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20 June 2009

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Ron

LOVE IT!!! So sick of these tattoo'd out sloppy lookin thugs these days who obviously don't care what they look like when they leave the house. Nice to see a handsome and sexy clean cut brotha with great sophisticated and classic style. Very nice

Tre

this is outstanding. i love maxwell and his soulful music. and he looks freakin hot too, which is always a good thing. i like it, tre approved!

TheRevKev

This man is the truth to me.

I was sitting at my desk @ BET and heard some music waffling over the cubicles from the entertainment division.

I go over to the desk of Michael Joyner, Sr. Producer of Entertainment, who is listening to this cd. The cover is a simple gold pump on a carpet. Nothing else. I ask him and he lends me the cd.

For the next 2 hours, I am entranced and lost and soaring in a world of R&B/soul/passion/love that I have never heard before.

"IF THERE'S A THING THAT YOU NEED, FOR YOU AND YOUR BLOOD I WILL BLEED."

"LONELY'S THE ONLY OTHER COMPANY."

I am enamored by the voice and the vision of this man, but not the visuals. Only his name was on the cd. Not a single photo. I feel in love with the artist and the artistry.

I call Columbia and they tell me, now Record Label Liaison and Producer @ BET, that there is a video for "TIL THE COPS COME KNOCKIN'." I ask for it.

It arrives and we, the entirety of BET, get behind the talent of this amazing young artist, but yes, they were pushed there by me playing this cd now for a week, day after day, hour after hour.

We pushed URBAN HANG SUITE to platinum status in a month after the label had it stuck on the shelf for a year!

I am so proud of so many of things that I was able to achieve, as an out gay man @ BET, but among the proudest was being able to put my hand and my heart on the career of THIS STUNNINGLY GIFTED ARTIST.

Every time I see Max, he's still so humble and so loving and so real and that relationship is part of the rumor mill that suggested he was gay, because is the man he appears to be. He sends flowers. He sends notes. He writes cards to say hello and thank you and thinking of you, not because HE is a gay man BUT because I AM and he knows that I will appreciate the gesture. He's a stellar human being and I pray that this project brings him all of the success and joy that he went looking for when he left to breathe and that he deserves upon his return!

MAX...IF THERE'S A THING THAT YOU NEED...:)

Thanks, Rod, for letting me have a space for this love-letter-of-sorts. I know that as GAY MEN we are quick to laud and applaud our Divas, but I had to give this Melodic Sex Symbol his props!

Tre

@ rod: oh yea i am reallly enjoying this blog, everything from maxwell to porn stars to politics, keep it up,

this blog is the only one tre approved!

Cole

So is Maxwell coming out in this article? Nah, with a new album coming out I guess the answer is "no"

Seven

Max and John Legend. What a tour that could be.

Andrés Duque

Rod, a couple of things:

Maxwell & Nas with Caribbean hotties on Twitter:

http://blabbeando.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-you-learn-from-twittering-pt-1.html

And the full album streaming on the Boombox site, one song each day, before the release. I personally did not like the first planned single, "Pretty Wings" but the rest so far shows Maxwell in fine form:

http://www.theboombox.com/2009/06/19/maxwell-premiere-countdown-to-blacksummersnight/

Harper

@Cole:

Nope, not coming out anytime soon.

Crown Heights Affair

I'm not the biggest fans of Pretty Wings but I do like some other tracks. I think thisalbuk will do well it has been a minute since Maxwell dropped some *ish and blew up

Shug

**clapping hands**

alicia banks

i love him!

welcome back!
ab

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