School Shooting at Umpqua College in Oregon - On Thursday, yet another school shooting occurred at Umpqua College in Oregon. 10 people were killed and at least 20 people were injured in the shooting. T...
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Fetty remixes one of my favorite songs from the summer, Decline, featuring Lil Durk x Chief Keef. STREET CERTIFIED
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Written By: Nikki Mack
Originally Published: http://dondivamag.com/max-b-pardon-the-wave/
Harlem rap sensation Max B (government name Charly Wingate) aka Max Biggaveli aka Wavy Crockett, has been incarcerated since 2009. Max was charged with a laundry list of charges, including murder and kidnapping, which earned him a lengthy 75-year prison sentence. Before Max B was sentenced for such serious crimes, he was poised to be the next huge rap superstar.
Before becoming a rap sensation, Max B was sitting in prison on a 8-year bid. When he was finally released, he linked with the Dipset Capo Jim Jones and began songwriting behind the scenes. Max B’s influence and impact began the minute he decided to pursue a rap career. Jim Jones recruited Biggaveli when Dipset was the biggest rap group in hip-hop. Max quickly rose to prominence by penning a hit single for Jim Jones entitled, “We Fly High (Ballin’).”
Max B’s musical style is very melodic, which means finding mainstream success would come easy for the Harlem hustler. However, he got involved in more legal issues and, according to Max himself, Jim Jones came up with the $2 million bail Max needed to be set free until his trial. At some point Max decided Jones was not going to push him into the superstar space that he knew he was made for, so to the surprise of many, Max B unceremoniously left Dipset’s Byrd Gang. He did not leave quietly. Max went on a promo run dissing Jim Jones, calling him names and telling the world that Max B was, indeed, the pen behind the hits. Jones, according to Max B, refused to release Max from his contract, which meant Max could never fully capitalize from his growing buzz, because he was contractually bound to Jones.
While Max B was in the spotlight, he put hip-hop on its heels. Knowing that you may be spending the rest of your life in prison probably puts a different type of battery in someone’s back. Max released mixtape after mixtape (Public Domain series), he started his own crew called Gang Green, and he released multiple music videos to the street DVDs of the time. Max even teamed up with French Montana when French was the lesser known of the two MCs.
Max B had a huge impact on New York City hip-hop and since his imprisonment, the next big NYC superstar rapper with street respect still has yet to emerge. There are a couple of contenders, but none with the impact or influence of Max B. Max stamped his own slogan and terminology. Max created the term “wavy” in hip-hop to explain his style and mentality. The term has grown far beyond Max B, being quoted by rap giant Jay Z down to brand new battle rappers actually naming themselves Wavy. Max’s slogan was “Owwwww,” became an infectious calling card that many people adopted in everyday life.
Max B named himself after Makeveli (Tupac Shakur) and Biggie (the Notorious BIG, hence Biggaveli, a crafty, self-prophesying thing to do. Ultimately, Max fell to an untimely demise at the height of his popularity similar to his namesakes. Max’s tenure in hip-hop felt magical and everyone was infected by his energy. French Montana’s rap style sounds just like Max B’s till this day. Also French’s mainstream success could be viewed as what Max’s success would look like had he not been incarcerated. Although Max has gone on record to say that his appeal was denied, he maintains a positive outlook and believes he will be released well before 75 years. Max went on to start a petition to “Pardon The Wave.” The Boss Don Biggavel’s story is one of the more tragic, unsung tales in the music business, but Max B’s influence lives on in the hearts of men. Don’t be surprised if President Barack Obama pardons Max as one of his last acts as president. Owwwww!!!!!
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Drake has not directly spoken about his alleged “ghostwriter” Quentin Miller. But Drizzy did briefly mention the WDNG Crshrs member’s name on “Digital Dash” when he spit, “I might take Quentin to Follies. You hate your life, just be honest.”
For those that don’t know Follies is a strip club in Quentin’s hometown of Atlanta. So what did Q.M. think about Drake’s lyrical offer to take him to the adult entertainment establishment?
Well, it appears Quentin wants the world to know he treated himself to the ATL nightspot. On the new song “Fini…” he says, “Took myself to Follies. Left with nothing else to spend. Made myself a topic that just so happened to trend.”
But you probably shouldn’t take it as a diss. Quentin tweeted this a few weeks back:
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Southern Rap diplomat Julia Beverly talks with HiphopDX about her upcoming biography of UGK legend Pimp C. Alot of people may not know, but Julia Beverly was very influential in Cash Money's/No Limit's groundbreaking label deals in the late 90's. She remains a big name when it comes to independent labels getting distribution. All independant artists check her out. STREET CERTIFIED
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It’s hard out here. Apparently Meek Mill’s baby mama, Fatimah Raheem, eventually plead guilty to retail theft, under a deal with the Montgomery County Pa. District Attorney’s Office. A ShopRite security guard caught her on camera leaving the store without paying for two $6.99 containers of hot food from the buffet and $2.50 bag of frozen pineapples. The woman had had two small children with her when she stole the food.
Although she did pay for some items at the self-service checkout, police said she moved the frozen pineapples and hot food directly from her cart into a shopping bag. She left the store, but cops were able to track her down because she used her price plus rewards card for the stuff she actually paid for. According to Hip Hop Wired, Meek Mill’s son’s mother initially denied ever being at ShopRite, and then claimed someone else used her rewards card. But cops compared surveillance footage to her driver’s license. Allegedly, she asked if she could just pay back ShopRite the $17 for the stolen merch, but the store’s management wanted to press charges. Dang!
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Photos obtained by DJ Akademiks, show the rapper unconscious near a tattered bike after he allegedly collided with a car. In one photo, the rapper is being held by a bystander as many look on. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he appeared to be responsive.
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INTERVIEW: Music Mogul Lyor Cohen (300 Records CEO) Talks The Music Business With The Rap Radar Podcast!!
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Though details are still sketchy, two men have been confirmed dead in Compton, California from apparent gunshot wounds, and police are saying it allegedly took place at Chief Keef's marijuana dispensary.
Around 6:40 p.m. yesterday (9/23), deputies were called to the dispensary on East Compton Boulevard where they found two men who had been shot to death. It has not been confirmed that it was actually Chief Keef's business or if he's even affiliated with the shop, but a marijuana site does list the store as the "Chief Keef Glo Shop." Photos of the one-story green painted shop have also been seen on Keef's Instagram page in the past.
Though their identities were not released, several Instagram users have taken to Wolf Da Boss' page to share their condolences after last night's shooting. Wolf Da Boss is the co-owner of the medical dispensary, as well as a Glo Gang artist. The identity of the second victim has yet to be either revealed or confirmed.