Ma-E was born Mason Durell Betha in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 27, 1975. Ma-E released a new hit entitled “Bumpa”. Mason grew up without knowing his father. Fleeing her abusive husband, Mason’s mother moved her children to Harlem, New York, when Mason was only three years old. He spent his early years playing young people, cutting classes, chasing girls and running on the streets of the 139th and Lenox; However, he returned to Florida when he was 13 because of his concerns, he was associated with the bad crowd.
Betha returned to New York at the age of 15. Basketball was his first love.He was a star actor for the Manhattan High School, as well as his close friend Cam’ron. As teenagers, they both started raping as a hobby, briefly forming a group called Children of the Corn. Damon Dash, a student from the Manhattan Center, was their manager for a while before he left to pursue another rap associate Big L.