7 Shocking Moments in Hip Hop That Never Were

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What’s interesting about hip hop are the what if’s. On occasion, several notable moments never fully materialized because of numerous variables. We’ve seen botched signings or albums never come to fruition, despite heavy anticipation. We often get teased and never get fully satisfied. That’s just the luck of the draw. These seven what if’s in hip hop always linger in our minds because if things really went as planned, history would have been way different.

Nas, Ja Rule, Ashanti

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Lil Wayne Signing To Jay Z

Lil Wayne performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Back in 2005, JAY Z was gauging interest from Lil Wayne in hopes of reeling him to Roc-A-Fella records. According to Wayne, JAY Z offered him $175,000 to join the label. Wayne declined the offer and ultimately built an indomitable empire with him, Drake, and Nicki Minaj in Young Money.

Nas Going To Murder Inc

Nas, Ja Rule, Ashanti

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This deal was almost signed, sealed, and delivered. Nas was THIS close to becoming a member of the triumvirate consisting of Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, and Ashanti in 2002. On “The Pledge” featuring him, Ja Rule, and Ashanti, many perceived his presence and verse as his way to stamping his allegiance with the label.