Hot off his rap battle with Cam’ron, Ma$e unleashes “Rap Rushmore,” a triumphant collaboration with DJ Khaled and his longtime collaborator/mentor, Puff Daddy.
Over a throwback-inspired instrumental, M-A-Dollar-Sign-E unleashes a flurry of rhymes about his place in the game. “I’m still him,” he declares. “Clothes from different countries, feeling like Pilgrims / Ni**a tried to get in my way, but somehow, I still win.”
Like he’s done throughout his career, Diddy comes through with words of support for the Harlem World rhymer. “I like the way you’re sounding on this joint,” he says, before DJ Khaled adds his two cents. “Some people are legendary and some people iconic,” he says. “We know the difference!”
Confirming that the song is not a single, Ma$e took to Instagram to say it was “#justbars.” In April, the veteran MC spoke on the track’s intent. “I want to be a part of Rap Rushmore,” he explained. “That’s a title of a record that I’m doing. I want to be mentioned in the list of the greats, when they talk about Nas, JAY-Z, Biggie, or ‘Pac. I feel like I’m supposed to be in that group.”