“Young Mass is booked at the City of Las Vegas Detention Center for a domestic issue and for giving false info to the police,” says 40oz Chris at Massterpiece Entertainment. The local hip-hop artist — real name Derrick Stanton — was working in a Vegas recording studio on an upcoming H-Ryda album, Half Dead, Half Livin’, HRN1: The Virus.
“From what I know, it’s an old charge, but he never completed the community service. Good news is that before he got locked up he was able to release his mix tape Uggly.” The mix tape includes an unreleased reference track, “Misery,” which Mass recorded for Dr. Dre’s still-unreleased album Detox, produced by a Huntington Beach producer named Cras Bangaz.
“Mass decided to release it after artists like Ludacris [“OG’s Theme”] and T.I. [“Coming Back”] leaked their own Detox reference tracks after giving up on Detox ever seeing the light of a sunny California day.”
At this writing, Las Vegas police were unable to provide any additional information. Says Chris, “I guess the police make sure that ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.’ ”