comment and succinctly chimed in that he could outduel 99 percent of the artists today.
As far as what he’s listening to these days, Banks shouted-out a mix of old school meets new school artists with his choices. You might hear some classic Nas, Griselda’s Benny The Butcher, and Brooklyn drill rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow in his headphones at any time.
Banks also gave a slight teaser that new music could possibly be on the way soon. The Punchline King’s last solo album The Hunger For More 2 was released back in 2010.
The “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” rapper then paid tribute to fallen Chicago rapper King Von, who was shot and killed early Friday (November 6) outside of an Atlanta hookah lounge. Von was just 26 years old.
Banks sparked conversation earlier in November when he brought up the subjective criteria that makes one the greatest of all-time in music.
“Question..how many albums/projects/mixtapes does it take to be one of the greatest? In your opinion,” he wrote to open up the floodgates to debate.