As seen in his episode of Unsung, Montell was living it up as a chart-topping singer with fast money and fast women. But after being forced to confess his transgressions to his wife, the singer turned to the church to cleanse his past and became a born-again Christian and left music to become a minister in an Atlanta-based church.
During the Puffy era of bling rap, Mase was literally EVERYWHERE. The Harlem rapper was on top of the world with his hit album “Harlem World” and hits like “Feels So Good” and then like a hip-hop Dave Chappelle, he walked away from it all. During a 1999 radio interview, Mase announced he was leaving music for God and became a preacher. He’s subsequently tried to re-enter the world of hip hop several times to little fanfare.
Maybe we should have seen this one coming. Vanity was one of Prince’s main squeezes during the Purple One’s initial reign of the 1980s. Known being scantily clad, this “Nasty Girl” fell on hard times in the 90′s including an addiction to crack. But instead of purifying her self in Lake Minnetonka, Vanity chose a baptismal pool of Christianity.
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