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Ex-Bad Boy Mase Is Signing to Death Row Records

Former Bad Boy Records artist Mase has announced that he is signing to Death Row Records under the leadership of new owner Snoop Dogg.

Mase is going from Bad Boy Records to Death Row Records. On Wednesday (August 3), the Harlem World rapper made the announcement days after joking that he was ‘Diddy 2.0.’ Captioning a video with a mention to Snoop Dogg, Mase announced that he was signing to Death Row Records on Instagram.

“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 during a drive in Los Angeles.

“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.”

In the ’90s, Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records were feuding heavy after 2Pac alleged that The Notorious B.I.G. had him set up during a 1994 shooting at Quad Recording Studios in New York. Signing to Death Row Records on 1995, 2Pac and label co-founder initiated the East Coast vs. West Coast hip-hop rivalry that lasted until 2Pac was fatally in Las Vegas in September 1996 and The Notorious B.I.G. was killed in Los Angeles in March 1997.

One of the first artists signed to Death Row Records in the early-’90s, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records in February of this year, nearly 25 years after leaving the roster for No Limit Records.

Mase last made headlines for clarifying his RichFish Records contract with Fivio Foreign, claiming that he put $50,000 towards the B.I.B.L.E. rapper’s career before he joined Columbia Records.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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