News: Jim Jones Waves Good-Bye To Max B Publishing Rights, No Longer Controls Rapper's Career
Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:05PM
Dipset's Jim Jones has reportedly lost his publishing rights to incarcerated former associate, Max B.
According to reports, a judge recently ruled in Max's favor and said he no longer had any contractual obligations.
Despite being behind bars Max B recently got a reason to celebrate. Yesterday (May 26) a judge ruled that Jim Jones no longer has any rights over the incarcerated rapper or his work, making way for his long-awaited album, Vigilante Season, to drop on indie Amalgam Digital. Reps for label told XXL that the judge ruled the Harlemite has fully performed his obligations under both his 2005 recording contract and 2007 songwriting contract with Jones. Basically that means the Dipset Capo has no claim over any music recordings Max created with Amalgam, including songs used on Vigilante Season. (XXL Mag)
Max previously spoke on his relationship with Jones last June.
"Nah, Jim ain't reach out," Max said in a phone interview. "I'm waiting for him. I'm trying to get this Vigilante Season out so hopefully he can reach out to me and get a check together. You know, shout-out to Jim Jones. I want a check, lets get a check...I had fun man, this has been the best two and a half, three years of my life. I did so much. I was stuck in the contract and I still somehow slipped through the crack and became successful. I go to bed with a smile on my face every night." (G-Unit Radio)
Last September, Max B associate/producer Dame Grease said an appeal was in the works.
"The appeal is looking good. I actually now speak with him every other day, and he's good. He's good and that's what counts. I hate people when they talk about 'Yo Max music, I need mad music.' He's good and that's what counts. Family's good. Just working it, working the process. Gotta put the appeal in, got to put the dates in, gotta go through situations, many people gotta do what they gotta do. You know what I'm saying?" (Vlad TV)
Max's ex-girlfriend, Gina Conway, who had previously accepted a plea deal in the case, was sentenced in early September.
The ex-girlfriend of rap artist Max B has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a deadly robbery at a northern New Jersey hotel. Gina Conway was sentenced Friday, one day after Max B , whose real name is Charly Wingate , was ordered to serve 75 years and his stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, received a life term plus 35 years for their roles in the September 2006 robbery in Fort Lee. Prosecutors said they and Conway , who took a plea deal and testified against the pair, plotted to rob two men she had recently met. (The Associated Press)
Check out Hell Rell speaking on Jim Jones down below: