News: Young Money Protégé Supports 'Free Max B' Movement: "Sign That Petition"
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 7:00PM
Young Money's Gudda Gudda recently revealed his support for incarcerated rapper Max B, who is currently serving a 75 year jail sentence, and how much he wants to see him released.
Outside of co-signing Max, Gudda urged fans and supporters alike to sign a "Free Max B" petition.
He also wants to support "the wave" and sign the petition. "The Wave...first of all I'm a mixtape head I listen to everyone, if you're just the smallest cat or the biggest artist I like to check out everybody music I like to see what everybody got. 'When I first heard Max B it was a wrap. I was a fan, downloading all his s**t watching all his videos. I definitely support Max B. Free Max B, sign that petition. I tweeted the petition out, hopefully he will come home." (AHH)
Last year, Gudda told SOHH how he and Lil Wayne grew up listening to New York rappers like Jadakiss.
"The main thing I loved about Jadakiss was his voice. I just loved the way his voice would project [onto] a track. His flow, lyrics, everything about Jada's style was just sick to me. I could remember days when me and [Lil] Wayne would be riding around listening to him all day and the LOX album and we would just be like, "Man, this n*gga Jadakiss is stupid on this beat." He's one of the best. This was back when we were young, about 17 years old. We would be riding around and thinking, "These dudes are sick." I wasn't even rapping at that time. I used to be like, "These dudes are sick" and me and Wayne would talk about these guys all day. He'll always be one of those underrated artists to me that the game just sleeps on." (SOHH Underrated)
In late September, Max said he hoped to beat the system and win back his freedom.
"It's been a little minute since I hollered at the people, I'm here, I'm still functioning," Max said in an interview with Statik Selektah. "Everything's good. I'll be out soon. Y'all just hold on. It's taking a little longer than expected but I mean, you know, I'll be ready soon, just stick with me. I'm still dropping that wavy, PardonTheWave.com, one day at a time. The beginning of my joint got deferred, they denied me, but I'm about to go [back]. I've got another fight in me, I've got plenty more in me. I'll keep y'all posted, I don't really want to get into that but it is what it is. Like I say, one day at a time." (ShowOff Radio)
In late August, reports of Max's denied appeal hit the Internet.
An appeals court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of a once rising Harlem rapper who is serving a 75-year term for masterminding a deadly robbery at a Fort Lee hotel six years ago. Wingate and Leerdam appealed their conviction, alleging trial errors and prosecutorial missteps. An appeals panel, however, upheld their convictions in a detailed 52-page opinion on Thursday. (North Jersey)
Recent reports also claimed the earliest he could escape jail is in thirty years.
He won't be eligible for parole from Trenton State Prison until Nov. 9, 2042. Although he wasn't at the scene, prosecutors said Wingate orchestrated the robbery/murder - enlisting his stepbrother to do the deed - and won the convictions thanks to testimony by Wingate's ex-girlfriend, who was at the scene. The rapper, known by the New Jersey State Department of Corrections as "INM 641403," repeatedly has said in prison interviews that he expected his appeal would be upheld. (Cliffview Pilot)