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MAXWELL Relished His Time Out Of The Spotlight

May 9, 2009

‘You want to know somebody’s around you not because of what you could offer,’ he says of eight-year break.
By Shaheem Reid

NEW YORK — Maxwell said you can’t just go up to a pregnant woman and say, “Blue eyes, red hair and a girl.” Well, the same is true for the neo-soul singer’s music.

“The way I make good music, it’s not about what’s expected of me,” he said recently after a Manhattan reception for his upcoming CD. “It’s hard to make good music when you’re thinking about what somebody wants you to do.”

So he didn’t think about what the fans or his record label wanted. As we say in the ‘hood, Max did him. It’s been eight years since he released his last album.

“It was a lot easier than I thought it would be,” he said about his prolonged vacation. “It was a lot easier than I thought it was to enjoy. [My career] started when I was 21. I don’t want to complain about my life, because I don’t want to sound crazy to a person that’s living a life. I’ve been blessed. But the common things people take for granted, I never had for a long stretch, such as going out on the train.”

Max was one of R&B’s leading men when he first hit the scene, and considering how young he was and what he accomplished in such a short time span (his debut was released in 1996), he seemed destined to be one of the all-time greats. But with his career still in its prime, he chilled for close to a decade.

“I feel like I’ve relished these few years, where I got to kick it, where I got to meet girls who didn’t know who I was, where they would be like, ‘What’s your name?’ ” he said. “Knowing you’re appreciated for you as a person was something that was very easy to be into for a while.

“What tends to happen when records are coming out and all the things that come around you, you’re never sure [how genuine people are],” he added. “I’m very insecure, and I want to know people appreciate real things. You want to know somebody’s around you not because of what you could offer or who you are.”

Max seems to have put his insecurities aside for now. He just released the single “Pretty Wings” from the album Black, the first in his trilogy of LPs to be released over the next three years.

“I wanted to be like, ‘I like how this sounds,’ ” he said of his pressure-free recording process this time around. ” ‘I don’t care if people buy it or not. It makes me feel good.’ ”

View MAXWELL video footage

Source: MTV News


Support “Pretty Wings” (Request It)

May 4, 2009

Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” will impact radio airwaves May 05, 2009 (Mediabase). Currently, “Pretty Wings” is on Billboard’s Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, just a breath away from Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. So, if you are loving what you hear, let everyone know!! Take the time and make a request to your local radio, vote for the video AND download the single online to show your support for the music. Check out the links below.

Request the song to Radio:
Buffalo, NYWBLK 93.7 FM | Request Line: 714-644-9393 | Request Online
Rochester, NYWDKX 103.9 FM | Request Online
New York, NYWBLS 107.5 FM | Request Line: 212-545-1075 | Request Fax: 212-447-5211 | Request Online
Los Angeles, CAKDAY 93.5 FM | Request Line: 323-520-5329 | Request Online
Los Angeles, CAKJLH 102.3 FM | Request Line: 310-520-KJLH | Request Online
Chicago, ILWGCI 107.5 FM | Request Line: 312-591-1075 | Request Online
San Francisco-Oakland, CAKBLX 102.9 FM | Request Line: 1-800-683-KBLX | Request Online
San Francisco-Oakland, CAKMEL 106.1 FM | Request Line: 1-800-955-KMEL | Request Online
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TXKRNB 105.7 FM | Request Line: 214-787-1057 or 1-800-310-1057 (toll free) | Request Online
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TXKSoul 94.5 FM | Request Line: 214-787-1945 | Request Online
Houston, TXMajic 102.1 FM | Request Line: 713-390-5102 | Request Online
Houston, TXKBXX 97.9 FM | Request Line: 713-390-5979 | Request Online
Atlanta, GAKiss 104.1 FM | Request Online
Atlanta, GAWAMJ 102.5 FM | Request Line: 404-832-7200 | Request Online
Atlanta, GAWVEE V103 FM | Request Line: 404-741-9833 | Request Online
Philadelphia, PAWDAS 105.3 FM | Request Line: 215-263-1053 | Request Online
Philadelphia, PAWRNB107.9 FM | Request Line: 215-263-1079 | Request Online
Philadelphia, PAWUSL – Power 99 FM | Request Line: 215-263-6699 or 1-800-669-99FM (toll free) | Request Text: P99FM | Request Online
Washington, DCMajic 102.3 FM | Request Line | Request Online
Washington, DCWPGC 95.5 FM | Request Line: 202-432-9595 or 1-877-955-JAMS(5267) | Request Text: 95501 | Request Online
Detroit, MIWJLB 97.9 FM | Request Line: 313-298-7098 | Request Online
Detroit, MIWDMK 105.9 FM | Request Line: 313-259-2000 | Request Online
Detroit, MI Mix 92.3 FM | Request Line: 313-298-7923 | Request Online
Miami, FLWEDR 99.1 FM | Request Line: 1-866-991-JAMZ | Request Online
Miami, FLWHQT 105.1 FM | Request Line: 1-888-550-9105 | Request Online
Miami, FLWMIB 103.5 FM | Request Line: 1-866-964-BEAT | Request Online
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL WBTP 95.7 FM | Request Line: 1-800-930-BEAT, 813-960-BEAT (Hillsborough), 727-497-BEAT (Pinellas) | Request Text: Text 957 plus your request to 68255, Alltell: #BEAT | Request Online
Tampa-St. Petersburg, FLWTMP 96.1 AM | Business Line: 813-620-1300 | Request Online
St. Louis, MOKMJM 104.9 FM | Request Line: 314-969-1049 | Request Online
St. Louis, MOFOXY 95.5 FM | Request Line: 314-969-1049 | Request Online
St. Louis, MOHot 104.1 FM | Request Line: 314-969-1041 or 618-399-1041 | Request Online
Baltimore, MDWERQ 92Q FM | Request Line: 410-481-9292 | Request Fax: 410-944-1282 | Request Online
Baltimore, MDMagic 95.9 FM | Request Line: 410-481-9590 | Request Online
Charlotte, NCWBAV 101.9 FM | Request Line: 704-570-1019 | Request Online
Charlotte, NCWPEG 97.9 FM | Request Line: 704-570-9734 | Request Online

Vote for the Video:
-BET’s 106 and Park | Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” premiered on BET’s 106 and Park April 28, 2009. If you want it on the countdown, call  1-800-617-5483 or vote online. Remember BET’s 106 & Park airs Monday thru Friday, 6pm ET.

-VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown | Vote here. Use the wild card section at the bottom, type in “MAXWELL” and “PRETTY WINGS” then drag and drop it in the number 1 position. Remember the Top 20 Countdown airs on VH1 every Saturday and repeats on Sunday.

Check out these places where you can buy your very own copy of Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings”. Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody, Zune

Don’t see your radio station’s info, check out

Sources: Image via iTunes, Billboard Update (Issue Date: MAY 09, 2009)

MAXWELL: Live 2009 (tour dates)

April 30, 2009

MAXWELL Tour Dates:

Wed-Jun-17 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
Fri-Jun-19 Hammond, IN @ The Venue/Horseshoe Hammond
Sat-Jun-20 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
Tue-Jun-23 Seattle, WA @ Paramount
Wed-Jun-24 Vancouver, BC @ The Centre
Fri-Jun-26 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl
Sun-Jun-28 Los Angeles, CA @ BET AWARDS
Mon-Jun-29 Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge
Wed-Jul-1 Austin, TX @ Bass
Thu-Jul-2 San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater
Sat-Jul-4 New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival (Superdome)
Sun-Jul-12 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Mon-Jul-13 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
Wed-Jul-15 Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
Thu-Jul-16 Cleveland, OH @ Allen Theatre
Sat-Jul-18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz
Sun-Jul-19 Buffalo, NY @ Sheas PAC
Tue-Jul-21 Albany, NY @ The Palace
Wed-Jul-22 New Jersey @ NJPAC
Fri-Jul-24 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
Sat-Jul-25 Foxwoods @ Foxwoods
Mon-Jul-27 Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
Tue-Jul-28 Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer
Thu-Jul-30 Tampa, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Fri-Jul-31 Miami, FL @ The Knight Center

Purchase your MAXWELL concert tickets at &

Also, check out his new video Pretty Wings.

Source: | 2

UPDATE: During an interview with Doug Banks & Dede, MAXWELL stated that after the tour dates above are finished, he will tour arenas across the U.S. See/hear info

UPDATE2: For pre-sale codes visit THE LATEST MAXWELL NEWS on twitter at or

TV Alert: MAXWELL on 106 and Park (April 28, 2009)

April 23, 2009

TV Alert: MAXWELL to premiere PRETTY WINGS video on BET’s 106 and Park (April 28, 2009)  tune in 6pm EST. See message.

FYI: According to the Facebook message, the group will be closing soon. Make sure you have your eyes open for more official info from Maxwell’s twitter account. The brand new and beautifully filmed Pretty Wings video will stream via & Tell everybody you know to get on it. If you missed his appearance on 106 and Parkclick here.

Update: MAXWELL will be performing during the 2009 BET Awards airing Sunday, June 28.

Sources: Countdown to NEW MAXWELL VIDEO & via twitter @Vibe Magazine, @_MAXWELL_

BUY: Pretty Wings (full version)

April 21, 2009, now has a listing for the full length version of Pretty Wings (MP3) which will be released, April 28, 2009.

Pretty Wings (Uncut) 5:09

Check out these other places where you can buy your very own copy of Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings”. Amazon, Rhapsody, Zune

Sources: Tony & iTunes