In a recent statement shared on his timeline, South African rapper Priddy Ugly confirmed that his upcoming album, titled "Dust," will be his final release. The statement reflected on his 15-year career, highlighting his achievements, collaborations, and the impact he has had on his fans.
Priddy Ugly expressed gratitude for the support he received throughout his journey, acknowledging the highs and lows, the relationships formed, and the love he experienced.
"It's been 15 years. That's 3 albums and 3 mix tapes. That's 5 EPs, 500 features and thousands of verses, Millions of minds blown (that's word to my pen). That's a whole wife and daughter, some homies gained, some homies lost, some bruised egos and a whole lot of love, some wins, some losses, some horns, some crosses," read the statement.
"This last stretch of making music has been made completely daunting and it’s not coming from the audience. Creating the music has been organic and seamless, everything else has been very challenging. It has completely sucked the eagerness for me to want to keep doing it in this way"
"I’ve had to be my No 1 fan, my biggest motivator and source of inspiration. The artists and producers I’ve created with really fuelled my energy when my spirit was completely depleted. The conversations had and love shared boosted me in times where I was literally fighting for my life."
In separate posts, he further elaborated on the difficulties he encountered during the music-making process. While the creative aspect remained fulfilling, other aspects of the industry had dampened his enthusiasm. He emphasized the importance of self-motivation and the support he received from fellow artists and producers, which helped sustain his energy.
In a previous Instagram post from March 2022, Priddy Ugly touched on the pressures of society and the importance of self-care and resilience. He encouraged others to take time to heal, embrace their strength, and find inner light to overcome challenges. He also emphasized the significance of seeking support and reminded his followers that they are loved and deserving of a fulfilling life.