Near Miss: 10 Almost Signings

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  • Kanye West, Birdman
  • 50 Cent and Diddy
  • Lil Wayne, jay-Z
  • French Montana, Rick Ross
  • Fabolous, 50 Cent
  • Mystikal and 50 Cent
  • Twista, Kanye West
  • Young Buck and Cash Money
  • Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent
  • Wale and Jay-Z
  • Master P, Tupac

Near Miss: 10 Almost Signings

It's hard to imagine Kanye without a Roc-A-Fella chain—Jay-Z has been an integral part of his career for more than a decade. But in a recent interview with VladTV, former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh said that Yeezy came to the New Orleans label looking for a deal. While you imagine a crazy alternate universe where Kanye was a member of the Big Tymers, read on to check out 10 other "almost" signings. —Alex Gale

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