“Funny enough, me and Ma$e have just been talking about what the future holds, what he wants to do,” Drake said in an interview with MTV. “Anything is possible, man. I told Ma$e, ‘You’re Ma$e at the end of the day, so I don’t think you should end up on anybody else’s label.’ I would love to be involved [with Ma$e’s work]. Just like I know Kanye [West] takes an interest in Ma$e as well because Ma$e is the original fly guy that made it all look extremely fun.”
Drake also said that he hopes OVO Fest won’t be the last time the two interact.
“As far as Ma$e goes, I’d love to work with Ma$e, to be honest,” Drake said. “I told him, ‘I hope tonight’s not our last conversation.’ It’s been cool. We kicked it last night, just went out and got something to eat trying to get ready for today [OVO Fest]. It was cool. He’s a great guy, man.”
In December 2012, Ma$e spoke about his views on Drake.
“I think that he’s the closest to what I believe I would’ve been, if I didn’t leave music,” Ma$e said. “I like his ability to express how he feels, not being afraid, and he can really rap.”
During the interview, Ma$e also said that there are only two rappers he would sign a deal with. “The only two that would make sense to me would be Kanye or Drake…Those are the only two that I would entertain.”
Ma$e’s Harlem World debut album was released in 1997 on Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment. Ma$e’s second album, Double Up, was released in 2000. After a hiatus from Hip Hop to focus on religious endeavors as a pastor, Ma$e returned with 2004’s Welcome Back. Ma$e was released from his deal with Bad Boy in 2012.
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