Almost five years after retiring from rap to preach the gospel of Christ Jesus as Dr. Mason Betha, Mase is reportedly planning a comeback to Hip-Hop.
According to The Daily News gossip pages, the Harlem-born rapper who helped popularize the shiny suit fad is planning to return to rap. The preacher is reportedly still under contract with P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, but the word is that Mase is presently attempting to secure a deal with Fo Real Records.
This month in 1999, Mase made an abrupt announcement that he was retiring from rap “effective immediately.” His revelation came amidst promotion for his sophomore effort, Double Up, which was due out on June 15th of that year.
“Yes it is true. But we’re in the process of trying to structure something with Bad Boy to allow Mase to do this project,” Ed Holmes, President of Fo Real Records told the Daily News.
But don’t expect the artist formerly known as Murder Mase to record Christian Rap.
“No! It’s definitely hip hop,” Holmes said in regards to Mase’s artistic direction. “There’s no profanity, though. He’s still talking about relevant issues.”
Calls to Mase were not returned