“24 Hrs. To Live” → Mase feat. Black Rob, DMX and The Lox (1997)
“Mase was actually really close with us. He used to come up to Yonkers everyday and write with us. He always told us, ‘Yo, if I get in the game I’m going to take it to the extreme!’ That’s why he loved wearing the shiny suits and dancing. All of that was premeditated for him. He didn’t have a problem doing it. Mase wanted the glitz and glamour. He loved that part of the game. But he was still a real MC.
When we got the call for ’24 Hrs. To Live’ we were again hanging out again in Yonkers. Mase was wrapping up his album and he wanted us on it. Mase tells us the concept of the song—if you had 24 hours to live, what would you do? That was basically easy for us. We knew it was going to be competitive with Mase, Black Rob and DMX on the same track. We just went in on it. I can’t tell you who had the best verse [laughs]. We all killed it.”