So you know all those guys who turned out for the last G.O.O.D. Friday (technically Saturday) track? Well, they are almost all together again here on the latest leak from Lloyd Banks’ forthcoming H.F.M. 2. The only difference is that “Christian Dior Denim Flow” featured KiD CuDi and Pusha T and in their place on “Start It Up” is Swizz Beatz, who tackles the hook and a weird bridge. This track is also slightly more “futuristic” thanks to the heavy synthesizer usage of producer Cardiak. The rapped verses from Kanye, Banks, and Fabolous are again passable, with Yeezy still killing it with those smirk-worthy lines. Thanks to their bars and the relatively catchy, albeit kind of dumb, hook, I can see this getting reasonable radio play. But I’m hoping this isn’t the only trick Banks has up his sleeve for his new album.
H.F.M. 2 drops Nov. 23. Stream “Start It Up” below.