The unforgiving nature of the industry seems to have taken its toll on Conway the Machine and his personal relationships, and brought him to a point where he even questions his love for music.
Conway seems to be so fed up with all the bullshit that comes with all the good, that the upcoming end of his contract with Shady Records and a bitter disappointment in the industry overall makes him plan an early exit.
This unexpected news was revealed during the interview on the Bucked Up podcast as an answer about his long-term music career aspirations:
Honestly, I’m nearing my end. It’s pretty much a wrap. The “God Don’t Make Mistakes” album is the end of my Shady Records and Interscope Records contractual obligations, and that deal was no more. It’s also the end of my Griselda Records shit, and that’s no more. I’m probably gonna do another tape with Big Ghost, a little Part II. Nd maybe two other albums that I’m already doing with Empire. It is what it is. I did everything I needed to do. I’m annoyed with this shit. I’m losing my love for it. I don’t wanna fuck with this shit no more. It’s not what I thought. This industry. Shit just changed. It’s not what you think it’s cracked up to be. You fall out with people you love. The entitlement, the jealousy, all that shit just grows more and more inside of people you love the most. It’s no more I could do, man. I’d rather just be somewhere chilling. I kind of lost my passion completely. I don’t even listen to this shit no more. I just be chilling now and trying to to spend some family time that I missed out on. Just be out of the way. Maybe I’ll get that spark back again, but…— Conway The Machine on the Bucked Up podcast (December 6, 2021)
I don’t really regret anything. I don’t regret any decision or any shit that I did. I just wish things was like how they were when before any of this.
With the “God Don’t Make Mistakes” release date nearing, this sure comes as a shocker. Good luck Conway, may you find the love for music once again.
You can watch the full video interview below: