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The Hunger for More is the commercial debut album by rapper Lloyd Banks.

Background

The singles from this album include "On Fire", "I'm So Fly", and "Karma". Features on this album include 50 Cent, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Avant, and former G-Unit member The Game.

During the first week of The Hunger For More's release, a distribution house in Manhattan was robbed of approximately eight boxes of the CDs (200 copies). A New York record store had nearly 100 copies of the CD stolen from its racks by a single perpetrator on the album's first day in stores, though they were later recovered.[1]

Concept

During an interview Lloyd Banks explained the reason behind naming the album. He said:

When I say The Hunger for More, it could be referring to more success. It could be more money. Or Respect. More power. More understanding. All those things lead up to that hunger for more, because my more isn't everybody else's more. I feel like I made it already, because I got already what everybody on the corners of the neighborhood I grew up in is striving to get.[2]

Sales and Certifications

It was released in 2004 and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts with 433,000 copies sold in the first week. The album has since sold over two million copies worldwide and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3][4]

Charts

Charts (2004)[5][6] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 1
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
United World Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 15
Irish Albums Chart 36
French Albums Chart 37
German Albums Chart 45
Dutch Albums Chart 83
Swiss Albums Chart 65

Track listing

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Ain't No Click" Havoc
Tony Yayo 4:25
2 "Playboy" Ron Browz 4:32
3 "Warrior" Thaydor Ausar 2:47
4 "On Fire" K1 Mil

Eminem (co-producer)

50 Cent 3:07
5 "I Get High" Hi-Tek 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg 4:09
6 "I'm So Fly" Timbaland,

Danja (co-producer)

4:00
7 "Work Magic" Scram Jones Young Buck 4:27
8 "If You So Gangsta" Chad Beat & Sha Money XL 3:31
9 "Warrior Part 2" Eminem Eminem, 50 Cent, & Nate Dogg 3:38
10 "Karma" Greg "Ginx" Doby Avant 4:38
11 "When The Chips Are Down" Black Jeruz & Sha Money XL The Game 3:39
12 "Till The End" Eminem Nate Dogg 5:09
13 "Die One Day" Baby Grand 3:14
14 "South Side Story" Diaz Brothers 4:10
15 "Just Another Day" (Special Edition/U.K. Bonus track)[7] Tone Capone 3:29
16 "Take A Good Look" (U.K. Bonus track)[7] Dr. Dre 2:53

Special edition

  • The album was also released in a special edition, which featured a bonus track and different packaging (including a CD booklet on dollar bill-style paper). It also included a 25-minute DVD with the video for "My Buddy", a clip for "Smile" and "A Day in the Life of Lloyd Banks."[2]
  • The Bonus Track on The Special Edition, "Just Another Day" Contains lyrical interpolations of Queen Latifah's song of the same name.

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