Gerald Maxwell Rivera, better known by his stage name Maxwell, is a singer/songwriter/producer who along with Erykah Badu and DeAngelo is credited with helping to shape the “neo soul” movement of the 1990’s. He released his debut album “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suit” in 1996. The album  produced four singles. “Till The Cops Come Knockin”, “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)”, “Sumthin” and “Suite Lady (The Proposal Jam.” He released the album ” Embrya And Now” in 1998. After a seven year hiatus, he released the second installment of his  “BLACKsummer’s Night” series in July 2016. He is scheduled to begin a  tour with singer Mary J. Blige this fall.