Former Bad Boy Records star Ma$e is proving recent hype about him making a comeback to the music biz is legit with the release of his new thumping “Why Can’t We” anthem.
Days away from New Year’s Eve, Mason Betha unleashed his gem to the masses.
After a lengthy hiatus from the music, Ma$e has released a new song called “Why Can’t We.” He shouts out Drake and Kanye West in the beginning the song, acknowledging the fact that both artists are huge fans of his style. He then proceeds to spit two verses with references ranging from 2Pac to Toni Kukoc. “Why Can’t We” is a smooth, signature Ma$e song with female vocals that are currently credited to “Her.” The song will appear on the Harlemite’s upcoming project, Now We Even. (Complex)
Earlier this year, Kanye West spoke out on his respect for Ma$e.
“It’s one of the reasons why I used to love Mase as–or I still love Mase as a rapper. Because he got to the point. I always thought he’d make an amazing pastor. He got to the point so quick and sometimes I’m talking and I’m thinking out loud and I’m not getting to the point as quick and I like how that man can just get his point across and how he has that skill set. He knows what he wants to do and that’s the reason why the universe responds to him like that. He just threw a carnival in L.A. where 10,000 people came out.” (Hot 107.9)
In October, Betha jumped onto his Instagram page to break the news of a follow-up project to 2004’s Welcome Back LP.
“No abbreviations use #NOWWEEVEN that’s the only conversation I’m having. y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title… Lets make it happen!!! Right now I’m listening to all my early freestyles & songs… This got to be something special. A couple free shows & visits #NOWWEEVEN. I’m listening also to Life after Death, All Eyes On Me and Reasonable Doubt… Just so u know what I’m thinking. #NOWWEEVEN. @iamdiddy should be on MY album unless he gets saved and leave music… LM_ _ O #NOWWEEVEN. TO ME @Mr_Camron IS HOMETEAM. SO “NO” we don’t have any beefs. I can only comment on what is factually correct! #NOWWEEVEN. @iamdiddy I forgot I was the first SeanJohn super model… we should definitely be even!!! #NOWWEEVEN.” (Mase’s Instagram)
In August, Drake expressed an interest in inking the former Bad Boy to his OVO team.
“Funny enough, me and Ma$e have just been talking about what the future holds, about what he wants to do and anything is possible man. I told Ma$e, ‘You’re Ma$e, at the end of the day so I don’t think you should end up on anybody else’s label. … I would love to be involved. I know Kanye took an interest in Ma$e as well, because Ma$e is like the original fly guy that made it all look extremely fun, dancing. … There’s a lot of rappers who get out there and take themselves super serious and it’s not fun like that. They don’t laugh. Those guys got out there and proved why there are who they are. Two kings doing what they were born to do. I’d love to work with Ma$e to be honest. I told him, ‘man I hope tonight’s not our last conversation.’ It’s been cool, we kicked it and just went out and and got something to eat.” (RapFix)
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