If you thought Jay-Z was a little premature in announcing his “retirement” four years ago, you’re not alone. The hip-hop mogul admits in a new interview with XXL that he “pulled the retirement ripcord too many times.” He added, “I want to never say that again. … People looking at me like, ‘Please shut up.’ I was looking at my retirement movie]’Fade to Black‘ the other day. I was embarrassed.
I couldn’t watch. I’m not playing with you. I had to turn it off. I was cringing.” On November 6, Jay-Z will issue American Gangster LP the second album he has put out since making the “retirement” announcement in 2003..