When Hip Hop Stars Threaten to Retire

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  • Nicki Minaj
  • Too Short
  • Too Short
  • Waka Flocka
  • Jay Z
  • Kid Cudi
  • Soulja Boy
  • Mase
  • Game
  • 50 Cent, Kanye West
  • Saigon
  • Jean Grae
  • Scarface
  • Hit Boy, Jay Z, Kanye West
  • Azealia Banks
  • Lil Wayne
  • Lil Wayne
  • Lupe Fiasco

Too Short (Again)

As mentioned, Bay Area don Too Short was way ahead of these other faux-retiring MCs, first saying his good-byes in 1996 after he dropped Getting It. But a few years later he released Can’t Stay Away and confessed that his retirement threat was a tool to gain leverage in contract talks with Jive Records.

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