As a Puffy protege, Mase first appeared on 112's "Only You" remix in 1996, before rocking a simple, almost baby-talk verse on Biggie's "Mo Money Mo Problems." His solo debut Harlem World followed in 1997 and burned up the charts. With dance party production and a gang of big-name guest stars, the album propelled him into the spotlight and onto radio stations coast to coast. Most of his fans were young kids, specifically girls, and Mase soon found himself a target for ridicule because of his Pop appeal, unusual style and squeaky-clean image. In 1999 he compiled a group called Harlem World and released The Movement. He also put out his second solo effort Double Up shortly after announcing his retirement to follow the Lord. In 2004, Mase (now a minister in Atlanta) came back to rap music, dropping an all-new album called Welcome Back.