EXCLUSIVE: Max B Co-Signs French Montana and Ponders Diddy's NYC Domination
(AllHipHop News) In part two of AllHipHop.com's exclusive interview with Max B, the Harlem rapper discussed what happened when his deal with Jim Jones went sour and he was "blackballed" from radio airwaves. During that time, and with his trial pending, he says he began working with French Montana was a way to build a wave of music that would last.
"I was completely blackballed, my songs on the radio. I couldn't help myself, but I was always able to help French do what he wanted to do," said Max B. "I always knew I had this over my head; if I had to blow trial, at least I know a n*gga out there holding it down.
"We was a part of something together. I'm talking to French; we communicate a couple times a week. I'm happy for French; he killin' 'em, number one. [He] got the mean video; he real wavy right now. I always knew, it's no secret. Get the Coke Wave; listen to it."
Max B also touched on French Montana's signing with Bad Boy Records, saying,"At the end of the day, he Bad Boy Records, but Rick Ross and Diddy is executive producing, so it's a good thing for him. The studio situation is good. Diddy and Ross have a bunch of studios in Miami."
About keeping French Montana keeping his brand in New York, Max was supportive of the notion:
"Diddy's Bad Boy, Diddy's Harlem, Diddy's New York. Who else is New York but Diddy? So, Bad Boy [is] New Yorked up all the way. All the Bad Boy artists is from New York, damn near - Biggie, Ma$e, Black Rob...everyone from New York. He kept it New York; he a Bad Boy in New York.
"I could see myself anywhere, but I'm a independent entity. I was trying to build my own brand. I worked with Diddy before; I worked with Diddy when I was with Jim [Jones]. I know how Diddy work," said Max B regarding which label he could envision himself being signed to. "I never worked with Rozay and them, but I could see myself anywhere as long as I got my own studio, and I can work and nobody interfere with my projects and how I work.
"It's nothing; it don't matter where I'm at. I could be out in Cali, as long as I got tracks and a studio, I'm wavy. I'm wavy anywhere. You can put me in Pakistan, Iraq, Libya; it don't even matter. I'm wavy all over."
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