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Double Up


Download links and information about Double Up by Mase. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:04:16 minutes.

Artist: Mase
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:04:16
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No. Title Length
1. Intro(Album Version) 1:00
2. Stay Out of My Way (Album Version) (featuring Total) 3:49
3. Get Ready (Album Version) (featuring Blackstreet) 4:20
4. Make Me Cry (Album Version) 4:14
5. Awards Show (Interlude) (Album Version) 1:48
6. Same N****s (Album Version) 5:19
7. No Matter What (Album Version) 3:57
8. If You Want To Party (Album Version) 4:05
9. Jail Visit (Interlude) (Album Version) 2:03
10. F#!* Me F#!* You (Album Version) (featuring Mysonne) 4:14
11. Do It Again (Album Version) (featuring Puff Daddy) 3:21
12. Another Story To Tell (Album Version) 3:08
13. Blood Is Thicker (Album Version) 5:45
14. You Ain't Smart (Album Version) 4:08
15. All I Ever Wanted (Album Version) 4:02
16. Mad Rapper (Interlude)(Album Version) 0:35
17. From Scratch (Album Version) (featuring Mysonne, Shyne, Harlem World) 4:36
18. Gettin' It (Album Version) (featuring Funkmaster Flex) 3:52



Shortly after he completed his second album, Double Up, Mase announced his retirement from hip-hop. He chose to follow the path of the Lord, which didn't just mean that he could no longer rap — he no longer had the desire to do so. Frustratingly, the album finds Mase continuing to improve, but falling short of delivering a stunning farewell that could stand as his last testament. Double Up pretty much recycles the same hooktastic pop-rap formulas as Harlem World, following Puff Daddy's design of borrowing the best, regardless of the source (for example, Gary Numan provides the basis for one cut), and turning it into radio-ready party music. While this is pleasing to the ear, it tends to be a little monotonous and too predictable, especially when compared to Mase's raps. True, he still favors a flat, slow delivery but there's a growing undercurrent of distaste for hip-hop clichés, a feeling which, ultimately, led to Mase throwing in the towel and turning to God. Certainly, this gives Double Up more lyrical drama than the average hip-hop album, and it's often enough to keep it compelling when the music flat-lines. Still, there's still the sneaking suspicion that Double Up could have been more — either an excellent pop-rap record with no flab, or a convincing statement of purpose, evidence of why Mase had to leave hip-hop behind. As it stands, it's simply a good sequel to a promising debut. Which, of course, is all that it needed to be, but in light of Mase's retirement, it's hard not to want more.