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  • Maxwell Imagines Would-Be Notorious B.I.G. Collaboration

    Max was in his hometown of NYC on Monday night, hanging out with Fabolous and Nas and celebrating the release of his new record "Black Summer's Night" (which is the #1 record in America). Another Big Apple giant who loved Max's music was none other than the late great Notorious B.I.G. "He was Brooklyn, a smooth-ass dude, B.I.G. definitely f---ed with him," Lil' Cease told us about Biggie's love for Max. "His music was dope, and me and Big supported it."

    Man. Can you imagine a Biggie/Maxwell collaboration? We asked the singer what it would have sounded like. "Wow. Wow. It's hard, because I'm from Brooklyn and [Biggie's] from Brooklyn," Maxwell said. "When Ready to Die was out, his first album was out. He's just the god of it all. I don't know what [our collaboration] would have sounded like. It distresses me more than I could know what it could sound like."

    Maxwell also said him and Big could have taken it to the club or got smoothed out. "It could be both, man," he said. "We're both Geminis, so I guess we would probably have more than one record, maybe. It's all about multiplicity for us. But he's sorely missed, though. I think people made it too real. Now people have a better understanding of what the lines are. The lines aren't too blurred in between the guy onstage and the person who's on the street. It's just sad he's not around for us to have known what those records would have sounded like."
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