Belly just dropped off one of the year’s best rap albums in Mumble Rap 2. When a rapper is at his prime like this, he could be putting a takeover of the genre. Not Belly, he doesn’t want retirement but would move into a different part of entertainment.

“I don’t think I’ll ever hang up the mic in terms of doing what I love because I’ll always do it,” Belly said to Hot New Hip Hop. “I just don’t know if I want to be part of the cycle of everything anymore. It has more to do with me than it does with the industry. Obviously, everyone knows that the industry can be shady – any industry can. Once you start getting to higher levels and bigger offices… things can get merky.”

He added, “You know, I’ve been writing TV and film stuff. Getting into writing scripts. A couple of scripted podcasts.” Without question, fans can look forward to seeing and hearing more from Belly.