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Mason Durell Betha (born August 27, 1975),[1] better known by stage name Mase (often typeset as Ma$e) who was previously known as Murda Ma$e, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and inspirational speaker. He was an artist on Sean “Diddy” Combs’s hip hop label Bad Boy Records. He was introduced as Bad Boy Entertainment’s next big artist during the summer of 1996 when he was featured on the remix to 112’s debut single, “Only You”, which peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Singles Sales chart as well as its Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. With his soon-to-be-trademarked slow flow, Mase quickly developed a crossover fan base as he was featured on original tracks, as well as remixes, by popular R&B artists such as Brian McKnight, Mariah Carey, Keith Sweat, and Brandy, among others. Puff Daddy (Diddy) featured Mase on “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” from The Notorious B.I.G.’s double-LP Life After Death, the album’s biggest hit single. He then featured Mase on several songs on his own debut album, No Way Out: the lead single, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”, which hit number one on the Rap, R&B, and Pop charts, as well as on “Been Around the World”, which would also reach number one on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks. By the time Mase released his own debut album, Harlem World, in late 1997, the rapper had become Bad Boy’s premier artist, filling the void left by the death of Biggie Smalls. He is married to Twyla Betha and leads an international ministry.

1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Harlem World
2.2 Double Up and retirement


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  • HugoDalton

    Nothing (feat. Eric Bellinger) song is dope.

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    What the hell happened to Mase - I loved him!

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • OxyCyrus

    You can hear his influence in Kanye's flow.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • aarONE119

    if you knew how my face felt, you would know how mase felt. thank god i aint too cool for the safe belt

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • carAnthony

    Correct to - Ma$e

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Hullabaloolaloo

    children of the corn

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • aginggirl

    Truly awesome!

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • RenlyTyrell

    Rugrats! Lol

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • NinoMurda

    Yo Mase, Whad up man,I ve been lookin for you, Im a producer/artist from Amaterdam and a fan since way back, i would like to work wit you I got some hot beats and the set up to do some things for a label here,so I would like to hhave you over here.And maybe for a show in a Club? I really would like to work wit you, I only made this account so I could text you..

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
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    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    don't leave while you're hot that's how mase screwed up

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • RemedyzKid

    Murda Ma$e.

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jorbachov

    Kamikaze ft 50

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Pafgadget

    It's Ma-$-e !

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • reap_r

    I don't know what Puffy did to Mase's ass but he fucked him up.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • IsaacSorsa

    Listening to Harlem World is like getting in a time machine and going back to when I was 10.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • blackpanther15

    "What You Want" is the best love hip-hop song!!

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • VeX08

    harlem world is a classic

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • big4ever

    "you won't see me in it.. unless there's TVs in it"

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
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