More significant, while his elementary mic style and knack for the corny (see the Kotter-flipping title track) have remained intact, those qualities also create disarming moments of sincerity now foreign to the urban mainstream. The unlikely but heart-tugging chorus "I'm in love with a girl from Mississippi named Twyla/I'm in love with a girl named Twyla Bentley," delivered in a homely croon, is one example. Of course, if you want clean and catchy hip-hop that might also stir your gray matter, guys like Young MC are still doing it well and can't get arrested. But Mase should get credit for the courage of his convictions as well as his commercial appeal.
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