It looks like Jean
Grae is bidding adieu to the record industry.
In a new blog on her MySpace
page, the Brooklyn emcee thanks all of her fans for their support and gives
salutations to hip-hop, with a finalizing tone.
“It’s been a wonderful and awful journey all at the same
time. Mostly leaning towards the wonderful part..lol. Thank you for letting me
share what I could with you and sharing yourselves back, as you have really
been the reason that I kept on,” she types. “I will always love what I
consider to be true hip hop music… from the bottom of my soul. I hope you
will continue to distinguish those who are contributors to the evolution of Hip Hop and other black music as both an auditory stimulation and a culture, taking
care that they are put in a position to do so.”
She ends the note saying, “Enjoy…see y’all around. It’s been
amazing. Thank you again”
Her profile name on MySpace
has also been changed to “Jean Grae Saying Peace Out,” and her only remaining
profile picture is of her apparently blowing a kiss goodbye.
Jean Grae joined Blacksmith Music, Talib Kweli’s label imprint under Warner Bros, in September 2005. She was set to formally release Jeanius, the heavily-bootlegged and
delayed album produced entirely by 9th
Wonder, later this year.
DX will keep you
posted on any updates.