Lil Wayne Talks Retirement (June 22, 2011)

Lil Wayne may be just 28 years old, but the Cash Money Millionaire has got a lot content under his belt and a work ethic that would run virtually anyone ragged over time. That's why it came as such a shock when Weezy hinted that Tha Carter IV could be his last album in an interview with XXL this summer.

Due to the long history of failed rapper retirements, most were quick to dismiss Wayne's statements. Those dismissals may have been based on wishful thinking, since many fans are still clammering for the collaborative album with Drake that the Young Money captain has spoken about a few times. We'll be watching closely to see how this one plays out, because it's hard to imagine the rap game without Weezy.