Last week, Don Diva dropped Issue 59. the newest installment features a cover story about the case that sunk rising rap star, Max B, for 75 years, featuring commentary by Max’s step-brother and co-defendant Kelvin “Poo Sims” Leerdam. Coinciding with this release, Max’s associate-turned-enemy, Jim Jones stopped by the Rap Radar Podcast for an interview, addressing the “Wave God.”
Jones stopped by after releasing his reentry into the hip-hop gauntlet with his latest album, The Kitchen. Capo spoke on a range of topics with Rap Radar‘s Elliott Wilson and B. Dot, including his new music, childhood, Cam’Ron and Dipset, Jay Z, Nas and Dame Dash. His words about Max B have been what a lot of fans were most interested in. According to VladTV:
I’m not one of those people that like to kick a n***a when he’s down or anything like that. He’s got his own circumstances he’s got to go through right now. I seen a kid from the hood that could do, so very talented, and you know, he had a chance to. He just made the wrong decisions,” Jim said. “I actually built him out from them circumstances. I mean, I put a lot of money in that boy’ pocket. So you know, he had a chance to do, be big as Drake right now.”
Jones goes on to speak on the influence Max B had on the rap game, linking a correlation between artists who deliver melodic rhyme schemes to the Wave innovator. He specifically named Wiz Khalifa, telling how the Pittsburgh rapper studied Max’s catalog before developing his own. Max B was known for his prolific output, releasing 13 mixtapes at the height of his career [between 2008 and 2009] to go with four other music compilations in that span. He had already put out 25 projects by the time his debut album Vigilante Season hit the streets in 2011.
Check out the interview with Jim Jones below, along with a video clip.