*Ma$e has a lot to say about the legacy of Brooklyn’s own Biggie Smalls, according to Complex..
During his interview with the magazine, Ma$e labeled his former label head, Diddy, as a sell-out for his involvement with DJ Khaled’s new song “I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie.”
The song, produced by Beat Bully, was released from Khaled’s “Suffering From Success” and features Rick Ross, Meek Mill, T.I., Swizz Beats and Diddy. One of the lyrics state, “I feel like Pac, I feel like Biggie/I feel like hating n—as waiting to get me.”
Ma$e made his distaste for the song known on Twitter. “N—as sold u out BIG. I hate the way your legacy has been watered down. I don’t have to be from Bk. Let him rest. #respect,” he wrote, followed by an Instagram link to a pic of Big rocking his signature Versace shades, gold encrusted walking stick and Jesus pieces.
After having their share of outs in the past, it appeared Diddy and Ma$e were on good terms when they were seen on stage together at Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto. Well, apparently, the reunion was short lived.
Diddy hasn’t made much mention of Ma$e’s allegation as he continues to tweet the usual branded posts. “GM PPL!! Let’s get this work!! #NoMatterWhat,” he posted along with a TwitPic of his AQUAhydrate water.
Khaled on the other hand might welcome the drama for his new album as he had twitter going crazy with fake proposal to Nicki Minaj on live television to promote their song “I Wanna Be with You.”
*The self-proclaimed gangster rapper, The Game, who claims to be from the hood (when others say he grew up in the suburbs in the outskirts of Los Angeles), has supposedly turned to Jesus.
He’s decided to incorporate a little heaven in his new album, “Jesus Piece,” to show his dedication to God.
“Last year in August, I got Baptized,” he told Jenny Boom Boom, from Hartford’s Hot 93.7. “I been gone to church, but I’ve still been doing me. I still love the strip clubs; I still smoke and drink. And I’m faithful to my family. But everybody loves God, even the most gangster of gangsters loves Jesus.”
He was sure to keep it gangster and clean it up with, “I am still gang affiliated… I’m not trying to change or hide being a Blood or growing up the way I [grew] up … I do my thing, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go to heaven or don’t believe in God and that I can’t pick up a Bible when I get home. It don’t got nothing to do with that.”
The album isn’t without it’s sinful collaborations.
Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne are also featured on the project, which was previously called “V” (the Roman numeral 5).
The Game is a new Christian and committed to his faith, but he said he’s not planning to leave the rap game anytime soon.
So don’t expect a Ma$e move from him.
*Remember Mase? The tax man certainly does.
The rapper, real name Mason Betha, is said to owe $124,774 in back taxes, according to documents filed in Florida by Internal Revenue Service.
The unpaid taxes stem from the years 2000, 2001, and 2004.
Ma$e, who got his start on Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, quit music in 1999 to minister the gospel. He returned to secular music with his third album in 2004, “Welcome Back.”
The Harlem artist was recently spotted in the studio with various artists.
*Former Bad Boy Records artist Loon (born Chauncey Hawkins, but who is now known as Amir Junaid Muhadith after his conversion to Islam) was arrested in Belgium and will be extradited to the United States to face drug charges, according to MTV News.
It seems that Loon “knowingly and intentionally” possessed with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin between early 2006 and September 2008 in North Carolina.
A copy of indictment surfaced on blog site DDotOmen.com on Friday.
Loon began his career as a rapper in Ma$e’s Harlem World group, who released their gold-selling debut The Movement in 1999. In 2003 Loon released his solo self-titled debut on the back of his Mario Winans-featured single “Down for Me.”
In 2004 he was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a security guard was stabbed during a fight at The House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. However Loon was never convicted of the crime.