Kanye West Says He’s Quitting Rap Despite Having Music Releasing Soon

Kanye West Says He’s Quitting Rap Despite Having Music Releasing Soon

Kanye West has announced that he is considering retirement from his rap career, surprising many of his fans and collaborators. This revelation came to light when Rich The Kid shared a text message from Kanye stating, “I am retiring from professional music … Not sure what else to do.” Sources close to Kanye say he feels drained from dedicating so much of his heart, soul, time, and energy into the music industry, and he feels he has given his all over the years.

Despite this announcement, Kanye still has unreleased music set to drop soon. Rich The Kid is releasing his album “Life’s a Gamble” on July 19, featuring Kanye on the track “Plain Jane.” Additionally, Consequence is set to release a collaboration with Kanye titled “No Apologies” as part of his upcoming album. Both artists were taken aback by Kanye’s retirement news, especially considering his recent success with the “Vultures 1” album and its chart-topping single “Carnival.”

Consequence has expressed full support for Kanye’s decision to retire, acknowledging Kanye’s unparalleled contributions to hip hop history. Their collaborations, ranging from “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” to Beyoncé’s “Party,” have produced a wealth of classic tracks that will endure in the genre’s legacy.

Recently, Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign also announced plans to stream the “Vultures 2” album in South Korea, indicating that while Kanye is contemplating stepping back from music, he still has commitments and projects in the pipeline. Whether this retirement will be permanent or just another phase remains to be seen, but Kanye’s impact on the music industry is undeniable.