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One for the Road: A History of Rap’s Retirement Plans

Yesterday on Hot 97, Lil Wayne sat down with Angie Martinez to talk about his jail time, Nicki Minaj and Drake’s success,  Jersey Shore and more. Weezy also shockingly revealed his  plans to retire at age 35. Wayne isn’t the first to say he’s leaving the game, but if he sticks to it as promised, he may just be the first MC to follow through on his announcement. So, as the XXL staff sits here and selfishly hopes Weezy doesn’t walk away in seven years, we take a look back at some other retirement proclamations and how they played out. —Michael Naclerio

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