How Will Ma$e Be Remembered?

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 07:  Mase performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 7, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

How Will Ma$e Be Remembered?

Ma$e is Bad Boy's finest!

PUBLISHED ON : NOVEMBER 3, 2016 / 09:40 AM

  1. Bad Boy

    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.  

    (Photo: Mase via Instagram)
  2. Feels So Good

    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! 

  3. A1 Since Day 1

    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.

    Tbt me Mase and Lance

    A photo posted by @mr_camron on

  4. From Rapper To Minister? No Really, You Remember Right?

    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.  

    (Photo: Vibe Magazine)
  5. Welcome Back, Welcome Back!

    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

  6. The Time He Told Us To Breathe, Stretch, Shake and Let It Go

    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. 

  7. Bad Boy Reunion? Yes!

    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. 

  8. Rocking the Stage as Bad Boys Do

    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! 

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20:  Sean "Diddy" Combs aka Puff Daddy (L) and Mase perform onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka And Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation )

Written by BET Staff


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