Less than a year after being 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 leaving music to study plants, plants and life.” The Florida native, 28, later removed all previous content from his social media channels and doubled his retirement when a follower asked for more details.
Despite his youth, Taylor is probably already ready for life, or at least for some time. From obscure beginnings, he’s grown from selling beats online for $ 250 a pop to being CEO and founder of Internet Money, a record label and producer collective that spawned 34 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. 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 reached the Top 5 on the Hot 100 in 2019, and released “Lemonade,” which peaked at $ 6 the following year.
Taylor can therefore afford to drive his hot pink Mercedes-Benz and shell out nearly $ 3 million for a trendy “modern farm” in Los Angeles. Presumably, he will share the property with his longtime girlfriend, LA-native Selena Steensland. And given that the house is surrounded by mature eucalyptus trees and expansive grassy lawns, he has plenty of opportunities at home to pursue his budding botanical career.
Roy Lhanie of Keller Williams jointly owned the listing with Asi Ifrah of the brokerage firm Kashani Daniel; Myles Lewis of Revel Real Estate represented the buyer.