Each man’s legacy is readily solidified in the rap game.
MC Hammer’s lyrical references are mainly refereed to his loss of 30 million but also Fifth Harmony recently his Pumps and a Bump record.
Though criticized for his endorsements as selling out Hammer opened the door for rappers to see money promoting brands.
Hardcore reality rappers Ice Cube, Biggie and Tupac all benefited in turn endorsing St. Ides and even more with Sprite targeting rappers like Nas and Grand Puma for their Obey Your Thirst campaign.
Mase’s legacy is lyrical references to him being a rapper turned pastor.
Though he introduced Cam’ron to Biggie and taught Jim Jones how to rap his biggest impact was him inspiring artists.
Harlem’s own A$AP Mob from Rocky to Ferg has credited Mase as an influence and French Montana went as far as announcing Mase would executive produce his debut album.
He was recruited to MMG by Rick Ross and was featured on Wale’s Slight Work remix.
Drake and even his old rival Jay-Z has quoted his memorable lyrics from his guest verses.
Kanye has repeatedly said Mase was his favorite rapper and even produced the remix to Welcome Back and featured Mase on GOOD Music’s Cruel Summer album.