After a legendary career, Arsonal has decided to retire from battle rap. In the announcement, made on Instagram, Ars indicated that there have been positive developments in his music career that have necessitated the retirement. On a positive note for Arsonal fans, he didn't say his last battle has already happened, but rather that this would be his last year, so there is a chance he'll book more battles before leaving.
See the post where he made the announcement below:
MOOK LUX CASS ROC HOLLOW ........... DEM DA ONLY 5 FOR MY VERY LAST BATTLE I HAVE 5 MONTHS LEFT SO I MAY HAVE A BATTLE ROUND AUGUST DEN DEC— Arsonal (@ARSONALDAREBEL) June 28, 2016
Many in the battle rap community have reacted to the news on Twitter.
Salute to @ARSONALDAREBEL for giving up his life for battle rap and making oppurtunity for us all to eat. Definite legend. Thank you!— HeavyBags (@Heavybag201) June 26, 2016
@ARSONALDAREBEL respect... Nothing left to prove... Looking forward to seeing what's next for you— Dirtbag Dan (@DirtbagDan408) June 27, 2016
All personal preference aside, everyone owes @ARSONALDAREBEL a big thank you for his role in the progression of battle rap.— madflex (@madflexhiphop) June 27, 2016
congrats bro u pushed the culture harder then anyone and retired most viewed of all time ! I hate it when legends quit ! 😤!!— DIZ (@MRDIZASTER) June 26, 2016
Respect to @ARSONALDAREBEL. He announced he's retiring from battling this year. True legend to the game and did a lot for the culture— Corey Charron (@charronkotd) June 26, 2016
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