Ma$e is back in the press again, most recently for discussing his complicated release from Bad Boy records, and now for sharing some old stories about his friend Notorious B.I.G.

During his recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, Ma$e discussed some memories of the late B.I.G., “I remember B.I.G. used to always tell me stuff. He used to give me jewels and one of the jewels I gave to 2 Chainz when we was talking that while you’re doing this you gotta do all you can and can everything you get because you not guaranteed to be loved next year. They lovin’ you now. I understood that. That’s what made me take advantage of doing something else.”

Ma$e also discussed the murder of Biggie in Los Angeles. “When Biggie passed, it changed my whole perspective for many reasons. It was the first time I saw – ah, man, I’m on a truth campaign. It was the first time I saw people that were supposed to be who they are not act like who they are. That’s the best way I could say that. Somebody that important, something happen to, and nobody respond? If you don’t rock for that, what you gon’ rock for? At that point, my focus became different. If ain’t nobody do nothing about this, I shouldn’t think something’s gon’ happen different for me. So, my decision became real easy.”

Check out the full Ma$e interview below: