Mason Betha, a multi-platinum selling rapper from the late 90s who retired from the music industry to become a pastor, recently revealed his desired collaborations for his upcoming album titled, "Now We Even."
Although Betha first stopped rapping 13 years ago to become a pastor, he recently took to Twitter to announce that he was working on a new project titled "Now We Even." The entertainer and minister let it be known which music artists he would like to collaborate with which included the likes of Diddy, Seal, Jay Z and Lauryn Hill.
"This is what my ideal album would look like: @MsLaurynHill @2Chainz (@S_C_ or @Drake) @Seal @CeeLoGreen @iamdiddy @meekmill (#1 @Beyonce or #2 destiny child) @ArianaGrande & dipset @myfabolouslife," he tweeted. "y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title... Lets make it happen. (SIC)"
Although Betha used monetary symbols to express himself when writing the letters "s" and "e," he insisted that his upcoming album did not have anything to do with wanting to make more money.
"When its personal the money doesn't even matter," he tweeted. "ONE THING I WONT DO AND THAT APOLOGIZE FOR GOING AFTER MY FULLEST POTENTIAL... #NOWWEEVEN (SIC)."
According to Betha, he has been preparing for the upcoming body of work by listening to previous albums from famed rappers like The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and Jay Z.
"I'm listening also to Life after Death, All Eyes On Me and Reasonable Doubt... Just so u know what I'm thinking," he let fans on Twitter know.
Last year Betha told MTV's "Rap Fix Live" that Bad Boy record label CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs decided to release him from the label.
"I've been in that contract for 16 years," Betha revealed in the interview on MTV. "Yeah, the other day he let me out of it, so big shout-outs to Diddy, I guess he woke up feeling good and he wanted to do something good."
Despite his freedom to make music with any record label of his choosing, Betha said he is not in a rush to jump into any other contract just yet.
"At this point, I don't really want to be under nobody from the aspect of being tied in a long, long contract," he said. "It's kinda like breaking up; you don't want to jump into a new relationship."