The Hunger for More

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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The Hunger for More will leave you hungry.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Don't let this guy near your daughter.

Violence

Gangsta cliches.

Sex

Explicit sexual references.

Language

Doesn't hold back.

Consumerism

Some brand names mentioned.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Intoxicates with enthusiasm.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lloyd Banks exploits every rap cliche with enthusiastic mediocrity. You'll find sex, drugs, violence, and misogyny in equal proportions.

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Adult Written byb.c April 9, 2008
Teen, 17 years old Written byhenry_415_2004 April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written byraulkidd52003 April 9, 2008

What's the story?

Every now and then an explicit rap CD comes along that is so clever and well-produced that its artistic value far outweighs any objectionable content (Ludacris, Twista, and D-12 come to mind). Unfortunately, THE HUNGER FOR MORE, the first solo effort from a celebrated sideman, is not one of these CDs. Lloyd Banks exploits every rap cliche in the book, without bringing much originality or depth to the table. You'll find all those objectionable words and concepts here: explicit, misogynist sex; violence; drug references; and nearly every obscenity in the English language.

Is it any good?

This album is a buffet loaded with objectionable content, but lacks the substance of great songwriting and genuine passion: Lloyd Banks's lyrics are mediocre and his performance sounds apathetic. Ultimately, the most offensive thing about this album is the artist's apparent lack of true artistic vision. An edited version is available, but hard to find. It's hard to imagine what the point would be, since so many of the lyrics make an effort to offend. Slick production and some stellar cameos help a little, but don't add up to enough. The Hunger for More will leave you hungry for something more substantial and satisfying.

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