This might be sad news for all you New York hip hop music enthusiasts. According to AZ, he plans to hang up the mic after his 2011’s release of his next solo album, “Doe or Die 2.”

Here is what he had to say….
I think after my next album Doe or Die 2, I’ma wrap it up. It’s been fun, it’s been fun, I did good. You gotta go out like (undefeated boxer Floyd) Mayweather. Mayweather got out, he’ll jump back in but he’s gonna go out without scars. So I’m cool, I did a good job.

Apparently he plans to pursue more of an executive role in music.

Here is a throwback joint for the fans.