"What is music without life? What is life without music?"
June 28th 1988 is when Max Jones, aka Madd Maxx was born into the heart
and birthplace of hip hop itself, The Bronx, New York. It has been said that
even as an infant he found himself nodding his head and rocking to music
before he could even speak. It was at an early age of five that Max realized
that his life without music would be incomplete. Max would always be found
listening to music from movies, television, and sure enough any radio in
sight. Moving to Fresh Meadows, Queens aka Da Maze, Max did a few talent
shows in and out of school and voluntarily performing artists songs from Run
DMC to The Notorious B.I.G. Max then realized that being in the spotlight
and rapping was something that he could do and was actually good at it.
Music was his second love, basketball being his first. After a quick move to
what seems like a whole other world to most New Yorkers, Madd Maxx moved to
New Jersey. His freshman year in high school he met Joseph Costa. Costa
showed Max the true format of a sixteen bar verse broken down into fours.
After Max’s first sixteen written to Jay-Z’s “The Bounce”, it was then that
Young Costa adopted Max into the S.C family better known as Spitten Cullahs.
Riding with S.C for shows all over NYC including two of what were hip hops
biggest clubs, Speeed and Exit and Jersey, SC was doing their thing. It was
his senior year in high school when the group broke up because of personal
issues and differences. Now Max stands alone with working with a numerous
amounts of local artist trying to get that street buzz and give people what
hip hop/rap has been missing. With beats being produced by Chedda, Max plans
to take the music industry by storm with club bangers and personal tracks to
reflect how life is outside the booth. Max lives by his own theoretic
question on music and life “what is music without life, and life without