The 49-year-old rapper hasn’t dropped any new music since the release of his single 'Watcha Gon’ Do?' in 2017.
He’s long been rumoured to be working on a new album, but in an interview with DJ Khaled for Rolling Stone magazine, the musician, real name Sean Combs, wondered whether or not his time is up in the business.
“To be honest, I’ve been in semi-retirement,” he mused. “If you don’t see my name on all the Top 10 records, that means I’m not making music. I’m contemplating, ‘Is there a role for me in music now?’”
Adding that he’s bringing back his TV show Making The Band next year, in which he leads the hunt for the hottest new music talent, Diddy continued:
“I just know that for me, I would only be able to sign legends. To be honest, my decisions will be made through God. I’m at another frequency and level of music. It would have to be something that God fully put in my heart, like when I heard Biggie (The Notorious B.I.G.) or I heard Mary J. Blige.”
Diddy has been known as one of the most influential hitmakers and label CEO since his solo mainstream emergence in 1993. From Jodeci and Mary J. Blige, to Biggie, Craig Mack, Ma$e and Junior Mafia; Diddy has an undeniable ability to recognize the diamond in the rough.
His love for discovering talent has always been the driving force, his ability to spot and create superstars is what led to his partnership with MTV in 2000 to create the cult classic Making The Band.