Ma$e might be one of the most influential artists of the 90s, but these days he’s a more controversial figure. Ma$e ‘retired’ from music at the top of his popularity to become preach the word of the Lord. However, since his initial retirement, Ma$e has always had one foot in the church and the other in the music industry. And now the Harlem rapper is back into his music announcing a new album. According to huffingtonpost.com:
“The 38-year-old rapper announced this week that he has his fourth record, ‘Now We Even,’ in the works. The former Bad Boy artist took to Twitter to publicize the project, adding that he would love for the album to feature collaborations with artists such as Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, Drake, and CeeLo Green.
“Ma$e teased the upcoming album last month when he posted a photo from a recording studio with the hashtag #NowWeEven. While he has seemingly started work on the project, he has yet to announce a release date. When asked by a fan when “Now We Even” would hit stores, Ma$e simply responded, ‘Once I finish it.'”
Ma$e was the quintessential ‘pretty boy’ rapper from the 90s, setting a tone that artists like Kanye West and Drake were able to follow. Ma$e actually recently worked with Drake, performing with Diddy at the OVO Fest, and Drake exuded that he would love to work on music with him.
There’s no official release date for the album, but we’ll see how fans react to a pastor on a rap album when it’s released.