While the whole “East Coast, West Coast” beef is mostly a thing people hear about in Tupac and Biggie documentaries, it seems like rapper Mase is making strides to be the official bridge between the two.
As a former artist of Bad Boy Entertainment, the Harlem, New York rapper announced his plans to join Death Row Records.
A Harlem World In California
In an Instagram post from Aug. 3, the “Feel So Good” rapper casually shared his plans while eating a donut in a car.
In the video, he describes his future career plans, shares his current location, and informs his followers of his intent to meet with Snoop Dogg about Death Row Records.
The simple caption stated, “@snoopdogg wya.”
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Outside of the social media post, there have been no confirmations about this deal. However, if it does go through, it would signify a significant moment in culture, considering the 1990s drama between Bad Boy and Death Row centered on the two labels’ most prominent artists at the time.
A Past Perspective
Although the issues of that era are in the past, it does not discount Mase’s cultural association with Diddy and Bad Boy.
While the two seemed to be a solid duo in the past, Mase has been vocal about his issues with Diddy. The “Harlem World” rapper alleges that he was not given proper credit or compensation while he was signed with Bad Boy during an interview on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game Podcast.
“I felt like I did more than I got credit for, more than I got paid for. 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-gga?’ I’m not here. All my peers is up here. All my peers are bosses,” Mase explained on the podcast.
A New Landscape
Despite his issues with Puff, the 46-year-old seems to have his focus set on his next move, signing to Death Row.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records from the Blackstone-controlled MNRK Music Group. Outside of possibly signing Mase, Snoop has plans to make the label the first major record company to enter the metaverse.