Max Perry

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Max Perry
Born (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984 (age 36)
OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
GenresHip hop, R&B, Pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, rapper, singer
Instrumentssynthesizer, keyboards, turntables, drum machine, sampler
Years active2001–present
LabelsEMI, Slip-N-Slide, Koch, Diplomat, SMC, Thizz, E1 Music
Associated actsBerner, J Boog, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Mistah F.A.B., Trina, Jim Jones, Hell Rell

Max Perry (born June 23, 1984), primarily known by his stage name Maxwell Smart is a record producer, born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, New York.[1] He has worked with artists including Wiz Khalifa, Trina, and Snoop Dogg.[2]


Max Perry was born in New York. His father, Fredro Perry, is a drummer, songwriter, producer, and independent label owner, who has toured with his band, The Brooklyn Cowboys. His uncle, Richard Perry, is a renowned record producer who has worked with artists including Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, and Barbra Streisand.[2][3]

Max Perry has done cowriting with his brother and partner, Gennessee, who has worked with artists such as Mac Dre, One Block Radius, Too Short, Hell Rell, Paul Wall, AZ, and Chino XL. Perry has produced for artists from his hometown of New York such as Jim Jones (rapper), Prodigy (rapper), AZ, Sheek Louch, TruLife, Hell Rell, Max B, 40 Cal, and Paul Cain. He often traveled to California to work with his brother and musical partner Gennessee. This collaboration led to working with artists like Berner (rapper), Mistah F.A.B., San Quinn, Messy Marv, Slim The Mobster, The Outlawz, Killa Tay, BLegit & Matt Blaque.[2]

Max Perry produced 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, Perry became Head Engineer at Wash House Studios in Haleiwa, HI producing, mixing & recording for 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. Perry is currently working with J Boog, Snoop Dogg, Berner, Wiz Khalifa, Twista, Big K.R.I.T & Vital Deshawn.

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



Other media[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Producer Crosstalk: Max Perry". Music Connection Magazine. 2020-07-27. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  2. ^ a b c "Producer Crosstalk: Max Perry". Music Connection Magazine. 2020-07-27. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  3. ^ "A cloud lined in platinum". Michigan Today. 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2021-03-20.

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