Acclaimed rapper and producer Puff Daddy is ready to become the mentor, or as he’s put it “coach and ringmaster,” once his final album is released. “It’s just me not being in front of the camera (and) on stage as much in that capacity,” he told USA Today of his plans. “[I’m] moving more into a role as artists come to [me] for advice and I can be more helpful behind the scenes. To be honest, I’m a coach, a ringmaster. I don’t profess to be anything but that.”

His final album titled No Way Out 2 will be released in 2016 and although it’s a bittersweet release, Puff feels he’s ready to begin to spread his musical and business knowledge with up-and-coming artists. Most recently he released a collection of music titled MMM, to coincide with his birthday in November, that was initially offered to fans for free and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

The 46-year-old star has a family of 6 children and it’s another reason he is planning this change in career. He reflects, “I’ve had a great run and people have shown me a lot of love and I want to finish on top, but most importantly, besides finishing on top, I want to be there (for my kids).”