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Chief Keef is throwing in the towel when it comes to his rap career. The Chicago-based rhymer announced his retirement on Twitter last week, saying that too many rappers sound like him.

On Wednesday (March 2), Keef made the big reveal while responding to a fan who noted that he's behind on releasing music this year. "I'm retired you didn't know?" he wrote in a tweet. "To many n*ggas sound jus like me or saying sh*t like almighty would."

Back in November, the “3 Hunna” rapper shared similar sentiments via social media. While claiming to have pioneered the common "trap" style heard in many of today's songs, he wrote, "Ima need more than 10 fingers to name all the n*ggas who stole my style!"

A month prior, producer and frequent collaborator Young Chop put Kanye West on blast for manipulating artists from the Chi-town. Chop first aired out his grievances with Ye during an interview with VICE on Beats 1 Radio and then followed up with a few videos shared on Instagram. In his posts, he claimed that West simply uses young artists for his own benefit, saying, “[Kanye] use you, try to soak up everything n*ggas know, get you to write songs for him and then don’t call you after that. F*ck him! Say for instance, like, ‘Don’t Like’ and my boy Vic Mensa. He gonna make it seem like he put them on. And he really f*ckin’ didn’t. N*ggas started from the bottom.”

The original version of "Don't Like" served as the lead single for Chief Keef's debut album, Finally Rich, released in December 2012. The retweaked version, which featured Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss, appeared on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer.

Aside from revealing that he's done rapping, Keef also took the opportunity to share a word of advice with a fan who tweeted he's going to have a shoot out at his school upon the announcement.

"Go be something everything but a rapper or a scammer," Sosa tweeted to the fan. "be a ball player or a lawyer or a doctor."

As noted by HipHopDX, Chief Keef released four projects last year, including two studio albums, Bang 3 and Bang 3 Pt. 2.

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