New York rapper Lloyd Banks just dropped a shocker on the rap game. The hip-hop veteran has appeared to announce an unexpected retirement.

The Punchline King went to Twitter Friday (March 16) to seemingly bid farewell to his career as a rapper.

Last month, hip-hop producer AraabMuzik talked about how he learns when Banks raps on his instrumentals.

“[Lloyd Banks] always uses my beats. [Lloyd] always goes on YouTube. [Lloyd Banks] won’t have to do that anymore with License Lounge. We can send him a direct link and he can get all the AraabMuzik beats he wants. I don’t produce anything for [Lloyd Banks] directly, Banks just takes it and raps on it and puts it out. Then someone will at me on social media and I’ll know it’s out. There goes another freestyle to a beat I put out eighty years ago. Music is timeless. I’ve always been ahead of my time.” (Billboard)

In January, G-Unit’s Young Buck saluted Banks’ recent freestyle releases.

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A few nights prior, Lloyd released his latest freestyle, “Sugar Hill,” which pays homage to rap veteran AZ.

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