Set apart by his oversized personality, Maxo Kream has proved himself to be one of the freshest voices in Houston Hip-Hop, making music for both swangin and slangin. His latest video “Out The Front Door,” premiered today by FADER, serves as more evidence. A psychedelic ode to selling drugs, the video shows Maxo trapping in his house with lean, guns, and a Supreme stash bag. Enjoy this avideo stream below after the jump.
“Out The Front Door” is the third visual from Maxo’s The Persona Tape, released via LiveMixtapes earlier this summer, and follows up the video for “G3“. Maxo Kream is currently on his first national tour, opening for Danny Brown on 40 dates over the span of three months. Danny Brown’s label mate ZelooperZ is also opening on the tour. Buy tickets here.Picking up where he left off with #Maxo187, Maxo Kream returns with equal grit on the The Persona Tape. Featuring appearances from fellow Houston rapper Paul Wall and Atlanta rappers Playboi Carti, Key!, and Rich the Kid, the tape finds Maxo Kream exploring the intricacies of his public profile and how he is perceived.“Your persona is how you carry yourself,” says Maxo Kream to Complex in their premiere for the Friday-inspired “Big Worm” video. “It tells people everything about who you are, so it’s more important than a social security number. This tape is everything I’m about. Persona shit.” Prior to the tape, Maxo Kream released “Big Worm,” in which he synthesizes the sounds of Southwest Houston with the sound of South London as he repurposes the classic Grime beat from Wiley‘s “Morgue,”earning co-signs from Skepta and Wiley, and garnering over 435,000 Soundcloud plays in the process. “Spike Lee,” featuring verses Playboy Cartiand Rich The Kid and production from Chuck Inglish, finds Maxo and friends turning up over the booming, horn-filled production with rhymes about their lifestyles filled with women, money, and lean.
The Persona TapeTracklist:
1. Choppas (prod. Wlderness)
2. Karo (prod. Wlderness)
3. Hit Mane (prod. Pe$o Diddy)
4. Big Worm (prod. Ryan ESL)
5. Smash (ft. Paul Wall) (prod. Ryan ESL)
6. G3 (prod. Tommy Kruise)
7. Comin Dine (prod. Chuck Inglish)
8. Out The Front Door (ft. KEY!) (prod. Wolfe de Mchls)
9. Smoke Break (prod. Chuck Inglish)
10. Talkin Shit (ft. D Flowers) (prod. Wlderness)
11. Shop (prod. Ryan ESL)
12. Spike Lee (ft. Rich the Kid & Playboi Carti) (prod. Chuck Inglish)
13. None of Yall (prod. Slug Christ)
Oct 01 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 02 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Oct 04 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA Oct 05 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR Oct 06 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, Canada Oct 07 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA Oct 08 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR Oct 11 Regency – San Francisco, CA Oct 14 Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA Oct 15 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA Oct 16 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA Oct 16 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA Oct 17 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ Oct 18 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM Oct 20 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX Oct 21 South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX Oct 23 Emo’s Austin – Austin, TX Oct 25 Republic New Orleans New Orleans, LA Oct 26 Exit/In Nashville, TN Oct 27 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Oct 28 The Underground – Charlotte, NC Oct 29 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Oct 30 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC Nov 01 The Fillmore Sliver Springs – Silver Spring, MD Nov 02 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA Nov 03 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY Nov 04 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, Canada Nov 05 The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Upon meeting him, gangsta rapper isn’t the impression that most would get from buzzing Houston emcee, Maxo Kream, age 25. He has a surprisingly goofy and playful demeanor, often cracking self-aware jokes and displaying a smile with showcases either his gold grin or his trademark gap in the upper row of this teeth. But, make no mistake, Maxo’s backstory is a tale consisting of crime and death that would catch the attention of the most jaded followers of gangsta/trap rap.
Inspired by his college trip to SXSW and the fact that other street cliques throughout Houston such asFDAB (founded by late rapper T.O.Y, a childhood friend and Crip associate of Maxo) and MashMode(which has now resulted in the buzzing careers of Houston rap duo, The Sauce Twinz) were transitioning into music as a form of expression, Maxo and his younger cousin Lyndon (rap monikerLyndo C), jumped into music. Maxo Kream’s sophomore project, #Maxo187 garnered attention with its unrelenting lyricism and exceptional production. With big name features and unmatched confidence, Maxo intends to show that he can compete with any emcee in the game.
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