Maxwell Says “It’s About Damn Time” (Amongst Other Things)

Maxwell's MySpace blog has been on fire as of late (and we already warned y'all that we were jocking, so don't act all brand new).

This past Sunday he posted a blog entitled "its about damn TIME" where he gave readers a meaty three paragraphs on a variety of topics including when the full version of "Pretty Wings" will be released, when we can expect the new disc, the recording process, the "blue eyed soul movement" versus "the ring tone generation" and a few thoughts on his label, Columbia. It made for very interesting reading, indeed. Unfortunately, soon after posting said blog, Max went back and edited it down to just the two sentences currently posted.

We don't know what led to that change of heart, but thank goodness we had already cut and pasted the original blog text for our files. (Does SoulBounce have y'all covered or what?) Check out what Maxwell initially wrote here:

its about damn TIME

the full song is coming to you at the end of the month and the album some
time after that. it's takes time to write a TRILOGY. my albums will
never consist of a myriad of guest appearances and yes i write most of
my stuff so ghost writers are not welcomed to speed up the process. you
can argue that i might just need to look into doing this but thats your
business. i can't say at this time when the album will be out as
promotion and touring are still in the works. i know for certain that
its coming FINALLY and COLUMBIA is supporting 100%. some of you are
done with me at this point and u should be; i did take too DAMN long
and i am sorry for that.

to those who remain, the positive folks
who remain loyal and deaf to the conjecture. no one at the label ever
heard my record and no one ever knew anything about the CONCEPT or the
details below. i refused to play the record until it was ready, that
was the main issue at the TIME. yes, i had a few issues with COLUMBIA
but no relationship is perfect and no one i had beef with even works
there so its really cool n the gang right about now.

the blue eyed soul movement has rekindled what the ring tone generation
has tried to destroy. hats off to those involved in that movement; i
love what you do. as for me, well there's a new head at COLUMBIA, its a
better company and most of what i have done on this album has only been
recently heard and made available to the new president and the new or
remaining creative heads at COLUMBIA. anything else you've read is pure
fiction and sensationalism. find a new story, the truth is much more
exciting but the MUSIC is really what i hope you remember.


So there you have it, Maxwell's disappearing blog. Quite honestly, we don't see what the big deal was and why he removed it. Could Columbia have put the kibosh on it? Or perhaps Maxwell thought it was TMI? It's not as if we've been waiting for him to speak on his whereabouts for the past six years or anything.

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5 Responses

  1. That album is going to be so hot ... I have been digging Maxwell since his debut costed like five bucks and everybody was hating on him. The "Urban Hang Suite Live" is still up there as one of the best shows I ever saw. That was 10 years ago ... lord, my ass is getting old. 🙂

  2. damn. you really locked it down with the copy and paste...good lookin out! lol

  3. I'm glad he has finally got it going, I'm sure the project will be thrilling. I am tres excited as a newer convert!
    But the whole Columbia thing is interesting. They really dropped the ball on Amerie's record Stateside, ah well. At least it got released overseas.
    But back to Maxwell, he should hopefully deliver us all from the Tank's & T-Pain's of the world.

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    I am happy that Max kept his profile low and stayed inspired to do his thing during his hiatus. There's no need to explain his absence from the music scene. But, Max's presence has been missed, and we have been left with junk lyrics and poor harmony on the airwaves (ahem ... iPod Touch).
    Somebody said it before I did...thank you Quentin Harrison. I am sick of T-Pain. Tank is aight, but not effective. Just listen to the song snippet on Max's Myspace page called "Pretty Wings." Songwriters need to holla at this man for some insight. I have felt like every word in the first verse about a woman I once dated, and this song brings some closure to that sentiment. That's what I mean by effective. I'm tired of hearin' fellas beggin a woman to stay after they cheated. Please don't go? F-that. Do the right thing. Think first! Max is showing a good example in his songwriting and in his enunciation when he is singing the words. i don't know how to describe it other than to say it's effective. The last time I could say that about an artist's work, I was listening to a brotha named Vandross. And I'm only 25. Now that brotha was effective. Welcome back, Max.
    Take notes from the way this dude has carried himself. He ain't no god, he ain't perfect, he ain't the greatest of all time (Vandross), but he is humble about his ordeal with the music and he is a thinking songwriter. He didn't rush to meet the Valentine's Day deadline earlier this year, and I understand why not. We will forget 95% of the songs on the radio right now, and I'm sure he will bring out something that will have staying power (like Vandross). I'm still playing "Changed" from Now as if it is a new song. It's deep if you've ever felt that way. Hell, I still play Urban Hang Suite all the way through, ad-libbin' and stuff, lol. Can't wait to hear the new material, though.

  5. Thank you for sharing this information for I remember when it was on Maxwell's blog but I failed to save it so if anyone has questions about its authenticity I am a witness to the **disappearing** blog. Further, Maxwell gave me a shout out on his comment section as JROSE to prove my identity for you if anyone wants to say this is not true.
    Thanks for looking out soulbounce.
    Now, I am just wondering when will the album be released?
    Praying and meditating on it!!


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