New York rap veteran Ma$e is slowly making his return to the hip-hop scene and most recently hosted a cypher at world-famous Daddy’s House Recording Studios in the Big Apple.
Mason Betha recently talked about hosting the Harlem-themed battle at Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy’s renowned studio.
“It was just Harlem everywhere, man. I’m excited. This is something I personally wanted to do. I’m just excited to be able to give something back to my town. With me, I always try to give my all to my hood, put my hood on my skin, man. I love it. They ain’t gotta keep asking me who I am. All of it is me.” (Revolt TV)
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According to reports, Harlem emcees like Murda Mook were involved in the cypher.
Ma$e, who hosted the cypher, was joined by several MCs, including Loaded Lux, Murda Mook and T-Rex, rappers who’ve made their names on a cappella battle raps. (MTV)
Recently, Ma$e discussed when his next solo album would drop.
“My next single will probably be me, Rick Ross and Kanye. It’s called ‘Billboard.’ So, we got something really serious coming,” Ma$e said in an interview. “We just got done shooting a video in LA, in the desert, so, it’s gonna be really sexy. The next one [after ‘Billboard’]. … We got an album in the works, it should be out the first week in October. It’s gonna have Ye, Ross, Puff, Dipset, it’s gonna be really special. … This is what I would have put out after [1997’s] Harlem World. It’s gonna be really special.” (Hot 107.9)
Over the summer, reality television star Malaysia Pargo starred in Ma$e’s “Nothing” music video.
Pargo speeds down the highway in a luxury convertible while Mase brings back his infamous Harlem boy moves with Bellinger. In another scene Pargo dons an embellished body suit, heels and an oversized jacket paired with sunglasses. She makes another wardrobe change as she steps out of a boutique. The video continues its light and fun theme as Mase parties with a group of girls in a pool. Bellinger sings, “It’s unbelievable how your body is calling for me…Probably ’cause you got your own money.” (Enstarz)