Willie Max was an R&B trio comprised of sisters Rose, Sky and Lyric Smith. The girl group was based out of Detroit and began their career under the name of Smith Reflections.
The group began to establish themselves by working as an opening act for groups like Tony! Toni! Tone! Their work paid off as Raphael Saadiq took the girls under his wing and reshaped their image. Saadiq renamed the girls to Willie Max, named after their father and mother's first names.
In 1998, signed to Saddiq's Pookie Records label, the girls released their debut album, Bona Fide. The album was made predominantly by the girls and Lathun Grady, and scored one reasonable hit with 'Can't Get Enough' in 1998, which reached #49 on the Hot 100 and #20 on the R&B charts.