🔊🥳 Today, May 23, 1973, Maxwell was born Gerald Maxwell Rivera in Brooklyn, New York City, NY. Maxwell covered ‘Gotta Get: Closer’ by Nine Inch Nails for his live extended play, “MTV Unplugged,” recorded in May 1997. On the Billboard 200, “MTV Unplugged—EP” peaked at no. 53, and on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart it peaked at no. 15.