A member of Jim Jones' Byrd Gang crew, rapper Max B (aka Max Biggaveli) came up through guest appearances on Diplomats recordings along with Jones solo albums. Claiming to be the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and Jay-Z all wrapped into one, Max B kicked off 2006 by appearing on Cam'ron's Jay-Z diss track "You Got It." On September 29th of that year his career suffered a major setback when he was charged with felony murder after being connected to a botched robbery in Fort Lee, NJ.
Max B claimed he was innocent, made his two-million-dollars bail, and then returned to recording with the Rise of the Silver Surfer mixtape, which appeared in late 2007. ~ David Jeffries