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Harlem, New York NY, United States (2005 – present)


Charly Wingate (born May 21, 1978), better known as Max B, is an American rapper and songwriter from Harlem, New York and is known for his original rap style of mumbled delivery, catchy sing-song choruses & hooks, and his energetic personality in interviews and videos.

Max B is a former member of The Diplomats and the Byrd Gang- After being released from prison, Max B was introduced to Jim Jones through long time friend, now manager Mike Bruno. Max B signed a 2 album records deal with Asylum Records, which Jim Jones was an A&R for at the time. He made his first appearance in hip-hop, being featured on the Jim Jones 2005 mixtape “City Of God”. Max B contributed heavily to Jim Jones movement outside of The Diplomats having wrote a majority of the material for Byrd Gang Records as well as Jim Jones smash hit singles “Baby Girl” and “We Fly High”. He made his first solo attempt with the mixtape “Million Dollar Baby” which was released early 2006. He has since severed ties with both Jim Jones and The Diplomats.

Max has suffered several legal setbacks. At the age of eighteen, he began a 7 year prison term for charges ranging from armed robbery to drug possession.
He is now out on bail, in a case where he faces charges of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. These charges are in relation to an incident, where Wingate was accused of setting up a robbery in Fort Lee, New Jersey on September 22, 2006. A man was shot and killed and a woman implicated Max B, as the mastermind of the robbery turned homicide. She turned out to be a ex-girlfriend of Max, she said she alerted Max to the guys as a target for robbery, since she seen them flashing money, jewelry, and cars.


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