Max B – Lemonade
WHO BETTER, AT TURNING LEMONS TO LEMONADE?
Man shout out to the legend Max B and Martorialist (“Who else but Biggavelz out here shooting music videos from inside their prison cell?”) for brightening up my winter in early 2023 with the splash of lemonade that I didn’t even know I needed in my life until now.
Max shows that he’s still that Wave god making that summer time cookout music no matter where he is and no matter what time of year it is. The part where Biggavell starts signing at the end is straight up god mode “In the bed with my stacks, I’m telling all my niggas in the hood I’m coming back, I got this, telling all my niggas in the hood relax, I got this. I put the hood on my back.” I love that sunny optimistic vibe.
Drama yellling all over this is really bringing me back.
Best Max B jailhouse recording since his Hold Yuh remake? (And this is definitely better just off the strength of that hook and the singing at the end but that one is a sentimental classic to me)
Free the wave god!
A lotta you guys slept on Phenomenon, the Charley EP and the highlights of the Negro Spirituals album like Mountains and Don’t Me Cry. Max was killin” it throughout 2020 and 2021.
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You ain’t lying bro. i completely slept on that era and I’m not even sure why. I was super big on the wave early like ‘G’s Up’ was a game changer for me when it first came out, and then I was all in on Dipset-era Max B, post Dipset, some of the stuff that leaked from prison and then for whatever reason one day I just completely stopped checking for it. I have to go back and listen to these now. Brings back some good memories — you’re right this is like the ultimate summertime cookout music in the middle of January
P.S. any idea what the sample in this one is?
“I Found Lovin'” by Fatback Band.
Tbf Max’s first few in-prison releases Coke Wave 4 and House Money were wack, but since then he’s rediscovered how to ride the wave.