Mase's 'Now We Even' Announced As Rapper's First Album In Years

Mase Announces His Return
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Mason 'Mase' Durell Betha visits the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Spring 2013 on September 7, 2012 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Mason 'Mase' Durell Betha visits the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Spring 2013 on September 7, 2012 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Ma$e is set to release his first studio album since 2004.

The 38-year-old rapper announced this week that he has his fourth record, "Now We Even," in the works. The former Bad Boy artist took to Twitter to publicize the project, adding that he would love for the album to feature collaborations with artists such as Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, Drake, and CeeLo Green.

Ma$e teased the upcoming album last month when he posted a photo from a recording studio with the hashtag #NowWeEven. While he has seemingly started work on the project, he has yet to announce a release date. When asked by a fan when "Now We Even" would hit stores, Ma$e simply responded, "Once I finish it."

Ma$e, who was a major force in late '90s hip-hop, dropped his last album, "Welcome Back," in 2004. The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold. Ma$e's most successful project to date was his debut studio album, "Harlem World," which went multi-platinum and hit No. 1 on the chart.

Check out Ma$e's tweets on his upcoming album below.

@ksilva86 y€$ #NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

@Listen2Franco @BLAQMENCH y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

This is what my ideal album would look like: mslaurynhill @2Chainz (s_c_ or @Drake) seal ceelogreen… http://t.co/xWYoSmfuNA

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

@A1_Abs once I finish it... #NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title... Lets make it happen!!!

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

Right now I'm listening to all my early freestyles & songs... This got to be something special. A couple free shows & visits #NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

I'm listening also to Life after Death, All Eyes On Me and Reasonable Doubt... Just so u know what I'm thinking. #NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

@ElliottWilson this is personal the $$ doesn't even matter I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE 4 TRYING 2 REACH MY FULL POTENTIAL C u soon.#NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

@iamdiddy should be on MY album unless he gets saved and leave music... LM_ _ O #NOWWEEVEN

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 18, 2013

Hud is my witness I'm ouchea this is personal #NOWWEEVEN http://t.co/wjF9qusahh

— MA$E (@MasonBetha) October 19, 2013

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