Max Perry

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Maxwell Smart
Birth name Max Perry
Born (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 31)
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, Pop
Occupation(s) Record Producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Instruments synthesizer, keyboards, turntables, drum machine, sampler
Years active 2001–present
Labels EMI, Slip-N-Slide, Koch, Diplomat, SMC, Thizz, E1 Music
Associated acts Gennessee Lewis, Cozmo, Dogwood Speaks, Mistah F.A.B., Trina, Jim Jones, Hell Rell

Max Perry (born June 23, 1984), primarily known by his stage name Maxwell Smart was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, New York.


Max “Maxwell Smart” Perry is a Record Producer, Songwriter & Engineer from Brooklyn, New York. Max was born into a very musical family. His father, Fredro Perry, a drummer, songwriter, producer, and independent label owner, has gained success and has toured worldwide with his band, The Brooklyn Cowboys.

His uncle, Richard Perry, is one of the most successful record producers of all time, and was twice named Billboard Producer of the Year, producing artists like Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Harry Nilsson, Carly Simon, The Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Patti La Belle, and The Temptations to name a few. And his brother/partner, Gennessee, who he has done countless cowrites with, has worked with artists such as Mac Dre, One Block Radius, Too Short, Hell Rell, Paul Wall, AZ, and Chino XL.

Carving out his own spot in music, Max has produced for many artists from his hometown of New York such as Jim Jones, Prodigy, AZ, Sheek Louch, TruLife, Hell Rell, Max B, 40 Cal, and Paul Cain. The West Coast has also figured prominently in Max’s career. Traveling to California frequently since he was a teenager to work with his brother/partner Gennessee eventually led to working with artists like Berner, Mistah F.A.B, San Quinn, Messy Marv, Slim The Mobster, The Outlawz, Killa Tay, BLegit & Matt Blaque.

Max had the honor of producing 3 tracks for the American Gangster: Mac Dre and the Romper Room Gang episode, which aired on BET in January 2009. In 2010 Max gained his first #1 Album on Billboard producing for Trina & Lyfe Jennings on Trina’s album “Amazin”.

In 2011, Max took the position as Head Engineer at Wash House Studios in Haleiwa, HI producing, mixing & recording for legendary Reggae Artists such as Morgan Heritage, SOJA, Junior Reid, Gappy Ranks, Fiji & Jboog, who’s Perry produced single “Smokin Bomb Bud” reached #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts. Max is currently working with J Boog, Snoop Dogg, Berner, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Big K.R.I.T & Vital Deshawn.

Albums with Maxwell Smart production[edit]


Other media[edit]

  • 2005 Jim Jones A Day in the Fast Life - We Want In feat. Max B, NOE DVD

Chart Awards[edit]

Hell Rell - For the Hell of It

Chart Position
Billboard 200 # 55
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 10
Independent Albums # 5
Rap Albums # 5

Mistah F.A.B. - Da Baydestrian

Chart Position
Billboard 200 # 177
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 47
Heatseekers Albums # 7
Independent Albums # 20
Rap Albums # 21

San Quinn - The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds

Chart Position
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 100
Heatseekers Albums # 12
Independent Albums # 20

AZ - Legendary

Chart Position
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 54
Rap Albums # 24

Sheek Louch - Life On D-Block

Chart Position
Billboard 200 # 122
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 26
Independent Albums # 17
Rap Albums # 13

Messy Marv and Berner - Blow

Chart Position
Heatseekers Albums # 31

Messy Marv and Berner - Blow 2: Blocks and Boat Docks

Chart Position
R&B Albums # 48
Heatseekers Albums # 16

Trina - Amazin'

Chart Position
Billboard 200 # 13
R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 4
Independent Albums # 1
Rap Albums # 2

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