Because he constantly goes back and forth from being a pastor and being a gangster, Mase has turned a lot of people off. But, people within the industry love him. This is especially true with the members of the Ruff Ryders. Over the years, Mase has provided timely advice to select members of the crew.
Recently, Eve revealed something she has never before shared with the public. Before she made it big as a rapper, Eve was actually a stripper. During a long night at work, Mase and his crew entered the club. After watching Eve perform, Mase had to speak with her.
While stripping, Eve was rapping on the underground circuit and Mase had seen her before. He urged her to quit stripping and go into rapping full time. Mase told Eve she had skills and she believed him because he was the hottest rapper at the time. She took Mase's advice and redefined the female rap game.
Eve said after listening to Mase, she landed a deal with Aftermath Entertainment, but it soon fell through, but it gave Ruff Ryders the chance to sign her. The rest was history.