French Montana says in a recent interview with Hot 97, that he had to educate West on Max B's influence.
He is listed in the credits for the song, "Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission," which features a discussion between West and Max B. "Kanye didn't really know who Max B is, which was kinda strange to me when me and him were talking," the Coke Boys rapper says, "but once I gave him the homework behind everything, we got it together." French says that West quickly appreciated the incarcerated rapper's importance to the Rap industry and asked how he could help the rapper's cause.
Max B is serving a 75-year prison sentence on murder conspiracy and robbery charges. "He's probably the first one to call me, outta nowhere, when his album just dropped, like an hour after his album dropped, just asked me, 'What can we do to get Max B out? Let me use my power to get him out,'" French Montana says. "That never happened before, from nobody. So I got a lot of respect for him for that, 'cause you know how much Max B means to me and means to the culture of Hip Hop."
In regards to West's use of "waves" for an early title of the album that became The Life of Pablo and for the name of a song on the project, Montana echoes Max B's earlier sentiments that he was grateful for the tribute. "With Max, where he at right now in life in general, he appreciates everything," Montana says. "He takes it as a form of flattery when things like that happen. He's just happy. He was excited." French Montana released his Wave Gods project, hosted by Max B, (February 19).
As he continued to move forward with business endeavors Joe managed to keep his musical skill up to date and started working on his debut album “Cash & Grams” with his homie Bugi. The album was released on Sony BMG in 2005 and boasted features from Inspectah Deck, ED O.G., Cappadonna and Masta Ace. It was Ghostface Killah that gave Joe rap moniker. Signed to Richmoney LLC/NEO/Sony Music; rapper, music producer, songwriter and owner of his own clothing line Pürchina, Joe Young has done work with Tyga, Lil Wayne, Raekwon, Pusha T., Rick Ross, The Game and many more. Early in 2014 Joe Young and K Young from L.A released an EP. For this EP they found a group by the name of BOBC which made a worldwide impact. The project is called Black Bottles & Models. The project features: Yung Berg, OT Genasis, Kid Ink, Rick Ross and more. You can go and get that on iTunes as well as other digital outlets or order your hard copy on the site. Right now Joe Young has a mixtape out called Fan Appreciation which is a collabo effort with the legendary O.G Kokane from the westcoast. The tape features Rick Ross, the Game, Ca$his, K. Young, Chris Brown, Da Illest, Shorty Mack, Busta Rhymes, Kurupt and more. You can get it on Nervedjsmixtapes.com. For 2015 Joe Young is finishing up his newest project Silver Surfer ft. Max B. He is also set to release The Silver Surfer Remix this week featuring Wiz Khalifa, Max B, AL Pac is entirely produced by the legendary hip hop producer Dame Grease. Also check out Gone Till November Mixtape below It features some of Joe Young’s favorite artists. For this Project its important to let the music speak and not who’s hot at the moment. Aside of that, Joe is also releasing a collabo album with the legendary westcoast MC and originator of what we know as G Funk Kokane.
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Not only with the song but with the video, Greggo wanted to take his audience to this place of No Where, a place that is familiar to and relatable to everyone in someway. Everyone has experienced a time of feeling or being alone. Sennia was originally set out to be apart of the Official Video but it came down to everyone making the decision that the story would play off better with just Greggo in the video telling his story. Which is the primary direction Greggo’s been going with his music for years, giving away apart of him. If you’re alone at this current time, or feeling alone there’s aways better days, there’s sacrifices that has to be made in life and lose that will be taken but there’s always a win that will be gained. That time where we will come out of that place of No Where has to come if we just keep moving and advancing our way out. The intention was to be as clear as possible in telling this story with the Official Video to No Where".
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