Jim Jones Claims Max B Had a Chance to be ‘Big as Drake’
In an interview with RapRadar, Jim Jones said that Max B, who he signed to his Byrdgang label in 2006, could've been just as "big as Drake."
Max B was sentenced to 75 years in prison for murder conspiracy and robbery back in 2009 and won't be eligible for parole until 2042. Jim and Max B fell out prior to his sentencing, however, parting ways on hostile terms in 2008.
"That's a chapter in my life that's been gone," Jim said of his relationship with the incarcerated rapper. Still, Jim says Max B paved a lane for some of hip-hop's biggest names to find success.
"I put a lot of money into that boy pocket," Jim said in the recent interview. "He had a chance to do, be as big as Drake right now. A lot of these artists right now that are singing and being very melodic, a lot of that came from that boy's whole catalogue. Wiz Khalifa will tell you right now that he studied his music word-for-word and took a lot of his wave. We all make our decisions. It's just sad sometimes."
He also shared his feelings on Dame Dash, saying their relationship remains on the rocks. "F--- Dame," he said. "When you find out nobody was doing the right thing, that line gets blurred."
Jim Jones is currently promoting his latest mixtape, The Kitchen, a 14-track release that features Kevin Gates, A$AP Ferg and Dave East.
Watch the interview in the clip above.