Hey Max B, Call Terrace Martin

Over at HipHopGame, there’s a new Terrace Martin interview. In it, he says

“I really want to work with an East Coast artist. I want to do 10 songs with someone who’s really popping. I really want to work with Max B real bad… if Max B met me and we were in a room together, for 10 days I would come out to New York and we could knock out an album and two mixtapes. Tell him I already got the music and it’ll just be me and him.”

As much as I wanna clown Terrace for wanting to work with a 38 year old rapper who’s career has about as much upside as the US economy, I can’t help but feel like it’d be a great move. Let’s keep it real, Max actually has some talent. He writes great hooks, he’s got a decent voice, his delivery is pretty catchy, and he’s a pretty enigmatic fella, what with all his funny catchphrases and whatnot. Plus in the real world, ya’know, not like on the internets– where the hipster rappers dwell– people actually know the guy. A regular person might actually stop him in the street. Charles Hamilton? Some people think he plays for the Pistons.

And Terrace, what can you say about this guy? He’s a brilliant musician with hip-hop sensibilities. Having been blessed to spend some time with him in the studio, hear some of his unreleased work, as well as what’s out there, the dude is a remarkable talent. He plays damn near every instrument, and his musical knowledge is expansive as hell.

I think what someone like Max B suffers from is the fact that his material lacks real musical sensibilities. It’s just beats and rhymes. And while that may be cool for the mixtape sect, there’s not enough depth, not enough story, not enough real music to satisfy someone who wants to keep that CD in their disc changer for more than a week.

What do you think, good combo or not?

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jackpot

    It might just be real wavy if they got together.

  • DBlock


  • akaTheRealist

    It’ll be wavy as fuck.
    and that’s all that needs to be said about this.

  • DV8

    I think its worth a shot. I think they would make some great music. A mixtape would be cool. Mix Wavy Crockett with some of that West Coast flavor would get him major exposure out here. Not to many people know him outhere.

  • TheCo!!inB

    that’s be somethin to sip some Grand Cru to…..owwww indeed
    *pause* for Maestro’s whole Max B excerpt

  • cocotaso

    throw in a couple suga free & devin the dude features and it would be over.

  • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

    Max-B is one of the best in the east, and I definatly think they could make dope music together. Max is well rounded as an artist, he can rap/sing, he spits hot bars, hes a hook machine, and his delivery is nice. I think he could easily get a major deal, and drop some classic albums.