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Could this be it for the mighty Mos Def? According to reports, he is retiring from music and Hollywood.

The artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, officially announced his retirement last week via Facebook Live and will be live streaming his very last show from Cape Town, South Africa.

The announcement was made along with news that he’d be canceling his remaining U.K. tour dates.

I’m retiring for real this year, this week,” an excited Yasiin said on Facebook Live. “With the 17th anniversary of Black on Both Sides being released, I am grateful to have had the career that I have been able to enjoy.”

The 42-year-old emcee vet hinted at this day through Kanye West’s website but now it’s set in stone.

One half of the group Blackstar, born Dante Smith, has called Cape Town, South Africa home for some time now after immigration issues with the United States.

I’m retiring from the musical recording industry … and also from Hollywood effective immediately,” he said in an audio message on West’s site announcing his retirement. “I am releasing my final album this year and that’s that.

 

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