Ma$e has announced plans to sign a record deal with Death Row Records, under which the Harlem native will be taking his talents to the West Coast.
After deeming himself “Diddy 2.0” last week following reports that he swindled fellow New York rapper Fivio Foreign into signing a shady $5000 record deal, the Harlem legend took to social media to reveal more interesting news. While sitting in the backseat of his car, casually cruising through Los Angeles traffic and enjoying a donut, Ma$e shared this news with this Tik Tok followers:
Ma$e revealed that he was in town to meet with Snoop Dogg, who gained ownership of Death Row Records earlier this year. “And I’m out here to meet with Snoop, so I can do another joint venture with Death Row Records. So I’ll be officially the first one signed to Bad Boy and Death Row. And we gon’ get the Tupac thing rekindled. Let’s see where we go with that.”
Bad Boy and Death Row’s historic beef shifted the culture of hip hop in the late ’90s and is even credited for sparking the deadly East Coast versus West Coast beef that left several rappers dead. But with Snoop Dogg as Death Row’s new owner, the Long Beach legend has promised to breathe new life and energy into the iconic label. Back in April, he even confirmed that a future Death Row and Bad Boy partnership was in discussion during Snoop’s appearance on Drink Champs, “We can show growth and progression that we can move forward.