Mase is an American rapper and songwriter who is also known as Mudra Mase. He rose to fame performing alongside Sean “Diddy” Combs for the Bad Boy Records and became individually recognized through his 1997 album Harlem World which was nominated for a Grammy Award. The album was also certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. Five of his songs have peaked at #1 in the US Rap chart, and six of his songs have reached the top 10th spot in the Billboard Top 100. Scroll down to know more about the career and net worth of Mase in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Mason Durell Betha was born on August 27, 1975, in Jacksonville, Florida, the United States. Mason has two brothers, two sisters and a twin sister named Stason. His father left the family when Mason was three, and his mother along with his siblings moved to Harlem. He attended the Manhattan Center High School and showcased a promising career in basketball during his high school days. He even got a basketball scholarship at the State University of New York at Purchase. Mason later dropped out of his college to pursue a musical career.
Mase was in a relationship with Brandy Norwood for a brief period which came to an end in 1998. After that, he began to date Karrine Steffans which also ended in a breakup in 2001. There is no news regarding his relationships after that, and most probably he is single right now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mase along with rapper Cam’ron formed a group named Children of the Corn along with rappers Big L, Herb McGruff, and Bloodshed in 1993. In 1996, he signed a deal worth $250,000 with Bad Boy Records and started to feature in works of Notorious B.I.G and Puff Daddy.
His debut album Harlem World which debuted at number 1 on Billboard sold over 270,000 copies in its first week of release in 1997 and in 1998 he founded his own record label All Out Records. His second album Double Up was released in 1999 which sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release.
His third album Welcome Back was released in 2004 which sold over 180,000 copies in its first week and spent the rest of the 2000s in touring and associating with other artists. In 2013, he announced about his next album Now We Even which is yet to be released. Mase has also appeared in guest roles in TV series All That and All of Us and in the 2017 Netflix movie Sandy Wexler.
Net Worth & Earnings
His successful career as a rapper and songwriter has amassed him a huge fortune. Though he has not had an album released for the past five years, he still enjoys an annual income of $500,000 through tours and association with other artists. His net worth is $9.5 million.
Mase has always been an artist who releases albums scarcely but still manages to stay among the prominent rapper’s list in the US. His net worth would have been even higher if he had frequent releases like his fellow rappers.