Mason Betha, born August 27, 1975), better known by his Mase (formerly stylized as Ma$e), is an American rapper and minister. In the late 1990s, he recorded on the Bad Boy Records label alongside its founder Sean “Diddy” Combs. From 1996 to 1999, as a lead or featured artist, Mase had six Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles and five US Rap No. 1 singles.
Mase’s 1997 album Harlem World was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. His other two albums, Double Up (1999) and Welcome Back (2004), have been certified gold.