After the tragic passing of singer Michael Jackson, Harlem rapper Mase [click to read] has found himself once again inspired to return to the world of Hip Hop.

Mike passed away and it just lit the fire in me — it made me go in the studio and do something. I’m excited,”
Mase told Power 105.1’s DJ Self. “I asked my nephew who is the hottest thing out there and he said, “Drake!’ When I listened to his music I said, ‘I’m going to jump on this joint.'”

During his appearance on DJ Self’s radio show, which took place on June 26, Mase also aired his remix to Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.” The remix is Mase’s first release in five years.

When asked if his “Best I Ever Had” remix marks his return to music, Mase responded “I’ve got things up my sleeves, I just need someone to play them.” During Mase’s interview, Harlem rapper Jim Jones [click to read] who has had disagreements with Mase in the past phoned in with his support.

“I tip my hat to you,”
said Jim Jones. “This is monumental and it’s nothing but love.”

In 2005, Mase hinted at joining G-Unit [click to read] and possibly releasing an album on G-Unit Records in a radio interview with Shade 45’s G-Unit Radio. Needless to say the album was never released.