Last Month, shortly before he dropped a new single titled King James, M.I took to twitter to say he was leaving music ..On Sunrise Daily on Channels Tv,, he opened up on why he said that, why he hasn;t released an album and the effect his brother’s departure from Chocolate City label had on his career.
On his long absence from the music industry
Chairman is a song I released last year,and the next day after I released the song, a couple of changes started happening in the label.First was my brother(Jesse Jagz) wanting to leave which I didn’t know about ,we discussed it and I understood where he was going with that.But, it just sort of changed the dynamic of the label,and what happens with music is that ,when you are producing music and relying on people, when that changes you might need some time to reassess and come back.So I was supposed to put out my album last year, but it was a good opportunity for me to re-access and be like this is what I want to do going forward…
Also last year after putting out the chairman song ,all sorts of opportunities came up and I was so busy last year .I was travelling , all over the place and didn’t have time to record
But this year, we made a conscious decision with my management that M.I is not going to do anything until this album is done .
On Saying he was quitting Music
We did it twice, you know King James.I released this ambiguous statement that I’m done.I’m sorry.I just wanted to get their attention .I mean,election season is around the corner and i wanted to put out these images that will tell young people before they start advertising to you, have in mind the sort of leader you want