50 Cent’s Estranged Protégé Lloyd Banks Returns W/ Surprise Music

New York rapper 50 Cent‘s estranged protégé Lloyd Banks has returned and with some seriously gritty tunes. The Punchline King has dropped a surprise single under Griselda Records.

Lloyd Banks Drops Surprise Single

The track, which is titled “Element Of Surprise”, appears on the label’s upcoming CONFLICTED movie soundtrack. The film project’s audio release includes 16 songs that are out now, although fans have to eagerly wait until the January 15 release date for the film itself.

Griselda Records is releasing a feature film, directed by AK Reed. The movie, starring the label’s Westside Gunn and Benny the Butcher, along with writer Deuce King, Adiyon Dashalon, Michael Rapaport, and others, is called CONFLICTED. It’ll get released on January 15, 2021. Watch the CONFLICTED trailer below. On January 8, Griselda will release the CONFLICTED soundtrack. It includes Benny the Butcher’s new song “3:30 in Houston,” as well as tracks from Westside Gunn, Armani Caesar, Boldy James, Dave East, and more. Hear Benny’s new song below. Griselda has been responsible for a bunch of 2020 releases: Westside Gunn’s Pray for Paris and Flygod Is an Awesome God 2; Benny the Butcher’s Burden of Proof; Conway the Machine’s From King to a GOD; Boldy James’ The Versace Tape; and Armani Caesar’s The Liz. (Pitchfork)

Banks has also relied on the power of social media to plug the new tune.

“New 🔥🔥🔥🔥 “Element Of Surprise” produced by @enrichmentnj off the Conflicted movie soundtrack! Available now check it out!”

Lloyd Banks Celebrates V.5 Project

The Punchline King is picking favorites. The hip-hop veteran recently came forward to celebrate the 11-year anniversary of his unforgettable V.5 mixtape.

“11 years ago today! If you know..u know..personally one of my favorite projects! favorite songs??”

Lloyd Banks celebrates V.5 anniversary.

Lloyd Banks’ Hunger For More 2 Anniversary

In November 2020, the Punchline King shared his The Hunger For More 2 album artwork on his Instagram page with a reflective message. Banks also asked followers to name some of their favorite songs.

“Today makes 10 years! Since my 3rd studio (independent) album dropped! Favorite tracks?? How do you rate this project?? #HFM2 (should I drop merch as well?) repost this because the media platforms that post bs stories using my name won’t!!” -Lloyd Banks’ Instagram

Putting Himself In Hip-Hop’s 1%

The G-Unit original hasn’t put out an album since 2010, but apparently doesn’t believe he’s lost a step. When a Twitter fan recently said Banks could still rap circles around 90 percent of rappers today, the PLK took it a step further.

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