P Diddy has promised that he will retire from music after the release of his forthcoming album ‘No Way Out 2’.
The rapper and mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, told Cigar Aficionado magazine that he wanted to take a step back from the artform that launched his career in order to concentrate on his movie work.
“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 per cent of my time to doing films,” the 46-year-old said. “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 once last time.”
Combs, a father of six who graces the magazine’s cover this month, added: “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. 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.”
‘No Way Out 2’ is expected to drop some time this year, though no release date has yet been announced. It’ll be only his seventh studio album in 23 years. He is expected to tour the album before he quits the music industry for good.
Diddy’s most recent films Draft Day and Muppets Most Wanted, which were both released in 2014.