Ma$e is mostly known for being signed to arguably one of the best '90s hip-hop labels, Bad Boy Records. By signing with P. Diddy, he joined the likes of The Notorious B.I.G and Craig Mack, to name a few.
In 1997, Ma$e delivered his first solo LP, Harlem World. His single "Feels So Good" peaked at No. 1 on the Rap Billboard Charts!
Before his music success, Ma$e attended Manhattan Center High School in New York. There, he met and became friends with future fellow rap artist Cam'ron. They even started a group called Children of the Corn. The brief group was managed by fellow student turned hip-hop mogul Damon Dash.
Ma$e is certainly not the first rapper to turn into a minister. We all know of Rev Run, but Ma$e also took a break from the rap game to preach. In 1999, heannounced that he was retiring from rap music and needed to serve God.
Ma$e's run as a minister ended about five years later in 2004. He was eager to return back to music and dropped a song called "Welcome Back" that summer.
Betha's back! #HarlemWorld
During his comeback, he also released a song titled "Breath, Stretch, Shake." No, it's not a workout song. It's a fun song that makes everyone dance! This song, along with "Welcome Back," played numerous times on hip-hop radio stations, especially in New York.
In the beginning of 2016, P. Diddy announced there would be a Bad Boy Reunion tour. Ma$e definitely made the cut of Bad Boy artists that would be traveling on the tour. It started in August in Columbus, Ohio, and ended in October in Oakland, California.
Ma$e is known to rock the stage just like his other Bad Boy family members. He will be rocking the stage for everyone to see at the 2016 Soul Train Awards — and we can't wait!