Yeah, yeah, yeah, another old mixtape. Just bare with me for one more sec, will ya!
For the past few years Max B’s celebrity has been gaining notoriety via his beef with Jim Jones (who he more recently began referring to as Milly), his appearances on street DVD’s and Internet videos trashing his former homie, and the street joints that he’s been releasing. And while everyone’s heard the rumors that Max B was the pen behind Jim’s breakthrough hit “We Fly High,” the question remains: Can he create a strong commercial hit for himself?
Just listening to Public Domain you can make a strong case that aside from Lil’ Wayne and 50 Cent, Max B is probably the only other rapper than can make mumbling on a record sound gangsta. Not to say that it made the music good. I’m not saying that at all. But you have to give the man some kind of credit. He did have y’all–not me–bouncing to his rhymes on “Ballin.’”
But like Nas once said, “A thug changes, and love changes and best friends become strangers.” Where Max was once Jimbo Jones’ ghost writer, now he’s become NY’s Rider Man’s worst enemy. Max a.k.a. Biggaveli (that’s really just the dumbest sh*t ever) is declaring war on his former comrades; referring to Jim Jones and Juelz as Milly Vinilly (It’s spelled Vanilli, but Max mumbles a lot so he probably tried to word it out and… whatever.) He set’s it off on “Paperwork,” spittin’, “Things done changed / you so hard, he can’t even walk through Harlem again / got them choppers for them niggas–got him runnin’ around scared / trembling / send my men to get you for your emblem.”
Son continues talking to them as if they bled once a month on “Baby I Wonder (7:30 Dip Diss).” He continues to keep the beef interesting and entertaining on “Lip Sing” where he talks about a certain someone’s mama getting her Karrine Steffans on for a few cents. That’s just a low blow. No pun intended.Now, he isn’t the best rapper in the game. Sh*t, he isn’t even a good one, but his style does in fact make him an interesting one. Though his lyrics are simple (from what I could understand) he does have a good flow. And while his diehard fans (which can mostly be found around his block) will love this, I don’t see it taking him anywhere near where “We Fly High” took Jones in 2006.
Hottest Joint: “Paperwork”
Weakest Joint: “Try Me”