JAY-Z says he is not going to retire from music, not now or in the foreseeable future.
During an interview for Season 2 of Peacock’s “Hart to Heart,” Kevin Hart revealed that while he is “not actively making music,” he will never leave the rap game.
“I tried that, I’m terrible at that,” the 52-year-old Roc Nation CEO said in a “Access Hollywood” clip. “All I needed was a break.” But I honestly believed that because I was exhausted at the time.”
JAY-Z announced in 2002 that The Black Album would be his final album, only to return three years later with another album, Kingdom Come. “It was possibly the worst retirement in history,” he admitted to Entertainment Weekly at the time.
While his future musical plans are unknown, he does not intend to retire again. “I’m not sure what happens next.” “I’m not actively making music, recording an album, or planning an album, but I never want to say I’m retired,” he said, adding, “You know, it’s a gift.” Who am I to turn it off?”
He does not, however, rule out future musical projects. “It could be anything. It could take a different shape or be interpreted differently. Perhaps it isn’t an album. Perhaps it is! I’m not sure. But I’m going to leave it open,” he explained.
The billionaire businessman continues to dabble in music. He collaborated with Pusha T on “Neck & Wrist” earlier this year and is credited as a writer on Beyoncé’s single “Break My Soul.”