Less than a year after he was named Variety’s Hitmaker of the Month, Taz Taylor has unexpectedly quit music altogether. Earlier this week, the hip-hop mogul announced his retirement by tweeting “i’m quitting music n studying about plants, plants r life.” The Florida native, 28, subsequently deleted all previous content from his social media channels and doubled-down on his retirement when pressed for more details by a follower.
Despite his youth, Taylor is likely already set for life, or at least for awhile. From obscure beginnings, he’s gone from selling music beats online at $250 a pop to becoming CEO and founder of Internet Money, a record label and producer collective that’s spawned 34 Billboard Hot 100-charting singles. Along the way, he’s produced music for everyone from Drake and Lil Baby to Trippie Redd and XXXTentacion. Taylor co-wrote and produced Lil Tecca’s “Ransom,” which went top 5 on the Hot 100 in 2019, and released “Lemonade,” which peaked at $6 the following year.
So Taylor can well afford to drive his hot pink Mercedes-Benz and also pay nearly $3 million for a trendy “modern farmhouse” in Los Angeles. Presumably he’ll share the property with his longtime girlfriend Selena Steensland, a local L.A. native. And given that the house is surrounded by mature eucalyptus trees and sizable grassy lawns, he’s got plenty of at-home opportunity to pursue his budding botany career.