Ma$e Can't Nobody Hold Me Down ... Except the I.R.S.

4/23/2012 3:30 AM PDT

Is Diddy's former prodige Ma$e caught up on his income tax payments? Eh-Eh,  Eh-Eh.

According to documents filed in Florida by the IRS, Ma$e owes a total of $124,774.85 in back taxes ... stemming from the years 2000, 2001 and 2004.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Ma$e retired from the music business in 1999 after saying he got a "calling from God." After a turn with the ministry, Ma$e returned with an album in (you guessed it) 2004.

A call to Ma$e's rep was not returned.