When Hip Hop Stars Threaten to Retire

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50 Cent

Back in 2007, Fiddy vowed that he’d turn off his mic for good if Kanye West's Graduation outsold his Curtis, both released on the same day. 50 lost handily, but didn’t make good on his promise, releasing Before I Self-Destruct. Later he attempted to retire again, saying, "[My next album] could very well be my last studio album if it doesn't make sense for me to continue and actually do it." He's since reunited G-Unit and dropped several independent projects.

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