Popular American rapper and music producer, P Diddy, whose real name is Sean John Combs, made a shocking announcement yesterday that he would be retiring from music in order for him to focus on his thriving acting career.
According to a report by a L.A based news paper, Aceshowbiz, Diddy, 46, said he will soon release his last album and then concentrate on films, reported.
“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films. I want to stop at a great place.
And a final album is a great place to stop. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time,” he said.
Diddy’s final album will be “No Way Out II”, which he announced in November. He hasn’t given it an official release date, but he’s promised he’ll make the project “the most honest and best that I can. If I can be fearless with it, nothing can stop me.”
He also expresses desire to make good music that will solidify his legacy.
“When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on. I don’t go into the studio just to be hot or to hear myself on the radio,” he said.
“Michael Jackson, Tupac, Biggie – part of them lives on in their music, even though they’re not here anymore. That’s really deep, man. The only thing like that is religion.”
Diddy put out his debut album, “No Way Out”, in 1997. Since then, he’s released a total of five studio albums and one mixtape. He last went on a tour in 2011 to support his latest LP, 2010’s “Last Train to Paris”.