Lloyd Banks, on inspiration from magazines

Obviously 50 is my favorite member of G-Unit, but Banks comes in at a close second. At GQ, he talks about how he found departure points for his songs from print magazines:

[At home] I had probably somewhere between 600 and 700 rap magazines. That was my process: I would flip through them while I was writing and constantly get ideas from ads, everything from cigars and blunt wraps to Mercedes-Benz ads. Anything that was there. I would just bounce off metaphors and have consistent content. When I got on the road, I would find ways to get back in those [mental] places, whether it was me buying all five seasons of Martin and playing it on my laptop or whatever, that would bring me back to being home.

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