Max B was out of jail for little over a year when he caught a robbery and murder conspiracy charge in 2006. For the three years that followed, up until the time he was convicted, he put out a volume of music rivaled only my Gucci Mane. Born Charly Wingate, the self-anointed Biggavelli -- a portmanteau of Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Tupac's nicknames -- teamed up with legendary New York producer Dame Grease, who produced about half of DMX's landmark It's Dark and Hell is Hot, and conjured a wave of creative energy that is still felt today.

Max is now scheduled to get out of jail as soon as 2018 and as late as 2022. Celebrate by revisiting a few of his choicest cuts from the prime of his career.