The Moment: In late 2007, Lupe started to throw around the R word that rappers love so much: Retirement. He said that Lasers might be his last album and that the industry was starting to wear him down.
The Reaction: Fans were immediately stunned and called for him for reconsider retiring.
Did It Help or Hurt His Career? HURT! Retirement is never something to throw around lightly when it comes to rap music. Say it once and go against your word and you lose a lot of your credibility if you ever try to bring it up again.