In a recent episode of The Danza Project, Murda Mook raised the issue of battle rap’s historical taboo and how renowned artists secretly observed these performances. Mook recalled, “Battle rap, in the beginning, was taboo to mention. And I never forget shit. I never forget y’all n***as. All y’all n***as, the rappers, the quote-unquote big rappers that watched us but never wanted to say it.”
Discussing the topic of rappers stealing verses from battle rappers, Murda Mook pointed out Lloyd Banks, saying, “Lloyd Banks is my guy, but he took two of my bars. I told him. He knows. He knows it. But, nevertheless, y’all can find it later. Find the bars later. It was just nice regardless, though. I’m not saying it’s like that. He probably thought, ‘Nobody gon’ see this battle rap shit, right?'”
However, Lloyd Banks firmly denies Murda Mook’s allegations. Upon coming across the Instagram video, the former G-Unit rapper responded with a cap emoji in the comments section. It’s worth noting that Lloyd Banks has shown admiration for Murda Mook in the past, as evidenced by his reposting of a video featuring the Harlem rapper delivering impressive bars on Instagram in 2018.
Murda Mook has been vocal about his criticism of other rappers over the years, expressing his discontent with Drake’s participation in a URL battle rap event in 2021. At the time, he exclaimed, “Y’all n***as aren’t going to make money like that, y’all bugging, stop it. This is supposed to be for us, our culture, we lit. Y’all n***as running in here talking about, ‘Smack, let Drizzy be him today.’ N***a come to one shit. ‘Yo, you can be me.’ What? We just giving our shit up like that? Oh man, shit getting crazy out here.”
In April, Lloyd Banks released his latest album, The Course of the Inevitable III: Pieces of My Pain, featuring collaborations with Method Man, Tony Yayo, Cormega, Dave East, Vado, and 38 Spesh. This project marks the third album Banks has released in as many years, following the initial two installments of The Course of the Inevitable series.