Search - Mase :: Double Up

Double Up
Mase
Double Up
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

These are the things you need to know about Double Up, Mase's sophomore effort. "Stay Out of My Way" samples Madonna and Public Enemy; "Get Ready" rides a interpolation of Shalamar's "Night to Remember" (curiously nothing ...  more »

     
   
?

Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Mase
Title: Double Up
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Bad Boy
Original Release Date: 6/15/1999
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 786127302929, 743216743322, 786127302912

Synopsis

Amazon.com
These are the things you need to know about Double Up, Mase's sophomore effort. "Stay Out of My Way" samples Madonna and Public Enemy; "Get Ready" rides a interpolation of Shalamar's "Night to Remember" (curiously nothing is heard from the Temptations' classic "Get Ready"); "Make Me Cry" samples Fleetwood Mac and Natalie Cole. And so on. Yeah baby, Puff Daddy taught his protégé well. Like his mentor, Mase is not a preposessing rapper, and his monotone can become rather wearying since he rarely changes cadences. His rhymes are pedestrian at best--he rhymes "Lewinsky" with "convince me," but he's not talking politics. Still, this is a good party or hip-hop dance-class album; the production is razor sharp and the samples are well chosen. Unlike most hip-hop that demands to be foreground, Mase makes music that is perfectly content to be pleasant, lightly funky background music. --Martin Johnson

Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

Double Out
Alexis Malone | NY BABY | 04/14/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Sophmore year can be tough for artists and Ma$e is no different. After having a strong first set with Harlem World, Ma$e rushes into making this follow up. The cd is okay at best and compared to his first it it isn't worth listening to. The songs on this one are not as good. Ma$e samples some decent songs from the 80s and seemingly forgets how to rap over them like he did on Harlem World. Get Ready and All I Ever Wanted are the top tracks and Scratch is also pretty good. But the rest feel to capture Ma$e's true rap ability and sets him self up for having trouble on the solo rap tracks. Mase clearly rushed into this album and tried to put something out before Bad Boy collapsed. But he rushed to fast and depended too much on puff daddy to put blazin beats and tracks like on the first one. The end result of all that is repative beats and weak lyrics. In all I hope Mase either stays in retirement or should he come back gets away from PD and uses his true ability. Mase can rap, unfortunatly he has yet to really show us, and this album fails at even coming close. My best advice do DOUBLE time PAST this cd."
Horrible
Latoia Richardson | Warwick, Bermuda | 10/13/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"After buying his first CD, Harlem World, I became an instant Mase fan. This CD, Double Up, fell way short of my expectations. It was rushed and no thought went into production. To sum it up-HORRIBLE. Thank goodness he's retiring to find the Lord. Maybe the Lord will help him find his talent."
Mase's Sophmore album fails
BadBoyHal@aol.com | Chicago, IL USA | 12/11/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"In Mase's first album, Harlem World, Mase had great production from Puffy and the Hit Men. He also had quite a few tracks featuring other artists. It is now apparent, after his release of Double Up, that Mase can simply not rap alone. Maybe it is a blessing in disguise he is retiring. The "hit" of this album, "Get Ready" featuring Blackstreet, is nothing like his first single off his old album "Feel So Good". He attempts to relive old success with a song with Total and one with Puffy, but for lyrical and production reasons, these songs fail. All in all, the M A Dollar sign E is smart to have gotten out of the rap game with just a little dignity. Let's just hope he doesn't come back."