Kanye West announces retirement

American rapper, Kanye West has revealed that he’s retiring from professional music, but says he doesn’t know what to do next.

The veteran rapper and producer stated this in a recent chat with Rich The Kid.

Rich The Kid shared the screenshot of their conversation via his Instagram story on Tuesday, July 9.

In the screenshot, Kanye West wrote, “I am retiring from professional music. Not sure what else to do.”

In a bid to persuade him to shelve his plans, Rich The Kid wrote, “Retire? Why? How? The people need you. The music you, TY [Dollar $ign] and we have made was the biggest stamp in culture to this date in 2024.

“Drop Ye about mine & V2 and we do it all over again. The kids need you, big bro. Fashion maybe some time to chill but retiring ain’t it.” [Sic].

He didn’t share whether West accepted his advice or not.

Kanye West is one of the most prominent figures in hip-hop; he is known for his varying musical styles.

He started his music career as a producer in Chicago after dropping out of college.

He gained prominence after co-producing Jay-Z’s 2001 album ‘The Blueprint’ and was later signed as an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella Records.

In 2004, West released his debut album, ‘The College Dropout,’ which was met with critical acclaim and yielded the Billboard Hot 100-number one single ‘Slow Jamz.’

He went on to become the joint most-awarded hip-hop artist in the Grammys’ history along with Jay-Z with 24 golden gramophones.

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