Thanks to the on-going debate on whether or not Kanye “stole” the wave from Max B, it has sparked unfamiliar hip-hop fans to research him and old fans to scream “Free Max B” even louder.
The Harlem rapper has been behind bars since 2009 on a 75-year bid for a botched robbery, and he’s taking advantage of this attention to work in his favor.
“I’m truly flattered by all the emulations. Thnks for the love&support,” Max tweeted (via a handler) earlier this week at the height of the controversy. “Lets stay positive. My petiton is available on http://supportmaxb.com.”
The petition to pardon Max (one of many over the last several years) is now live, and has to collect 100k signatures by March 1 to go in front of President Obama.
Max worked with tons of producers and videographers before going to jail, and they’re now combining that footage to create a documentary due to drop the same day as Kanye West’s album Waves on Feb. 11. You can peep the trailer below.