The 1997 Bad Boy Records album had a track by Total, and Fivio has given it a new sound.
Many people didn’t know how Mase and Fivio Foreign worked together, but it became the center of conversations about contracts. We’ve written a lot about how artists talk about their deals, often in a negative way because they feel like they were taken advantage of. Artists often sign contracts before they get their big breaks or viral moments that put them on the map. Fivio said that when he signed with Mase, he got a $5,000 advance, but it’s not clear if he read between the lines or not.
Mase would later explain his side of the story. He would say that he did give Fivio $5,000, but that wasn’t all the Drill rapper got.
“At one time, I gave him $5,000, but I also gave him $750,000… because I set him up to do a deal where I can control the deal and make it what it should be, because I knew that if he had the leverage, he would go in there and sell both of us out,” he said on Million Dollaz worth of Game. They seemed to have a 50/50 deal, but Mase had spent money on expenses and needed to get that money back. “Then, when we went into the building, I took $800,000 and he took $700,000. It went down to $700,000 because he owed me $50,000 after I gave him $750,000 and took $750,000.”
After the news broke, Fivio came back to tease a new track, and rapper Mellow Rackz was with him. The two have been promoting themselves as the next “it” couple in rap. In Fivio’s video, she kisses him all over his face while he plays a new song that samples Mase’s 1997 hit “Tell Me What You Want” featuring Total.
Fans of Fivio have said that his song could go viral, so check out the clip and listen to Mase’s classic song below.