Bad Boy artist-turned-pastor Mase has decided to fall back on reuniting with his former Harlem World rap crew, which includes Cardan and Meeno.
Harlem World’s reunion has taken shape in the form of new music including their latest record, “Start It Up (Remix).”
While more than half of the group is noticeably absent, Harlem World’s Cardan and Meeno reunite and bring newcomer Suga J into the fold. After the death of Huddy Combs (a/k/a Huddy 6), it seems part of Harlem World has been inspired to reunite. While Mase, Loon and Blinky Blink are not attached to this comeback, it seems only Cardan and Meeno are. The two are joined by newcomer Suga J. Mase’s absence is highlighted by a recent Harlem World track, “Start It Up (Remix),” where Cardan rhymes, “The cake batter bape sweater/ Eighth letter, ace heffas / Ace sippers, no Mase Betha.” (Hip Hop DX)
Harlem World broke into the hip-hop realm with Mase’s assistance, and dropped an album in 1999.
Harlem World dropped their debut LP, The Movement, on So So Def/Columbia Records in 1999. It went gold off the strength of the Just Blaze-produced single “I Really Like It,” and the popularity of Mase, who at the time was one of the most sought-after rappers in hip-hop. (Rap Fix)
Harlem World affiliate Huddy 6 recently passed away from a fatal car crash in New York City.
The hip-hop world is saddened by the passing of Huddy 6 aka Huddy Combs. The Harlem World member and close friend to many collided with a truck on the west-bound upper level of the George Washington Bridge, early this morning. Huddy was a big part of NYC nightlife and hip-hop, having ties to Mase, as well as fellow Harlem rapper Cam’ron. Huddy a friend to many gone too soon. (The Source)
Following Huddy’s passing, Harlem rapper Cam’ron released a tribute to his memory, and called out Mase for not appearing at Huddy’s funeral.
“This the 30-year story, doggy, of two swingers that took the 6 train to Canal to get two-fingers and rope chains, at 13 poppin’ bubb, the youngest youngest ever to be in the Cotton Club…not even gonna start to lie, my body cold, no heart in side. Damn, my other part done died. ya’ll should run when I start to cry…145 and St. Nick, I’m there for Blood wake, 13 years later back here for Hud wake, can’t lie my mind is in a bugged state, feel like Radio Raheem, love hate….Where is Betha at, I’m like f–k Mase…When Hud’s car crashed,damn I’m like not again. He invented words like ‘curve’ and ‘poppington.’ What up Tintin aka 6man, you know your family can lean on me like a kickstand.” (Miss Info TV)
Check out Harlem World’s “Start It Up (Remix)” below: