Big Mike & Max B Present Public Domain 6: Walking The Plank
Well, it’s official. Max Biggaveli has been found guilty of all types of counts and is looking at the kind of time that got Remy Ma saying, “Dayum! I’m glad I’m not that nigga.” But before going away on the iron vacation, the Harlemite is giving his fans one last going away present. Something to remember him by: Public Domain 6: Walking The Plank. A mixtape with slowed down samples from some of your favorite hip-hop classics, Max is going all in with that Wavy style that’s made him a household name… in like a few projects and a couple of ghettos… on the East Coast… in New York… mainly in Harlem.
Made famous by his off key melodies and mumbling manner of spitting his rhymes, Max keeps true to his style. And while I’m not the biggest fan of his “wavy” steez, I will say that he sounds like he’s finally mastering his unique style and is learning how to ride the beats with his off key melodies and notes. “Cake" Remix and “I Never Wanna Go Back” was pretty damn listenable to be honest with you. The latter of the two was actually pretty hot. But that was about it. Every other time he sang out of tune you’d find yourself wondering about the years and how savage they’ve been to you.
And as long as everyone’s writing letters to rappers that passed away over Kiss’ “Letter To Big” instrumental, Max took the time to speak to the spirit of Stack Bundles. Max continues to take shots at his foes even during this ghetto eulogy saying, “You’re turning over in your grave listening to flows that nigga’s spit/that me and you helped develop/and oh, I fucked that nigga bitch/reminisce the days we was in the studio making hits/can I roll with you crunch time? Hooks, no punchlines/crooks, no one time/we was all wave/look it now/Jim only sold ten thou/put his men down.”
When he’s spitting using that mumbling style, it’s pretty original and actually interesting. Simply because you’re trying your best to make out what the man is saying in his sometimes very mediocre rhymes. But when he sings the chorus with that off key melody, he sounds like the epitome of a wannabe “artist.” His verses were pretty decent on “All In One Night,” “Dead Solver,” and “Movin’ On Out The Door” but when he tried to hit those Soprano notes, he ended up wacking his own music. Some heads might be loving his overall technique, but I can only co-sign half his style. That other half of his style that I just can’t feel is featured all over “Porno Muzik,” and “Starz Is Back.” But hey that’s just me. Good luck on the appeal, Max. Keep ya head up and your mind focused.—The Infamous O
Hottest Joint: “I Never Wanna Go Back”
Weakest Joint: “Porno Muzik”