Metro Boomin is apparently hanging up his MPC.
Late Thursday evening, the hitmaking producer cleared his entire Instagram, updating his bio to read "Retired record producer/DJ" and sharing an Instagram Story with the caption "Retired from rap."
Of course, Metro's decision to enter into retirement is startling, that is until you remember that nobody ever really retires from hip-hop. For example, Lupe Fiasco has retired approximately 1,234 times over the past decade and yet, he continues to release music. See also, JAY-Z and The Game.
It's certainly possible that the decision to announce a retirement is nothing more than a savvy marketing ploy and a new project is right around the corner. Or Metro could be interested in producing non-rap music, with this declaration serving as his foray into a new genre.
In related news, on Thursday evening, rapper Madeintyo announced that his forthcoming debut album will also serve as his final album.
DJBooth has reached out to both Metro Boomin and his manager, Rico Brooks, for comment. We will update this story if we receive a response.