With no actual filter on the Internet, deciphering the validity of nearly anything is becoming a task virtually impossible to navigate. Take the recent news regarding Max B, for example. Twitter erupted Tuesday night with claims of Biggavelli’s appeal being denied. By Wednesday, reports surfaced on every corner of the web covering Hip-Hop that Max would be forced to sit in the belly of the beast for the next 30 years.
Knowing the legal system is never as black and white as the surface portrays, we reached out to Next, Amalgam Digital’s C.E.O., to shed light on the report that says Max won’t step outside a prison until November, 9, 2042. Next notes while the reports of Max’s appeal denial being are anything but true, he takes responsibility for the miscommunication. “I saw bunch of people tweeting about it on my time line so I commented on it not realizing it was just a rumor. The websites look to me as a credible source, so they quoted my tweet and ran with the story. I should’ve known better than to believe the hype,” he said.
To further prove the story circulating held no merit, he hopped on the phone with Max and his mother and had this message to relay from The Wavy One himself. “This was just a test from God. A battle cry. A call to arms. I’m bullet proof. And I’m coming out on my grown man shit.” The truth is the real verdict will not be delivered until April. Then, and only then, will the world know whether Max B’s future involves a return to the recording booth. And this is where the peculiar quality of Max’s career hangs in the balance because, at this point, his legacy hinges equally as much on this case as it does his catalog. Max’s approach to music as well as his style was unique only to him, leading to the distinct possibility if he ever does find freedom again, a place rests in Hip-Hop for him.
Even as Next and Amalgam Digital continue to keep the lights on without the label’s flagship artist, he lamented on Max’s final days. “I was there with Max B, Dame Grease, my partner Joe from Amalgam (Max use to call us “The 4 Horsemen”), his mother and some other close friends during his last days on trial,” he said. “I remember him being positive, smiling and cracking jokes followed by his signature laugh during the intermissions. He knew how serious it was, but kept in good spirits regardless.”