Diddy has been in the music business for so long it's going to be interesting to see him doing something different and apparently never returning to the studio!!!
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The mogul revealed in an upcoming interview that will be published on Tuesday in Cigar Aficionado that he is retiring from music after his upcoming album to devote all of his time elsewhere in the entertainment industry.
"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. 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."
Even though he's teased it before, now it appears that his upcoming album — No Way Out 2 — will actually be his last, and he's ready to forgo music after 20 successful years to jump into film and whatever else comes his way!
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He also touched on family as being one of the reasons he wanted to scale his business interests back, saying:
"I have such a deep appreciation at being able to be a father. My father didn't get the chance to be there for me. That makes me appreciate the opportunity that much more deeply. I stress the importance of that to my kids—that you can't take having a family for granted."
But for the moment, he is still focusing on making his last album very, very special:
"If you're not putting out albums all the time, you have to come back in a way that grabs attention. People are always looking for what's next – but the cream always rises to the top. I'm going to make it the most honest and best that I can. If I can be fearless with it, nothing can stop me."
We can't wait to hear the album — and read the interview! It'll hit newsstands in Cigar Aficionado on Tuesday, May 3!
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