News: Max B Blames Himself For 75-Year Sentence, "When I Had To Go In That Courtroom, I Wasn't Prepared"
Monday, Jun 28, 2010 10:31PM
Incarcerated rapper Max B recently discussed serving a 75-year jail sentence on a murder conviction and how he is most at fault for his situation.
Max also compared his current incarceration to jailed female rapper Remy Ma, who is serving an eight-year sentence on a murder conviction.
"They should feel grateful. They should be thankful they got another chance," Max said of his peers, such as Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane and T.I., who were all sentenced to around a year in prison. "Even though I got another chance, it might not come as easy and quick. My sh-- might take up to three years for me to get outta here. It might be 18 months. But that's just the worst-case scenario. The only person I felt really caught a rough deal was Remy [Ma]. Our situations was similar, as far as the lawyer and stuff go. [Remy] was working and not really focusing on the case at hand. Same thing with me. I was working, not focusing on the case at hand that mattered. And the end, when I had to go in that courtroom, I wasn't prepared. I just let my lawyer do whatever. That's a lesson. You got be on top of lawyers, you gotta do your own studying when you get situations like that. You can't put your faith in his hands. They're only human. Humans disappoint people. You gotta put your faith in God. You gotta work hard. It's gonna be all right." (MTV)
Speaking over the phone recently, Max clarified the terms of his sentence and said an appeal was still in progress.
"Let me straighten this out, I didn't get sentenced to 75 years, I got 40, they sentenced me to 40," Max told DJ Vlad during a phone interview. "I was a little devastated, it was excessive. My time was excessive, my charges were excessive, I got total faith in my appeal. I will be back, even though I was in devastation, y'all seen my in Hip Hop Weekly, y'all see my face, no tears. I'm holding it down like the 'G' I am. It's just a little reset, it put me back, a few feet in the game so I just gotta bring it back. It's gonna be even bigger now when I bring it back to life." (Vlad TV)
Last month, Max confirmed reports of being freed from his publishing contract with Jim Jones.
"Vigilante Season coming this September, it's gonna be a real big thing, I can't wait, I feel good," Max said in a phone interview. "Finally, I'm out that business with Jim. I wish you guys success, hopefully we can still be civilized about the situation but um, I'm free baby. You already know, Vigilante Season this September. The sh*t is gonna be real wavy. Be on the look-out man, Max Biggaveli...It's a new feeling, daddy. It's a new feeling, I'm blessed, I told you they can't stop it, it's gonna happen regardless. You know, I'm just gonna be a real grown-up about it, like I said, I wish these guys the best success and hopefully they can meet me at the top. You already know, I'll meet you n*ggas at the top man. The top feels so much better than the bottom. [laughs]." (Anyextree)
Previous reports claimed a judge ruled in Max' favor against Jones.
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 is serving a sentence after being convicted on a 2006 murder charge.
Check out a recent Max B interview below: