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Max B
Birth name Charly Wingate
Origin Harlem, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations rapper
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Amalgam Digital
Website [1]

Charly Wingate, known primarily by his stage name Max B, is an American rapper.[1] He is from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.



After a period of incarceration on robbery charges from 1997 to 2005,[2] Max B came to prominence through his affiliation with the Harlem collective The Diplomats, and with rapper Jim Jones in particular. He is credited as co-writer on Jones' biggest hit "We Fly High", and features on several songs on Jones' albums Harlem: Diary of a Summer (including its lead single "Baby Girl", 2005) and Hustler's P.O.M.E. (2006).[2] In 2006 Jones formed the collective ByrdGang with Max B as a member.[3]

The two fell out because of financial disputes in following years.[2] This left the rapper's official recording career in limbo, since he was under contract to Jones' ByrdGang Records. He maintained a following by embarking on an extensive series of mixtape releases, often in collaboration with Harlem producer Dame Grease, and by dint of often bizarre and excessive media interviews and self-produced internet videos.[1] His alias Biggaveli denotes his belief that he is an amalgam of artists The Notorious B.I.G. (AKA "Biggie Smalls"), Jay-Z (AKA Jigga), and Tupac Shakur (AKA Makaveli).[1]

Having gained release from his contract, he signed a three-album deal with Boston label Amalgam Digital in 2008.[4][5] Preparations were underway for a debut album to be entitled Vigilante Season when in 2009 Max B was found guilty of involvement in a robbery which left a man dead. He was sentenced to 75 years in prison on September 3, 2009.[6] His mother, Sharon Wingate, said she plans to appeal his conviction.[7]



  • Public Domain: Million Dollar Baby Radio (2006)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2006)
  • M.O.B.: Members Of Byrdgang (2006)
  • Public Domain: The Prequel (2007)[8]
  • Members Of Byrdgang 2 (2007)
  • Million Dollar Baby 2 (2008)
  • Public Domain 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2008)
  • Wavie Crockett: Return Of The Wave (2008)
  • Public Domain 3: Domain Pain (2008)[9][10]
  • Max Payne (2008)
  • Domain Diego[1] (2008)
  • Million Dollar Baby 2.5: Da Appetizer (2008)
  • Coke Wave (2008)[11]
  • Goon Music 1.5: The Doomship (2008)
  • Goon Music 2.Owww (2009)
  • Million Dollar Baby 3 (2009)
  • Quarantine (2009)[12]
  • Public Domain 6: Walking the Plank (2009)[13][14]
  • Coke Wave 2 (2009)
  • Wave Gang 4 (2010)
  • Dopeman:Public Domain 6.5 (2010)


  1. ^ a b c d Benz, C.; Ripperveli, R. (January 2009), "Surf's up!", cool'eh (12), 
  2. ^ a b c Benson, Chris; Porter, D. (July 2009), "Wipeout: The Fall of Max B", cool'eh (14), 
  3. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2006-07-17). "Fire Starters". Mixtape Monday (MTV News). Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  4. ^ Faraone, Chris (2008-08-13). "Max B earns an A for arrogance". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Matthew (2009-02-04). "Max B: The Wavy Harlem Renaissance". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2009-09-03). "Max B Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  7. ^ Markos, Kibret (2009-09-03). "Rapper gets 75 years for fatal Fort Lee hotel robbery". The Record. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  8. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2007-08-06). "Jay-Z Teams With Eminem, Young Jeezy; Trina Won't Dis 50 Cent; Everybody's Poppin' On Wu-Tang Clan LP". Mixtape Monday. MTV News. Retrieved 2009-09-03. (Public Domain: The Prequel reviewed.)
  9. ^ Lee, Frazia (2008-07-16). "Max B: Public Domain 3: Domain Pain". Metro Spirit. 
  10. ^ "DJ Whoo Kid & Gain Greene present Max B: Public Domain 3 (Domain Pain)". XXL. 2008-08-01. 
  11. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-12-08). "T.I. Isn't Taking Young Buck From G-Unit ... Yet; Bun B Wants To Battle Snoop Dogg". Mixtape Monday. MTV News. Retrieved 2009-09-03. (Coke Wave reviewed.)
  12. ^ Ketchum, William E. III (2009-03-21). "Mixtape Wrapup (February/March)". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2009-09-03.  (Quarantine reviewed.)
  13. ^ "Big Mike & Max B Present Public Domain 6: Walking The Plank". XXL. 2009-07-16. 
  14. ^ Ketchum, William E. III (2009-08-03). "Mixtape Wrapup (July)". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2009-08-16. (pd6 reviewed.)

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