Scarface will be dropping his 12th studio album, Dopeman Music, next month.

The album will be released independently on the rap vet’s own Facemob Music label and distributed by Deep Distribution Worldwide. “I feel that I need to move on to another stage with the way I deliver my music to the public,” the Godfather of the South told MTV about going the indie route. “I got a lot of shit and I’m using about three percent of what I know about music. I’m not using it all. I’m music. I can play that shit long enough for a real musician to catch it and feel me, where I’m going, and we make magic like that.”

Luckily for fans the Houston-bred MC has decided against retirement. 'Face previously declared that his 2008 LP, Emeritus, would be his last.

Dopeman Music is expected to drop May 4. —Brooklyne Gipson

[Listen to a sampler of the disc here.]