Max B was able to cut off some time from his 75-year-long prison sentence with the help of a new legal and management team.
The Harlem, New York rapper will be entering a plea agreement for a charge of aggravated manslaughter with the charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping being dropped. He was first sentenced in 2009 on charges from a robbery attempt-turned-homicide.
Wiz Khalifa announced the news of the icon’s deal on his twitter. And an Instagram post from French Montana implies that the Wave God could be out of prison in six years. Both rappers helped recently re-educate the public — including Kanye West — about Max B’s importance to the rap game after Yeezy contemplated naming his album WAVES.
Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 16, 2016
Max B’s team released an official statement from the legend expressing his excitement at the news.
“I would like to take this time to humbly express my gratitude to the Bergen County Courts, The Honorable James J. Guida, and Mr. Grewal of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for looking into my Post-Conviction Relief,” Max says. “This proceeding was not a question of my guilt or innocence, but about the bad advice, poor judgment, and overall ineffectiveness of my trial attorney. I would also like to thank my legal team at The Law Offices of Bruno & Ferraro; my wonderful attorneys John Bruno, John Bruno Jr., John Lotorocca, and Linda Peterson did an outstanding on my case and fighting for me.”
He also goes on to thank his mother, The Breakfast Club, French Montana and his loyal fans.
“French Montana aka Mac with the Cheese – I love you bro!” Max continues. “Wave Gods till we die!!! To all my fans that been holding it down for me all these years, still banging my music and still keeping it wavy. I love you all and Stay Wavy.”