Ma$e Fires off on P. Diddy

Twenty years ago, rapper Ma$e and business partner P. Diddy were on top of the music world.

Those who know about Hip-Hop history already know how the relationship went. Ma$e was one of BadBoy’s top artists. He penned many hits for the Notorious B.I.G. and lent his swag and verses to other artists in the camp. Recently, artist Meek Mill tweeted a concern he noticed in the music industry. It’s no secret that “bad deals” do exist and young artists sign them everyday for temporary financial freedom:

After seeing this as well as P. Diddy’s Icon award acceptance speech, it was enough to trigger Ma$e. At the Pre-Grammy Gala, Diddy called out injustice and biased voting in the recording academy. He advised they have 365 days to remedy their treason against Hip-Hop.

To this, the Feel So Good rapper had a few words for Puff. See the post below.

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@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative. Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators. I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist and to that my response is if u want to see change you can make a change today by starting with yourself. Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model. However, people would always ask what’s up w/ Mase? So I would be forced to still perform to not look crazy when I was getting peanuts and the robbery would continue. So many great moments and people lives in music were lost. But again, I rode with u in the face of death without flinching & u still wouldn’t do right. I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensured that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite. To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I’m 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash. This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind “Love”. U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families

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In the lengthy Instagram post Ma$e mentions he waited until he was “financially great” to address Diddy to ensure it wasn’t coming from a place of “spite.” Ma$e eludes to the death of then label front runner, Biggie Smalls, and the “robbery” of other artists who were on BadBoy. He also, reveals that more recently he offered Puff $2 million dollars to buy the publishing to his music catalog. Allegedly his rebuttal was that Ma$e would need to match the offer of another bidder or wait until he turns 50 years old for the publishing to revert back to him.

Ma$e closes the post questioning Combs’ recently middle name change to “Love.” Dauntingly he says, “U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families.

I wonder what debates this will stir up in the music industry and more specifically the Hip-Hop community. What’s your take? Drop some comments below.

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