July 18, 2024

Ma$e Hosts A Harlem Cypher At Daddy’s House

By Andres Tardio

Ma$e, who released his major-label debut album, Harlem World, seventeen years ago this month, hosted an old-fashioned Harlem cypher at Daddy’s House Recording Studios in New York City recently.

“It was just Harlem everywhere, man,” Ma$e says in an interview with Revolt TV. “I’m excited. This is something I personally wanted to do.

“I’m just excited to be able to give something back to my town. With me, I always try to give my all to my hood, put my hood on my skin, man. I love it. They ain’t gotta keep asking me who I am. All of it is me.”

Ma$e, who hosted the cypher, was joined by several MCs, including Loaded Lux, Murda Mook and T-Rex, rappers who’ve made their names on a cappella battle raps.

M-A-Dollar Sign-E says he was happy with the way it all turned out. “Tonight, I was really, really impressed,” Ma$e said following the cypher. “A lot of them are gonna surprise n——s. They sound better on beats than I thought they would.”

It’s fitting that Ma$e would host the Harlem cypher at Daddy’s House, where he recorded much of his 1997 debut, including the biggest Harlem World hits, “Feel So Good” and the Total-assisted “What You Want.”

Ma$e is reportedly working on his upcoming album, Now We Even, after announcing that he was leaving his work as a pastor to refocus on his music career.

To see Mook and Lux in action elsewhere, check out the rhymes they kicked earlier this year on RapFix.

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