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A Sad Moment In Hip Hop: Yasiin Bey Says He's Retiring From Rap

I'm retiring this year for real. But I do have one or two films that I made commitments to earlier, before I announced my retirement. Apart from that, I'm moving onto other things, still being creative. You know, definitely fashion, textiles, and just art. Whatever I can create that’s beautiful and useful, that’s what I wanna do."

I tried to find the Facebook Live Stream where Mos Def announced his retirement but it is nowhere to be found. But I guess that's the point. Yasiin Bey is really over rap and this entertainment thing and is looking for inspiration somewhere else. If you recall earlier on this year he had that No More Parties In LA announcement where he also said he is done with music. This was also at the time of the world passport and other drama which has kept Yasiin in South Africa till now. Another interesting thing which Mos Def said, is that he has offered Jay Z/Tidal exclusive access to unreleased footage. I guess it's the right thing to go out big. Cash big mayne.

Thanks for all the vibes Yasiin. We will miss you. Oh and if you decide to pull the MJ and 45 move on us we won't complain.