The incarceration of Max B left a gaping hole in the heart of New York City street rap that has only recently begun to feel like it's healing with the emergence of voices like A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Dave East. Both appear on House Money, the first official solo project Max has recorded since being sentenced to some 75 years in 2009 for his role in a botched robbery turned murder. (According to Max, this sentence has been reduced exponentially.) The younger guns join OG collaborators like Cam’ron and French Montana as well as self-professed superfans Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Ferg for a welcome back (to the rap game) party that features Max stretching out that signature nasal singing voice (“So Cold,” “Never Change”) while vividly recounting his adventures in the streets (“Take My Time,” “Goodbye”). At just seven tracks, House Money plays as a short but much-appreciated reminder that the wave must go on.