THROWBACKS

Ma$e Doesn’t Want To Go Back To Rap In November 2002 Story

Mase left the rap game three years ago, but we still miss him. With rumors strong about a possible return to hip-hop, we go deep cover to his church in Atlanta to find out the truth. Written By: Marginee Ellis Illustration: Chang Park Awash in a fervent sea of “Hallelujahs” and “Thank Ya’s,” Pastor Mason Betha ceremonially approaches the clear, Plexiglas altar of Saving A Nation Endangered Ministries. The praises reverberate off the walls of the East Rivers Elementary School auditorium, a tree-hidden edifice quietly situated off a busy thoroughfare in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead neighborhood. But as Pastor Betha sets his Bible down ...

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