(NOTE LANGUAGE) Ma$e, introduced to the world via Bad Boy Entertainment, has announced a potential deal with the label’s former rival. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, he revealed he’s signing with Death Row Records, recently acquired by Snoop Dogg.
“I’m on Crenshaw — just passed Pico, just passed Slauson — and I’m out here to meet with Snoop so I can do another joint venture with Death Row Records,” he said in the clip.
“I’ll be officially the first one signed to Bad Boy and Death Row. And we gon’ get the 2Pac thing rekindled. Let’s see where we go with that.”
Ma$e rapped and danced his way to the top while rocking shiny colored suits with Diddy and letting the world know about Bad Boy. He released all three of his albums under the label but believes he never got his just due.
“I felt like I did more than I got credit for, more than I got paid for,” Ma$e said in his appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast. “I never got paid what I was worth and I never got the respect I was worth. So the disdain is like, ‘You’re tryna keep me here, n****?’ I’m not here. All my peers is up here. All my peers are bosses.”
If the news is true, Ma$e wouldn’t be the first artist signed to two labels at once. The deal, however, would mark a notable moment for those familiar with the history between the record companies. Bad Boy and Death Row were embroiled in tension during the East Coast and West Coast rivalry in the ’90s and following the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
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