Be Real (Freestyle)
If you've listened to the radio at all this year, you know Kid Ink and Dej Loaf's crossover hit, "Be Real," pretty well by now. The track hasn't got old yet, but Ma$e has come through with a new spin on it anyway, adding his impossibly relaxed flow to the track in a new freestyle. As he proved with his Nic Nac and Eric Bellinger collaboration, Ma$e sounds surprisingly great on new West Coast sounds, and "Be Real" is no exception, keeping a reserved energy throughout as the beat shape-shifts around him. Let us know what you think of his take in the comments.
As more and more classic-minded New Yorkers harden their shells and cite rappers like Young Thug, Soulja Boy, Future and Chief Keef as detriments to the genre of hip hop, there's been a relatively recent wave of artists attempting to "restore the feeling" of the city's golden era. Most notably, this class includes Troy Ave, whose campaign against weirdos in 2014 didn't exactly translate into paydirt when it came time for a new album, but there's plenty of guys who were there in the 90s who are capitalizing on this trend too.
Been Around The World Remix (Freestyle)
Fabolous continues to bring us new heat each weekend with his Friday Night Freestyles series.
I Don't Fuck With You (Remix)
A couple weeks back, when Big Sean decided to drop four brand new tracks on us, the clear favorite was the breakup anthem, "I Don't Fuck With You", which got production from DJ Mustard, Kanye West, and DJ Dahi. It's one of two Mustard instrumentals that Mase has chosen to release remixes of today.
Don't Panic (Remix)
Chris Brown decided to go in over French Montana's Mustard-helmed single, "Don't Panic" earlier this week, and it may just have jumpstarted a chain of freestyles, with Mase turning in his own version of the song today.Like French, Mase has a decidedly laid back style, and also hails from New York, so he slides in quite naturally to this remix, adding his own verse, but otherwise leaving the original intact.
Since returning in 2014 with the track "Nothing," Mase has gone on to pop up on tracks by Jo'zzy, Eric Bellinger, Rick Ross and Troy Ave. His latest has him sharing his two cents on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding Michael Brown's shooting.
Rick Ross Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Mase & Fabolous
Earlier today, Rick Ross announced a remix of his Mastermind track "Supreme," set to feature Big K.R.I.T., Mase and Fabolous. Now we've got the official version of the track, complete with another, updated spoken word intro (and outro) by Katt Williams.
I Don't Want Her (Remix)
Eric Bellinger Feat. Mase
Eric Bellinger is planning some big things for his new single "I Don't Want Her", starting with the roll out of three new remixes. The original version features Problem, but the r'n'b singer is trading out Problem for three different rappers. You'll have to wait and see who else he's nabbed for the remixes, but for today, we're premiering the very first remix of the hit featuring Mase.
Your Style (Remix)
Troy Ave Feat. Diddy, Mase & T.I.
Troy Ave has definitely been a talking point over the last few weeks. The New York traditionalist has become something of a divisive figure, but he's using all the discussion as a launching pad, dropping an all-star remix of recent single, "Your Style" today. While the record original featured a verse from Lloyd Banks, it now sports contributions from New York (of course) icons Diddy and Mase, which definitely fit right in with the jiggy nature of the song.
Jo'zzy Feat. Timbaland & Mase
Having worked with Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Teyana Taylor among others, Memphis singer Jo’zzy gets some more help from veterans Timbaland and Ma$e on her newest single “Tryna Wife”. The self-proclaimed “singer disguised as a rapper," crafts a new anthem for all the independent women out there who don't need a man. Produced by Wizz Dumb, the ’90s throwback joint features adlibs from Timbo and a verse from the Harlem Bad Boy. The song will hit iTunes on June 23, but until then, stream the new release below. Thoughts?
Mase Feat. Eric Bellinger
This summer is looking like it'll be ruled by west coast production, particularly of the club-infused DJ Mustard variety. Chris Brown's "Loyal" has recently taken off, borrowing from the lineage of dance-y west coast R&B singles like "Paranoid" and "Show Me", though unlike those songs, it's not actually produced by Mustard, but relative newcomer, Nic Nac. The producer also provides the backdrop to Mase's new offering, which can be added safely alongside the already heavy stack of summer singles.
Why Can't We
Mase Feat. Her
Mason Betha returns to rapping today with this surprise cut "Why Can't We" featuring female vocals by someone only identified as "Her." Mase is on his signature flow over smooth production. Feeling this? Should Mase make a comeback? This song will appear on his upcoming album Now We Even. Peep his three shout-outs below. Quotable Lyrics "Jay said it, Drake said it, don't get mad now 'cause Mase say it / Come to find out I'm 'Ye's favorite / APs up to all the naysayers"
Meek Mill Feat. French Montana, Mase & Cory Gunz
Things are improving for Meek Mill with each new offering, and Right Now (Prod. By Rio) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Meek Mill's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
L.E.P. Bogus Boys Feat. Jeezy, T.I., Mase & Spenzo
Bump Commas (Remix), the latest cut from L.E.P. Bogus Boys featuring Young Jeezy, T.I., Mase & Spenzo on the assist. It was released on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. Things are improving for L.E.P. Bogus Boys with each new offering, and Commas (Remix) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the L.E.P. Bogus Boys's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
Ariez Onasis Feat. Peedi Crakk & Mase
Stream 700 AMG, the newest drop from Ariez Onasis which features Peedi Crakk & Ma$e . The cut was released on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. Things are looking better for Ariez Onasis with each new release, which 700 AMG has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Ariez Onasis has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.
L.E.P. Bogus Boys Feat. Mase & Lil Wayne
Stream Commas, the newest drop from L.E.P. Bogus Boys which features Mase & Lil Wayne. The cut was released on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013. L.E.P. Bogus Boys continues to impress with each new leak, and Commas is no exception. It's strengthens L.E.P. Bogus Boys's already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We're most definitely anticipating L.E.P. Bogus Boys's next offering.
Made It Through The Struggle
Young Scooter Feat. Mase & Verse Simmonds
Check out Made It Through The Struggle, the latest track from Young Scooter, featuring Mase & Verse Simmonds which dropped on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. Young Scooter's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Made It Through The Struggle has further strengthened that fact. It's a solid addition to the commendable body of work Young Scooter has been creating since stepping foot in the rap game, and we're definitely looking forward to what Young Scooter has on deck.
Adorn (Remix) (Tags)
Stream Adorn (Remix) (Tags), the newest drop from Mase. The cut was released on Monday, September 10th, 2012. Mase continues to impress with each new leak, and Adorn (Remix) (Tags) is no exception. It's strengthens Mase's already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We're most definitely anticipating Mase's next offering.
What You Do (DJ)
Listen to What You Do (DJ), the latest track from Mase. The cut dropped on Sunday, May 20th, 2012. Mase's future brightens with every new release, and What You Do (DJ) certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that Mase has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're excited to hear more. Hear more of Mase on Adorn (Remix) (Tags). If you're down, make sure to visit Mase's profile page for the newest info, news, songs, and mixtapes.
Slight Work (Remix) (Dirty/CDQ)
Wale Feat. French Montana, Diddy & Mase
Listen to Slight Work (Remix) (Dirty/CDQ), the new track by Wale featuring French Montana, Diddy & Mase which was dropped on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. Wale's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Slight Work (Remix) (Dirty/CDQ) will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since Wale debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up.