Double Up (Mase album)

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Double Up
Double Up (Mase album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1999 (US)
Recorded1998-1999
GenreHip hop
Length64:23
Label
ProducerPuff Daddy, The Hitmen, Andreao "Fanatic" Heard, Buckwild, Righteous Funk Boogie, Robert "Shim" Kirkland
Mase chronology
Harlem World
(1997)
Double Up
(1999)
Welcome Back
(2004)
Singles from Double Up
  1. "Get Ready"
    Released: May 25, 1999

Double Up is the second studio album by Harlem rapper Mase, released in 1999 and distributed by Bad Boy Records. The album sold 350,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #1 and was certified Gold by the RIAA exactly one month after its release on July 15, 1999.[1] Shortly after the release, Mase briefly retired from rapping to become a Christian pastor.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+ [3]
Q [4]
Robert Christgau(dud) [5]
Rolling Stone [6]

Track listing[edit]

# Name Producer(s) Featured Guest(s) Time
1 "Puff Daddy (Intro)" Mario Winans for The Hitmen 0:59
2 "Stay Out of My Way" Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen Total 3:49
3 "Get Ready" Andreao "Fanatic" Heard" Blackstreet 4:20
4 "Make Me Cry" Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre 4:14
5 "Awards Show (Interlude)" Mase 1:48
6 "Same Niggas" Nashiem Myrick for The Hitmen 5:19
7 "No Matter What" Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 3:57
8 "If You Want to Party" Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 4:05
9 "Jail Visit (Interlude)" Mase 2:04
10 "Fuck Me, Fuck You" Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie for The Hitmen Mysonne 4:14
11 "Do It Again" Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool Puff Daddy 3:21
12 "Another Story to Tell" Buckwild 3:07
13 "Blood is Thicker" Righteous Funk Boogie 5:45
14 "You Ain't Smart" Nashiem Myrick for The Hitmen 4:08
15 "All I Ever Wanted" Nashiem Myrick for The Hitmen 4:02
16 "Mad Rapper (Interlude)" Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie for The Hitmen 0:35
17 "From Scratch" Mario Winans for The Hitmen Harlem World, Mysonne & Shyne 4:36
18 "Gettin' It" Robert "Shim" Kirkland Funkmaster Flex 3:52
Samples

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Double Up at AllMusic
  3. ^ Double Up
  4. ^ Q review
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Ma$e – Double Up". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ma$e – Double Up" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ma$e – Double Up" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "Mase Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Mase Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Mase – Double Up". Recording Industry Association of America.