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Ant Banks

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Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Anthony Banks Anthony Banks (3)

Ant Banks is a rapper and producer for various West Coast hip hop artists, particularly in the Bay Area. His collaboration with Too Short led him to begin producing records of his own. He has produced songs for MC Ren among others. In 1993, he engaged in a beef with Oakland rapper Pooh-Man. Produced songs for The Dangerous Crew. In 1999 Banks launched his project group T.W.D.Y. (The Whole Damn Yay). Rappin' 4-Tay and Captain Save 'Em were the original members. Their debut album Derty Werk. The album contains the single Player's Holiday, featuring Mac Mall. The single received a lot of radio play. In 2000, T.W.D.Y. released the album entitled Lead The Way; Ant Banks and Captain Save 'Em remained while Dolla Will replaced 4-Tay. He is also known as "The Big Badass" and released an Album of that name in 1994.

  • Keyboards
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
Plays With
Popular Tracks   
Players Holiday on Ant Banks Presents TWDY Derty Werk by Ant Banks
M.O.B. on Until The End Of Time by 2Pac
Big Thangs on Big Thangs by Ant Banks
Weak Move on Dru Down by Dru Down
Pimp of the Year on Dru Down by Dru Down
Packin' a Gat on Big Badass by Ant Banks
4 Tha Hustlas on Big Thangs by Ant Banks
The Big Badass on Big Badass by Ant Banks
Parlayin' (feat. Goldy) on Big Badass by Ant Banks
Dru Rules on Dru Down by Dru Down

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Lead The WayAnt Banks Presents T.W.D.Y.2000Album
Derty WerkAnt Banks Presents T.W.D.Y.1999Album
Players HolidayAnt Banks Presents T.W.D.Y.1999Single
The Best OfAnt Banks1998Compil.
Big ThangsAnt Banks1997Album
Big Theezeez From The Ant Banks Album Big ThangsAnt Banks1997Album
Hard KnoxAnt Banks, J-Dubb Featuring WC1997Album
Money Don't Make A ManAnt Banks1995Album
I Think I Wanna Die (Losin' It)Ant Banks1995Single
Do Or DieAnt Banks1995Album
Parlayin'Ant Banks1994Album
The Drunken FoolAnt Banks1994Album
The Big BadassAnt Banks1994Album
Sittin' On Somethin' PhatAnt Banks1993Album
Livin' The LifeAnt Banks1993Album
Late Nite / Roll 'Em PhatAnt Banks1993Album
Players HolidayAnt Banks Presents T.W.D.Y.Single
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