It Turns Out Sean Combs AKA Diddy is in “Semi-Retirement”

Sean Combs in concert in April. Photo by RMV/Shutterstock (10227084u)

There is a good reason for why we haven’t heard any new music from Sean Combs AKA Diddy AKA P Diddy in a long time. As it turns out, Diddy is semi-retired from music.

The most recent edition of Rolling Stone’s Musicians On Musicians saw DJ Khaled and Combs interview each other and discuss their careers and views on the music industry. At one point, Diddy was asked what does he “look for” when he is signing a new artist.

“To be honest, I’ve been in semi-retirement,” shared Diddy. “If you don’t see my name on all the Top 10 records, that means I’m not making music.”

According to Diddy, he is wondering whether there is a role for him in music at the moment. “I’m contemplating, Is there a role for me in music now?” 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.”

Sean Combs’ most recent solo studio effort was 2006’s Press Play. After that, he worked on several collaboration albums while also releasing a handful of singles.

Back in 2015, Combs announced that he is working on his new studio album, titled No Way Out 2, which was supposed to serve as a sequel to his debut record from 1997. He also said that this would be his last album before retiring from music.

In 2015, Diddy presented “Finna Get Loose,” featuring Pharrell Williams, which was the first single from the album. There were no new details about the release since then, and the status of the record remains unclear.