Popular American Rapper, music producer and actor, P. Diddy, also known as Puff Daddy, has revealed that he would retire from music after his last trip round the world. The 46-year old, who is also an entrepreneur, has been actively into music since 1997, after he debuted with his first album “No Way out.”
After almost two decades of creating and producing amazing records, P. Diddy will be taking a bow out of the music industry to allow other artistes enjoy the space he currently occupies, while he focuses on a career in acting. Born as Sean John Combs in Harlem, Diddy first experienced the entertainment industry when he worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad Boy Records in 1993. After his debut album, he released other successful ones like Forever in 1999, The Saga Continues in 2001 and Press Play in 2006.
The Bad Boy Records mogul covered the June of issue of Cigar Aficionado Magazine to discuss his retirement and newest venture.
“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. 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.”
The three-time Grammy Awards winner and two-time MTV Video Music Awards winner, also revealed his plans to travel the world one last time in light of his retirement. His forthcoming and final album, No Way Out 2, intends to be the final chapter of his legacy in the music industry.
“I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time,’ he said.
Aside music and acting, Diddy owns two clothing lines – Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs. He also has to his achievements a movie production company and two restaurants. In a month, Diddy earns nothing less than $60 million and according to 2015 Forbes estimate, his net worth is valued at $735 million. Hopefully, acting will not only sustain the wealth he has accumulated over the years but will increase it.