Southside has been one of the biggest producers in the game for quite some time. His early work with Waka Flocka in the early 2010s helped shaped the sound of rap for years to come, and over the years, Southside has worked with artists such as Drake, 21 Savage, Future, and Young Thug, and co-founded the production and songwriting team, 808 Mafia. But now, it looks like Southside is at a point where he feels like he’s accomplished everything he’s set out to do, and took to Twitter to announce his retirement.
The hit producer said that after the upcoming 808 Mafia album, he’ll be retiring. He added that he’s still going to try to put new producers on after the album.
“AFTER THIS 808mafia ALBUM IM DONE IM WHERE I WANNA BE IN LIFE AS A PRODUCER IM DONE JUST KNO THIS ALBUM IS GOING TO BE GREAT IM STILL GONE LEAD FOR THE CULTURE IM STILL GONE TRY TO PUT NEW PRODUCERS ON BUT AS A PRODUCER IM THROWING THE TOWEL IN AFTER THIS ALBUM I’m done,” Southside wrote.
This isn’t very surprising. The above tweet was a part of a string of tweets Southside let out where he questioned artist’s love for music and wondered how rap became filled with “accidental superstars.”
He then hinted at his retirement, asking his followers how they felt about it.