In a recent interview between Def Jam co-founder and 99 Problems producer Rick Rubin and Diplo, the Mad Decent boss stated that he would be retiring his solo output going forward in an effort to pursue his collaborative project with Major Lazer.
When asked how he separates his solo material from Major Lazer’s material, Blondre 3000 responded:
“Well, I’m trying to actually retire Diplo material at this point. Diplo has a ceiling in Vegas, and I’m doing great there, but I’m so proud of Major Lazer—the way it sounds, the way it’s mixed. I feel like if I devote my time to that, it could grow.”
This may come as a disappointment to Diplo purists, but not as a surprise considering how many projects the Philadelphian is currently pursuing. From Jack U and Major Lazer to ghostwriting for pop artists, the producer probably won’t be sinking into obscurity any time soon.
To read the full interview, head over to Interview Magazine where Rick and Diplo discuss their first meeting, DJ equipment, and various other topics.