Mase Claims He’s Signing To Death Row Records: I’ll Be Officially The First One Signed To Bad Boy & Death Row
It looks like Mase is taking his talents to Death Row Records!
According to Mase, 46, he will be the first artist to rep both Bad Boy Records and Death Row–the two powerhouse Hip Hop labels that were infamous in the 90s. On Wednesday (Aug. 4), the New York rapper took to Instagram and shared a video claiming that he’s in the process of signing a deal with Death Row Records–which was acquired by Snoop Dogg for an undisclosed amount earlier this year.
In his video, Mase said:
“I’m on Crenshaw, just passed Pico, just passed Slauson and I’m out here to meet with Snoop so I can do another joint venture with Death Row Records.”
“I’ll be officially the first one signed to Bad Boy and Death Row. And we gon’ get the 2Pac thing rekindled. Let’s see where we go with that.”
While an official deal has yet to be confirmed, Mase’s signing would mark a historic moment for both Death Row and Bad Boy, given their infamous rivalry in the mid ’90s that sadly resulted in the murders of both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Lately, Mase has been very vocal about his gripes with Bad Boy Records, more specifically his issues with the man in charge of the label, Diddy.
In a recent interview with the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, Mase opened up about his ongoing feud with Diddy and revealed where their issues stemmed from. When asked why things went south between him and the famed music executive, Mase said:
“I can say this because it’s not something I didn’t say to [Diddy]. I felt like I did more than I got credit for, more than I got paid for. I’m tryna be nice. I never got paid what I was worth, and I never got the respect I was worth. So, the disdain that I got for [Diddy] is more like, ‘You tryna keep me here, n*gga. I’m not here.”
The “Feel So Good” rapper continued,
“All my peers is up here. All my peers are bosses.’ [It’s] just like [when] somebody raise somebody up, you know, they did work with you, they go from your lil’ man to, maybe, A&R, to something else. He just kept tryna keep me right here, like, he didn’t want me to grow at anything.”
Mase released three albums on Bad Boy Records — Harlem World, Double Up and Welcome Back — before departing in 2012. He’s also previously teased the idea of joining Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, Drake’s OVO Sound, and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.
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