Fresh off his disjoint from Bad Boy Records, Ma$e stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about his account of hip hop’s fatal West Coast/East Coast feud and its influences on the trajectory of his career. In the interview, Ma$e opens up about his last day with Biggie, some humbling advice he received, and the death of rivaled rappers that inspired him to do “what Tupac envisioned to do.”

“When Biggie passed, it changed my whole perspective for many reasons because it was the first time I saw people that supposed to be who they are not act like who they are. Somebody that important that something happened to, and nothing, nobody respond? Then everybody need to come to church. ‘Cause that other life ain’t about that life… I’m on a truth campaign, so at that point, my focus became different…I’ma do music, once I get paid, I’m start what I really wanted to do.”

Watch Ma$e reflect on his career, and stepping outside of music, after the jump…

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