#2. Rappers like Jay Z are lifting lines directly from Mase's old verses.
Jay Z doesn't rap like Mase on his recent track, "BBC." But he does lift one of the lines from Mase's 1997 hit, "Feel So Good," to create a couple bars on the song. "What you know about goin' out, head west," he raps, "Maybach, three TVs all up in the headrest." Drake also borrowed a line from Mase's verse on Notorious BIG's "Mo Money, Mo Problems" on "Worst Behavior" when he rapped, "Who's hot, who not?/Tell me who rock, who sell out in stores?/You tell me who flop/who copped the new drop? Whose jewels got rocks?"
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