The former multi-platinum hip hop star Ma$e shares his inspirational story of leaving behind the excesses of a glamorous life to follow a path lit by God.
His rise to fame was one of rap's great success stories. He had millions of fans and the prospect of multi-millions of dollars. But just as Ma$e—as he was then called—was poised to sign a deal with Sean "Puffy" Combs' famed Bad Boy Records, he walked away.
Revelations is Mason Betha's powerful memoir about a miraculous transformation: his own—from the material-minded Ma$e to the pastor he has become. Here, Betha reveals the rhyme and reason behind his choice to trade in his sensational music career for a richer, more spiritual one. As founder of a nondenominational movement called S.A.N.E. (Saving a Nation Endangered) Ministries, Betha has traveled throughout the country to share his messages of peace and prosperity with today's youth. Revelations is his testament to the enduring power of faith, and to the limitless possibilities in a life transformed by God's guiding hand.
Mason Betha—also known as Ma$e—first came on the scene when he performed with Sean “Puffy” Combs on the song “Only You.” In short time his rapping prowess graced several hits: Combs's double platinum "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," Notorious B.I.G.'s platinum "Mo Money, Mo Problems," Mariah Carey's platinum "Honey," and Puffy's "It's All About The Benjamins." His own debut album, Harlem World sold more than 3 million copies. At the top of his game, Betha turned down a multimillion deal from Combs and instead chose to retire from the industry to "follow God." He became a minister and inspirational public speaker and founded the nondenominational S.A.N.E. (Saving A Nation Endangered) to more positively serve his peers, himself and God. Revelations is his first book.