Mase is taking credit for Biggie Small’s 1997 hit “Mo Money Mo Problems,” off of the album, Life After Death.
“Puff would go out and party and I would be in the studio writing the records,” he said on Million Dollaz Worth Of Game. “And then I’d just come back and say, he’ll say this is his part or this is that part, but I was the person creating it all. I mean, from the lyrical standpoint, whether somebody did the beats, and even ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’ – I came up with that.”
Mase continued, “I came up with the beat, too. I said, ‘Stevie, we need to do this beat and do it like this.’ So just imagine all of these moments that are taken from you, the records, the beats, you ain’t getting the money, you ain’t getting the publishing, you ain’t getting the respect.
“And I don’t think you’re like that to be pulling with you’re pulling. You know what comes with doing that, but everybody is letting you get away with it. Everybody. So me quitting after one album, it didn’t take long for me to figure it out, like I’m not gon’ be here with this. I don’t care who’s here, ’cause you’re not paying me and you’re not respecting me.”