In case you hadn't yet heard the news, Max B.'s conviction in that robbery-murder case in New Jersey has ended in a 75-year prison sentence. For a dude who didn't pull any triggers, that seems a bit steep, but we digress. Despite the sadness of the occasion, we refuse to be swept into the outpouring of grief that is engulfing the Internet today, and instead choose to celebrate young Charley Wingate the way he would want us to: by reliving a few of his waviest moments. We'll miss you, Max; hip-hop is about to get a whole lot more boring. Owwwwwwww!
BIGGAVELI TV EPISODE 3
Key Takeaway: At least Max learned how to pronounce "Amalgam" between the first episode and now.
Quotable: "You like French tips and custom weaves, bitch? Come get with a real pimp!"
FADER MAG GOES TO MAX'S CRIB
Key Takeaway: The man has a restroom sign on the bathroom door in his own crib. How many people you keep up in there, homie?
Quotable: "This is all Siegel's shit, I got him right. You know he a big boy, he like the schnacks."
MAX x IT'S THE REAL
Key Takeaway: The Rosenthal boys' guest stars can be hit or miss, but Max is always straight comedy. Especially when Scrabble is involved.
Quotable: "You guys are in troublllllle! [Patented Max B. Laugh]"
WRITING HIT RECORDS WITH JIM JONES
Key Takeaway: Comsider that "C. Wingate" receives a writing credit on seven tracks from Capo's best album, 2006's Hustler's P.O.M.E.—not including the 2007 smash single "We Fly High," which he also allegedly wrote the hook for—and you start to realize what Byrd Gang could have done had all the fuckery not happened.
Quotable: "Oh, we goin' to the hospital tonight!"
COMPLEX CATCHES THE WAVE
We first got up with Max right when he got home from an eight-year bid, then kept the relationship going with him as our in-house advice columnist, The Thug Ethicist (Part 1 Above...Click Here To See Part 2).
Key Takeaway: He might have a way with a hook, but THIS is what the Silver Surfer Don was born to do.
Quotable: "Just dick 'em and don't love 'em! And look good and make hit music!"