Once in a While

Album: Excuse My French (2013)
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  • French Montana opens his debut album, Excuse My French, with this cut featuring Max B, his currently incarcerated running mate. "We used to do so much music. There were these records that I put to the side, that I knew they were gonna be something," he explained to MTV's RapFix host Sway Calloway. "I knew this time was gonna come when those records were going to count."

    Charles Wingate, better known as Max B, is an American rapper from Harlem. According to authorities, Max B sent his ex-girlfriend, Gina Conway, and his stepbrother Kelvin Leerdam, in 2006 to rob two men in a Holiday Inn, in Fort Lee, Northern New Jersey. One of the victims, David Taylor, didn't have any money on him, but was shot, point-blank, execution-style, in the head.
    Max B began serving a 75-year prison sentence in 2009 for charges of conspiracy to armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and murder. The rapper has continually pleaded his innocence, claiming he knew nothing of a robbery. Jay-Z shouted out Max B in support during his verse on the Rick Ross and Dr. Dre collaboration "3 Kings."

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