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REAL NAME: Mason Durrell Betha
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BIRTHDAYS: August 27, 1977
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)
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BIGGEST LP: Harlem World (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
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Everytime I rap I'm tellin' you somethin' that I feel." - Mase

 
TIMELINE

Masebutton.gif (123 bytes) button.gif (123 bytes) Mase (aka Mason Durrell Betha) was born August 27, 1977, in Florida and raised in New York. By the time he was 20, Mase made it to the top of the rap world with his own work and collaborations with other rappers. Mase first began rapping when he was at SUNY college on a basketball scholarship. Mase was originally known as Mase Murder when he was in a rap group called Children Of The Corn. The group split up after a member was killed in a car accident. Mase was then left pursuing a solo rap career and left SUNY after 2 years.

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) Mase met up with Puff Daddy at a music conference in Atlanta: "I rapped for him and when I got back to New York he put me on the 112 remix ("Only You")... it was all love after that."

1997... # 45 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Puff Daddy featuring Mase - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 helping out Puff Daddy with "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down."
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Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" topped the Billboard R&B Singles Sales chart for 12 weeks.

March
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Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 6 weeks, the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 7 weeks, the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 6 weeks, the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 6 weeks, and the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 12 weeks.

June
The Notorious BIG featuring Mase & Puff Daddy - "Mo Money Mo Problems" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 helping out The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy with "Mo Money Mo Problems."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the
Top 10 helping out The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy with "Mo Money Mo Problems."
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Mo Money Mo Problems" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks, the Billboard R&B Singles Airplay chart for 2 weeks, the Billboard Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks, and the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 4 weeks.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit
#1 for a week helping out The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy with "Mo Money Mo Problems."

October
Mase - Harlem Worlfbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mase released his first solo LP, Harlem World, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Pop and R&B LP charts selling over 270,000 copies in the U.S. its first week of release. Joining Mase on his solo LP was a long list of rap dignitaries including Busta Rhymes, The Lox, Lil' Kim, Total, Monifah, and of course Puff Daddy. The LP was released on Puff Daddy's Bad Boys Record label. Mase told MTV about his first solo effort: "Well, basically what I'm trying to establish is a strong identity and foundation for Mase so a lot of people could know that Mase is his own person and Mase can do other things besides rap and music and things in that nature." Entertainment Weekly said of the LP: "...creatively refreshing, well-crafted lyrics... rap's newest bad boy more than holds his own on his solo debut... his distinctive marble-mouthed drawl... creates a regular-guy persona all too rare in hip-hop."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 helping out
Brian McKnight with "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) "Feels So Good" topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart for 6 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 with "Feels So Good."
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Harlem World topped the Billboard Albums chart for 2 weeks and the Billboard R&B Albums chart for a week.

December
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Harlem World was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot Rap Artist.

1998... # 31 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 with "
What You Want."
button.gif (123 bytes) The singles "
What You Want" and "Feels So Good" were certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" with Puff Daddy and "Mo Money Mo Problems" with The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Police in New York are saying that rapper Mase was arrested for soliciting a prostitute, but later released on lesser charges. According to
SonicNet, Mase (or Mason Betha) denies the charges and pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for which he paid a fine and was released. Mase's lawyers stated that the rapper has no previous legal problems and "...he absolutely denied the solicitation charges." Mase told Sister 2 Sister: "I don't pursue women they pursue me... and I really ain't going to pursue something I got to pay for."

June
Mase featuring Puff Daddy - Lookin' At Me (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Harlem World was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 with
Puff Daddy with "Lookin' At Me."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 featured on
Brandy's hit "Top Of The World."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Lookin' At Me" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart with "
Lookin' At Me" for 10 weeks.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 helping out
Cam'ron with "Horse And Carriage."
button.gif (123 bytes) At the
MTV Video Music Awards, Mase was nominated for Best New Artist for "Feel So Good" and Best Rap Video for "Mo Money Mo Problems" (along with The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase was nominated for a Billboard Video Music Award: Best New Artist Clip (Rap) for "Feel So Good."
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 with
112 on the track "Love Me."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase hit the Top 40 by helping out
Blackstreet and Mya with "Take Me There."

1999... # 139 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase was nominated for an
American Music Award Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Harlem World).
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Top 10 by helping out Blackstreet and Mya with "Take Me There."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase released a statement that he will no longer rap so he can instead follow God. The change in career focus would be "effective immediately" and promotion for his next LP will not include singing appearances. In a statement, Mase said "I'm grateful for all the blessings bestowed on me that were a result of my career. Now it's time for me to serve God in His way. The Lord sends you messages when He's ready and not necessarily when we are."

June
Mase - Double Upbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mase released his next LP, Double Up with the first single "Get Ready."

June
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Double Up was certified gold.

October
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Harlem World was certified 4x platinum.

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Mo Money, Mo Problems" at # 23.

2003...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Mo Money Mo Problems" at # 58.

2004... # 154 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Mase - Welcome Backbutton.gif (123 bytes) Mase was back on the radio with "Welcome Back."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) August 24: Mase came out of retirement with his LP Welcome Back.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Mase topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with "Welcome Back."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Welcome Back was certified gold.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 368 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Welcome Back" was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Breathe, Stretch, Shake" was certified gold.

2007..

December
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Mo Money Mo Problems" at # 63.



LPs
Mase - Harlem Worlf Harlem World
Released: October, 1997
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Tracks: "Puff's Intro" - "Do You Wanna Get $" - "Take What's Yours" - "Mad Rapper" (Interlude) - "Will They Die 4 You?" - "Lookin' At Me" - "White Girl" (Interlude) - "Love U So" - "Player Way" - "Hater" (Interlude) - "N**** Wanna Act" - "Feels So Good" - "What You Want" - "Phone Conversation" (Interlude) - "Cheat On You" - "24 Hours To Live" - "I Need To Be" - "Watch Your Back" (Interlude) - "Wanna Hurt Mase?" - "Jealous Guy"
Mase - Double Up Double Up
Released: June, 1999
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 11
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Intro" - "Stay Out Of My Way" - "Get Ready" - "Make Me Cry" - "Awards Show" (Interlude) - "Same N*****" - "If You Want To Party" - "Jail Visit" (Interlude) - "F*** Me, F*** You" - "Do It Again" - "Another Story To Tell" - "Blood Is Thicker" - "You Ain't Smart" - "All I Ever Wanted" - "Mad Rapper" (Interlude) - "From Scratch" - "Gettin' It"
Mase - Welcome Back Welcome Back
Released: August 24, 2004
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Welcome Back" - "Breathe, Stretch, Shake" (with P. Diddy) - "Keep It On" - "My Harlem Lullaby" - "I Owe" - "Wasting My Time" - "Gotta Survive" - "The Love You Need" (with Rashad) - "Money Comes & Goes" (with Nelly) - "I Wanna Go" - "Into What You Say" - "Do You Remember" (with Cardan)
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Mo Money Mo Problems
[The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Puff Daddy]
from The Notorious B.I.G.'s
Life After Death
ARC Chart Run:
30 - 18 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 15 - 24 - 31 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
21
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rap Video
MTV's 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made: #
23
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 90's': #
63
1(1) 17 1997 The Notorious BIG featuring Mase & Puff Daddy - "Mo Money Mo Problems" (Single)
iTunes
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2 Take Me There
[Blackstreet & Mya featuring Mase]

Blackstreet's Finally
10 13 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
3 Top Of The World
[Brandy featuring Mase]
Brandy's Never S-A-Y Never
12 10 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
4 Puff Daddy featuring Mase - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down (Single)Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
[Puff Daddy featuring Mase]
from
No Way Out
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 30 - 24 - 21 - 19 - 15 - 13 - 18 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
105
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
13 9 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
5 What You Want
[Mase featuring Total]
Harlem World
19 7 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
6 Feels So Good
Harlem World
18 7 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
7 Horse And Carriage
[Cam'ron featuring Mase]
Cam'ron's
Confessions Of Fire
31 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
8 Mase featuring Puff Daddy - Lookin' At Me (Single)Lookin' At Me
[Mase featuring Puff Daddy]
from Mase's
Harlem World
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 34 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
176
RIAA Certification: Gold
30 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
9 Love Me
[112 featuring Mase]
112's Room 112
35 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
10 You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)
[Brian McKnight featuring Mase]
Brian McKnight's Anytime
35 2 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
 
  Welcome Back
Welcome Back
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Mase featuring P. Diddy - Breathe, Stretch, Shake (Single)Breathe, Stretch, Shake
[Mase featuring P. Diddy]
from Mase's
Welcome Back
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
 
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