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Rap mogul Irv Gotti and Ja Rule are “this” close to packing their bags for the road. The longtime friends and business partners are finalizing an upcoming Murder Inc. reunion tour.

Last night, Gotti went to Instagram to formally announce an Inc. cross-country run is near.

Rule went to Instagram last month to get fans’ take on the Inc. possibly hitting the road together.

Last year, Gotti’s former protégé Ashanti struck back at longtime Murder Inc. rival 50 Cent over low ticket sales allegedly forcing a concert cancellation.

“Officer Curtis better cut it out. [laughs] I mean it’s obvious [the show was canceled because] it was a lack of promotion. The school put out a statement to clarify it was a lack of promotion and, you know, they shouldn’t have never did it. So, you know, no hard feelings. Thank-you so much – Curtis is definitely a bully.” (TMZ)

Days prior, Inc rival 50 Cent ripped Ashanti for having a concert nixed over ticket sales.