After discussing his release from Bad Boy earlier this week, Ma$e is back in the press, now focusing on other topics. In this interview for Sway in the Morning, Ma$e shared jewels that Notorious B.I.G. once gave him. He also said the Biggie/Tupac beef changed his perspective on life and added that he is doing “what Tupac envisioned to do.”
“I remember B.I.G. used to always tell me stuff,” he said in the piece. “He used to give me jewels and one of the jewels I gave to 2 Chainz when we was talking that while you’re doing this you gotta do all you can and can everything you get because you not guaranteed to be loved next year. They lovin’ you now. I understood that. That’s what made me take advantage of doing something else.”
But one of Ma$e’s important life lessons came after B.I.G. was killed in Los Angeles.
“When Biggie passed, it changed my whole perspective for many reasons,” he explained. “It was the first time I saw – ah, man, I’m on a truth campaign. It was the first time I saw people that were supposed to be who they are not act like who they are. That’s the best way I could say that. Somebody that important, something happen to, and nobody respond?” … If you don’t rock for that, what you gon’ rock for? At that point, my focus became different. If ain’t nobody do nothing about this, I shouldn’t think something’s gon’ happen different for me. So, my decision became real easy.”
During the interview, Ma$e explained that he also learned a lot from Tupac.
“I believe I’m doing right now what Tupac envisioned to do but he never got around to doing because he wasn’t able to make that decision.”
More from the interview can be heard below.