The world of rap and EDM may never be the same. At least for the time being.
Two of the biggest names in music, both in their respective genres, are taking a break from what they know best to pursue other things.
Lil Wayne and Deadmau5 have both recently revealed they are taking a break from their careers, but assure fans they will be back, according to E!.
In a radio interview with Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9 last week, Wayne revealed that he’s switching his focus from rapping to skateboarding, saying:
Being me, I always feel like I ain’t done nothing yet, so I’m always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff. I’ve been doing it since I was eight and I’m about to be 30 in September. I kinda feel like I deserve that, I feel like the fans deserve a little No Wayne. I’ve been everywhere, man. I’ve been out on everybody’s song, I’m still on everybody’s song. My artists are doing awesome; I believe the fans deserve some peace from me, so I’ll be on my skateboard in the meantime.
Meanwhile, music producer and deejay, Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, took to his blog to explain his leave of absence in the music industry, saying:
So heres whats happening. im going to unplug for a wee bit. which doesnt mean im cancelling any upcoming shows or anything, im just gunna slam on the breaks for a bit and force myself to endure some quiet time. in that time, obviously the gears will still be moving, ill still be writing, and the releases will still come out (heads up for something crazy real soon like) and yeah.
i got a lot of work to do on some stuff. so, best i just chill the f*** out a bit and just get it done, and get it done RIGHT, until im 100% satisfied with it. Then our regularily scheduled program shall continue. but yeah, im basicly pretty miserable right now and need to pull the f*** back and figure out whatever the f*** it is i do.
Despite making $11.5 million last year for essentially clubbing and partying, Deadmau5 just is not happy. We certainly can’t blame Deadmau5 for wanting to take a break to recharge his batteries. Everyone needs a break – even the hottest thing in electric dance music.
Deadmau5 is perhaps best known to non-fans for wearing his signature mouse head. He has spoken previously on his Twitter about his battles with “severe depression and anxiety,” though his abrupt break from music has yet to be connected with his depression, as reported by the Huffington Post.
Best wishes goes to both men, as we wish them a speedy comeback to the music scene!
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