Maxo Kream Announces Nationwide Punken Tour Starting March 21

The Houston Phenom Will Hit 21 Stops With Opening Act Cuz Lightyear, Following the January Release of Acclaimed Punken Album


Critical Praise for Maxo Kream:

“Over the last couple years, Maxo Kream has established himself as one of Houston’s most exciting young rappers by way of being one of Houston’s least traditionally minded artists.” – Noisey

“A sinister and visceral portrait of Houston street life.” – Pitchfork

The Project:

In January, Maxo Kream delivered his stunning debut independent album, Punken, which Pitchfork praised as “full of unsparing storytelling, pusher anthems, and a dynamic array of trap production over which Maxo delivers some of his most effective writing.” Today, the Houston emcee is announcing the nationwide Punken Tour, kicking off on March 21st in San Francisco with a total of 21 stops supported by Cuz Lightyear. Tickets will be available on Maxo Kream’s website starting Friday, February 9th.

Titled after one of Maxo Kream’s childhood nicknames, Punken takes a deep and revealing look into the rapper’s past, with Maxo mastering his storytelling ability and hypnotic flows atop forward-thinking production. Featuring appearances from Trippie Redd, 03 Greedo, D. Flowers, and with production from The Wlderness, Beatboy, Sonny Digital, Ethereal, Honorable C Note, $uicideboy$, Tommy Kruise, Wolfe De Mchls, Teddy Walton, and MexikoDroPunken builds upon 2015’s Maxo 187 and 2016’s The Persona Tape with emotionally and sonically diverse tracks sitting side-by-side with insane drug-dealing bangers.

Maxo Kream broke out in 2015 with the haunting street epic Maxo 187earning critical praise and winning a cult following. He turned even more heads in 2016 with Persona Tapehis second full-length which featured Paul WallPlayboi CartiKey! and Rich the Kid. In 2017, Maxo released some of his best and most successful singles, including the OVO Sound Radio-premiered, Lil Uzi Vert-featuring “Mars,” and 5200,” which spent a few weeks on Spotify’s Most Necessary. Maxo also impressed on the live circuit last year, performing at Rolling Loud Bay Area and starring in Spotify’s Rap Caviar Houston live showcase. With Punken, Maxo solidifies his street credentials and cements himself as an important emcee for the present and future.

Buy Tickets to the Punken Tour, on sale Friday 2/9:

Listen to Punken || ||

Punken Tour Dates:

3/21 – San Francisco, CA
3/23 – Santa Ana, CA
3/24 – West Hollywood, CA
3/26 – Scottsdale, AZ
3/28 – Houston, TX
3/30 – Austin, TX
3/31 – San Antonio, TX
4/3 – New Orleans, LA
4/5 – Atlanta, GA
4/6 – Charlotte, NC
4/7 – Greensboro, NC
4/10 – Baltimore, MD
4/11 – Washington, DC
4/12 – New York, NY
4/13 – Philadelphia, PA
4/15 – Boston, MA
4/17 – Pittsburgh, PA
4/18 – Cleveland, OH
4/23 – Minneapolis, MN
4/26 – Denver, CO
4/28 – El Paso, TX

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with Maxo Kream.

Maxo Kream Background:

Upon meeting him, gangsta rapper isn’t the impression that most would get from buzzing Houston emcee, Maxo Kream, age 27. He has a surprisingly goofy and playful demeanor, often cracking self-aware jokes and displaying a smile which 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 as FDAB (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 moniker Lyndo 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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Buy Tickets to the Punken Tour, on sale Friday 2/9:

Punken // ||

“Bussdown”: //

“Mars” ft. Lil Uzi Vert:

“5200”: ||

“Grannies”: // //

“Smoke Break”:

“Out The Front Door”:


Persona Tape on LiveMixtapes:

Persona Tape on SoundCloud:

“Big Worm”: //

“Spike Lee” ft. Playboi Carti and Rich the Kid:

#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K):

“Cell Boomin”: //


“End Zone”:


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