After receiving a low-cost Casio keyboard from a friend, the Brooklyn, New York-native began composing music at age 17. Band and Rose Royce, Maxwell began to teach himself to play a variety of instruments.Already a fan of what he described as "jheri curl soul", which was the trademark of early 1980s R&B acts such as Patrice Rushen, S. According to him, the R&B of the early 1980s contained "the perfect combination of computerized instrumentation with a live feel", and that the genre's dynamics later became lost due to the influence of hip hop on R&B.Despite facing ridicule from classmates for being shy and awkward, he progressed and continued to develop his musical abilities, and he also adopted the look of a more bohemian style outwardly in his clothing, growing long sideburns and letting his hair grow out wildly and combed in an extreme style, or sometimes putting his hair in long dreads.
Clearly the man has had relationships throughout the years, but the thing that makes this a shocker for his fans is that he’s very private about his personal life.
So when he stepped onto VH-1’s red carpet- which they are actually calling their ‘purple carpet’ this year- for their upcoming Well, it turns out that reality TV and TV hosting isn’t her only claim to fame because unbeknownst to many, Julissa and Maxwell have been together since at least 2014 and word on the o0ld school curb is hat they are madly in love.
Maxwell was able to gain access to a 24-track recording studio and started to record songs for a demo tape, which he circulated among his friends.
Maxwell began working with songwriter Leon Ware and noted guitarist Wah Wah Watson to record his debut Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite in the early 1990s. Til the Cops Come Knockin'", debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks at number 87 in May 1996.
Along with fellow musicians D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, Maxwell has been credited with helping to shape what has been termed the "neo soul" movement that rose to prominence during the late 1990s.