Lee Green’s highly-anticipated Humble Beast debut album will not happen.

Over the past few years, Green has been featured on numerous releases by the record label, including but not limited to Propaganda’s Crimson Chord, Beautiful Eulogy’s Satellite Kite and Eshon Burgundy’s The Fear of God. Last night, the hip-hop artist announced on social media that he is no longer on Humble Beast. He concluded a Facebook post by clarifying that he isn’t done with music.

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Posted by Lee Green on Monday, June 29, 2015

Humble Beast also released a statement about Green’s departure today.

“Our desire at Humble Beast is to serve,” the statement read. “We want to serve the artists for the sake of their ministry. We want to serve our business for the sake of our families. We want to serve the Church for the sake of its joy in Christ.

“Unfortunately, we are not yet perfect people. Our priorities need constant realignment as we continually turn our eyes back to Jesus. As we live our lives in the constant tension of the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet,’ we confidently strive to glorify God in what we do, what we say, what we think, and in how we treat our neighbor. We hope to continually grow in wisdom and humility as we discern what is best for our business, our ministry, and the people that we serve.

“It’s with this understanding that we wish our brother Lee Green nothing but the best as we mutually part ways. Humble Beast does not sign contracts with our artists. We have covenant agreements in which the following is understood: we will strive to work with the artist to serve their musical and creative endeavors insofar as they feel they are being adequately served. At any point, the artist may back away from the label if they decide to pursue other creative interests or if they feel as if we are not serving them as best we can.

“After conversation and deliberation, both parties have decided that it is best for Lee to pursue other venues that best suit his talents, gifts, goals, and desires. We have a deep love and respect for our brother and are excited to see what he does next. Continue to follow Lee and his pursuits, as we expect nothing but the best from him. Godspeed.”