Rapper Ma$E is set to release his first album in nine years.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' former protege took to Instagram.com on Friday (18Oct13) to announce he is working on his fourth studio record, Now We Even, and to reveal he would like to duet with Beyonce, Jay Z, Diddy, Lauryn Hill and Drake.

He wrote, "Nowweeven is the album title... Lets make it happen!!!"

Ma$e is also keen to work with 20-year-old former Nickelodeon star turned singer, Ariana Grande.

The rapper announced his retirement from music in 1999 to pursue "a calling from God," but made a comeback in 2004, with his third album, Welcome Back. He has not released an album since.