Joe Is Considering Retirement/ Releases Possible Final Album
Last year saw Tyrese retire as a musician, releasing his final LP titled, “Black Rose.” While promoting, he made points which could've indicated to his retirement. He did provide a reason for this move, telling Power 105.1's “The Breakfast Club,” he now has more custody time with his daughter, Shayla. With “Black Rose,” the former singer wanted to make a statement. There's a noticeable decline in R&B, which stimulated Tyrese's mission. Like several R&B acts, he wanted to save the struggling genre. While Tyrese brought in a #1 with “Black Rose,” there's still much to be done.
Another R&B great, Joe is considering retirement. This Friday saw the release of his twelfth album titled, “#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS.”
The crooner subtly slid he was retiring in his second single titled, “Happy Hour.” In the Gucci Mane-assisted single, Guwop raps, “Girl, if I'd write a book, you'd be my last chapter. Got me sad like when Joe said this was his last album.” Despite this, Joe is unsure of his decision.
In a recent interview with YouKnowIGotSoul, he shared why he's considering retiring:
The climate of R&B has changed, as the genre is underappreciated. For example, Alicia Keys and Usher, who were once strong sellers in the genre, experienced their lowest first-week sales this year. While the focus shouldn't be on sales, low sales can leave a musician uninspired. With that being said, be sure to support Joe's new album.
Stream “#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS” below: