Gang Starr Foundation's Krumb Snatcha has announced that he is retiring from Hip Hop.
In a post on his Facebook page (via DJ Premier Blog), the rapper, whose real name is Demetrius Gibbs, said that "due to unfortunate circumstances I have decided to no longer be a part of certain elements and or musical endeavors." Though he did not explicitly state why he's hanging up the mic, he said that he will instead "honor my commitment to the youth."
The Guru affiliate released his first single in 1996, and made a standout guest appearance on Gang Starr's "Make 'Em Pay" off of 1998's Moment of Truth. He most recently released The Resurrection of Tha Golden Wolf last fall.
Read his full statement below.
Unfortunately due to unfortunate circumstances I have decided to no longer be a part of certain elements and or musical endeavors. As of this day I no longer am affiliated with any label and/or management… I apologize to friends and fans but changing and putting self first is in my best interest. There will be no next album from me… I have decided to honor my commitment to the youth. Thank you all… God bless!!! -Demetrius Gibbs aka Krumb Snatcha