Incarcerated rapper Charly “Max B” Wingate recently updated fans on his status behind bars as he serves out a 40-year jail sentence on a murder conviction.
Speaking over the phone, Max clarified the terms of his sentence and said an appeal was still in progress.
“Me 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)
He is currently serving a sentence based on a 2006 murder charge.
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, 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, New Jersey. 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 Max B speaking with DJ Vlad below: