Mase's career has been a confusing series of alternating stints as a rapper and a preacher. "Breathe, Stretch, Shake" was the biggest hit from Mase's 2005 comeback album Welcome Back, recorded after he left the pulpit to return to hip-hop. Like most records with Mase's name attached, "Breathe, Stretch, Shake" is more about spectacle, dance, and memorable hooks than anything else.