When Hip Hop Stars Threaten to Retire

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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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