When Hip Hop Stars Threaten to Retire

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

Ma$e

With two chart-topping albums under his belt, Bad Boy rapper Ma$e announced in 1999 that he was leaving rap for religion. After five years as a minister in Atlanta, he returned with the gold-selling Welcome Back, and was down with G-Unit for a spell. He then went back to the church, and then back to the booth again. This time he says he's retired from the pulpit.

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