Max B Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

Murder, robbery and kidnapping charges led to the "We Fly High" co-writer's incarceration beyond 2080.

Harlem rapper Max B [click to read] was sentenced to 75 years in prison this afternoon, based on his role in a robbery attempt-turned-homicide. In a Hackensack, New Jersey court house, Max B (government name Charly Wingate) and co-defendant Kelvin Leerdam were convicted of multiple counts of kidnapping, armed robbery and felony murder.

The victims, Allan Plowden and David Taylor were robbed in a Holiday Inn in Fort Lee, New Jersey in September of 2006 that left Taylor shot dead. A third accomplice, Max's then-girlfriend and stripper Gina Conway testified against Leerdam and Max B. Leerdam received a life sentence (with an additional 35 years), while Conway reportedly faces an 18 year-sentence, if convicted.

According to AllHipHop.com [click here], Max B fired his attorney, Gerald Saluti, in the closing days of the trial.

Speaking with HipHopDX earlier this year, Max B's outlook on 2009 was, "It's a new year and new money, baby! Go log-on, go look online, go to YouTube, go to wavycrocket.com; go to my MySpace, and look at me on the French [Montana] joint pulling out that '09 money and how I started the year off. That's how I'm doing it for now!"

At the time of his sentencing, Max B had reportedly still maintained a recording contract with Boston-based Amalgam Digital Records. Previously, Max B had been a reported artist at Koch Records, where he co-wrote Jim Jones' 2006 smash hit "We Fly High (Ballin')" and was an early member of the Byrd Gang. The two ended up feuding over financial disputes.

In recent months, the Harlem emcee had been working closely with famed DMX/D-Block producer Dame Grease as well as rising Rap figure French Montana.

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23 Comments

  • G code

    Max b should not be locked up the girl gina conway cut a deal and fucked up a thousand times on the stand even with Max b lame lawyer should have won this weak case they tried max and his step brother together and gina chriped max brother the night of the robbery why if he was there with you would you chirp him she stole shit and gave it to her real boyfreind and never contacted max b to shorten this up max b might get a new trial and let go on all charges Brothers dont fuck around in BERGEN County N.J.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK HIM HE MURDERED SOMEONE HOPE HE DIES IN JAIL

  • A.Monroee

    FREE MAXX B . Keep Your Headd Up .

  • freemaxb

    he obviously is a real thug if he n prison for 75 years dumb bitch !

  • CHICAGO

    MAX B UR A FUCKIN IDIOT SMALL TIME FOOL. THE DUDE THAT GOT KILLED IS DUMB ALSO RIP. WHEN I HAD 600 GRAND IN MY DUFFELBAG I SHOW NIGGAS WHATS GOOD WITH MY M248 AUTOMATIC. PUSSY NIGGAS FROM NY DONT TRY THAT SHIT OUT HERE IN CHICAGO YOU WILL GET CHOPPED THE FUCK UP QUICK DOSENT MATTER WHOS AROUND. UR A DISGRACE TO REAL THUGS 30,000 AINT SHIT. ROT IN JAIL U DUMB FUCKING NIGGER.

  • Cuervo

    I Hope You Come Out My On Some Miracle Shit' Stay Up My Nigga

    • CHICAGO

      ITS NICE TO HOPE FOR THAT BUT THAT NIGGER IS GONNA ROT IN JAIL. HES GOT CAUGHT IN THE WHITE MANS SYSTEM HES DONE WITH SO ENJOY THE MUSIC HE ALREADY HAS OUT HE WILL NEVER SEE A STUDIO AGAIN

  • brooklynb

    this nicca down thurr said fucc this nicca i hope he locked up for life and well see how he deals wit da real killas nobody locked up right now is a real killa the nicca max did time from 97 -05, the 90's was the realest time to be locked up in ny, nobodys scared of these new niccas in jail and u wish bad upon people bad happen to ur ass u never kno u might be in a situation where u get locked up for a min trust niccas will gloat that shit and another thang the nicca max just mumbles his wordplay is fuccin crazy, da nicca said he wacc like he in a leauge wit waka flaka or soulja boy thats who this nicca probably listens to,

    • fred

      Ok first I am going to reply to you..Nigga you need to learn how to fu$$ing type and spell, and if you cant fucking spell use mutha fucking spell check nigga/not nicca nicca is not even a fu$$ing word you retard moron. second this is your exact quote "the nicca max just mumbles his wordplay is fuccin crazy' what the fu$k is that supposed to mean and now this one "da nicca said he wacc like he in a leauge wit waka flaka or soulja boy" and what does this mean moron....and please dont ever mention soulja boy in the same sentence paragraph or even fu$$kin topic as max b because soulja boy is the worst of the freaking worst, and woccka flocka is a moron too

    • Anonymous

      Word play is bananas. This nigga wack? Dude's don't know what the fuck they sayin. Real MC, real nikka. End of STORY!

  • kentez

    FREE!!!!MY NIGGA MAX B...HE DID ENOUGH TYME

    • CHICAGO

      THAT DUMB FUCKING NIGGER DESERVES LIFE FOR GETTING CAUGHT. HE WOULD OF TOOK A FULL CLIP FROM MY M248 IF HE TRIED THAT SHIT ON ME AND I WOULD OF BEEN EATIN SHRIMP AND LOBSTER THE NEXT WEEK WITH NO WORRIES WHAT SO EVER. ROT IN JAIL NIGGER

    • Tamara32Joyner

      Different people all over the world receive the home loans in different banks, because it is easy.

  • HarlemStandUp

    Dammmn Hold Ya Head Owwwww Byrd Gang. We Wavy-GAIN GREEN

  • Lil-Nico

    What the fuck 75 that's some bullshit like really but what hold ya head up Max B 1 of the best rappers to be in the game.Byrd Gang

  • Fuck this dude

    Fuckin joke niggas like this are an embarrassment to the hip-hop game. All this main stream shit is hot garbage. Fuck this nigga, i hope he stays in the pen forever cuz its one less wack MC out here fuckin up the game. Fake thug ass nigga, we'll see how gully he is when hes locked with the real killas

    • fred

      Ok now I am going to reply to you...Seriously do you black people even know anything about hip hop/ rap anymore or are you all just main stream and into Illuminati like 95% of ya because max b is one of the realest niggas out there. Who do you like jay z. second your quote exactly "we'll see how gully he is when hes locked with the real killas" my nigga are you as dumb as a rock, the nigga is in jail for fu$$in murder so what do you mean by locked up with the real killaz???what do you think he staged the whole thing just to get locked up till 2080 so he can say ya im bad. Last time i checked if your in jail for murder you are a real killer

    • FT

      Whack as MC? Crazy dude.

    • reemtastic biggavell

      man suck my dick FREE MAX BIGGAVELLI

  • Doman

    Max B 1 of da illest singer/rapping as niggs hold ya head my nigga dis is a dye hard fan and we still keepin it wavy!!!

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