V.6: The Gift

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V.6: The Gift
Mixtape by Lloyd Banks
Released July 24, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap, Gangsta Rap
Label G-Unit Records
Producer Automatik, Doe Pesci, Superiors, A6, V Don, Beat Butcher, The Jerm, Cardiak
Lloyd Banks chronology
The Cold Corner 2
V.6: The Gift
A.O.N. (All Or Nothing) Series Vol. 1: F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)
Singles from V.6: The Gift
  1. "Open Arms"
    Released: March 30, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
XXL 4/5 stars[1]

V.6: The Gift, the twelfth mixtape by American rapper Lloyd Banks, was released on July 24, 2012 for free download. The mixtape features confirmed guest appearances from Young Chris, Vado, Fabolous, Jadakiss and Schoolboy Q. It also includes production from Automatik, Doe Pesci, Superiors, A6, V Don, Beat Butcher, Tha Jerm and Cardiak.[2]


The name was inspired from his tenth mixtape, V.5 released on December 28, 2009 with DJ Whoo Kid also member of G-Unit. The first date for release of the mixtape was on his birthday April 30, 2012. However was pushed back with no release date.[3] On July 16, 2012 the site DatPiff announced the new release date would be July 24, 2012. The site it's the same what Banks will provide the mixtape for free download.[4] On the last track, the rapper announced a new mixtape with DJ Drama of his Gangsta Grillz series. The tape was confirmed to be Failure's No Option, the first volume of the All or Nothing series, which was released on October 31, 2013. As of now, V.6 has over 250k downloads on DatPiff, certifying the mixtape platinum on that site.


On March 29, 2012, Lloyd Banks released the first official song of the mixtape via his YouTube account. The song, Open Arms, was released later as single at iTunes on March 30, 2012.[5] It was produced by the G-Unit's production team member Doe Pesci.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Rise from the Dirt (Intro)" Christopher Lloyd Automatik 3:22
2. "City of Sin" (featuring Young Chris) Lloyd, Christopher Ries Doe Pesci 4:18
3. "The Sprint" Lloyd Superiors 3:18
4. "Open Arms" Lloyd Doe Pesci 2:47
5. "We Run the Town" (featuring Vado) Lloyd, Teeyon Winfree Automatik 2:57
6. "Protocol" Lloyd A6 3:43
7. "Can She Live?" Lloyd V Don 3:00
8. "Bring It Back" (featuring Fabolous) Lloyd, John Jackson A6 4:46
9. "Chosen Few" (featuring Jadakiss) Lloyd, Jason Phillips Beat Butcher 4:35
10. "Gettin' By" (featuring Schoolboy Q) Lloyd, Quincy Hanley The Jerm 3:58
11. "Live It Up" Lloyd Cardiak 3:06
12. "Money Don't Matter" Lloyd Beat Butcher 3:04
13. "Hate You More" Lloyd The Jerm 3:23
14. "Show and Prove" Lloyd Cardiak 2:49
15. "Terror Dome" Lloyd Doe Pesci 2:58
Total length: 51:49


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