MP3: Maxo Kream – #MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K)

Premiered by Mass Appeal, Slim K From Houston Legend OG Ron C’s Chopstars Crew Remixes the 23-Year-Old Rapper’s Acclaimed Release 


Critical Praise for Maxo Kream:

“This new Maxo Kream project might be one of the best things 2015 currently has to offer.” – HYPETRAK

“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 Mixtape:

Houston rapper Maxo Kream just wrapped up a U.S. tour with Joey Fatts, which he followed with several Texas dates alongside Father last week. While he was busy on the road, Slim K from the Houston legend OG Ron C‘s Chopstars crew put his Chopped Not Slopped touch on Maxo’s #MAXO187, which released in March. The Chopped Not Slopped project premiered via Mass Appeal, who said “the Chopstar crew always manages to add unique blends over slowed versions of tracks, manipulating them in unimaginable ways, and this project is no different.”

“I personally love the dark street vibe that [Maxo Kream] brings to the current generation of rap out of the city,” Slim K explained to Mass Appeal. “The majority of people are still rapping about the high life or cars, clothes, and hoes, so it’s good that he came along to give balance to the force to show the world what’s going on in Alief aka the SWAT… It’s my job and my bros the Chopstars’ job to help shine the light on the scene out here more, so be on the look out for many more Texas artists hosted by myself and the rest of the Chopstars coming soon.”

Maxo Kream was one of the breakout stars of this year’s SXSW, linking with Awful Records rapper/producer Father for performances and A$AP Rocky, who’s been a long-time supporter. #MAXO187 includes features from Joey Bada$$, Lamb$, The Sauce Twinz, Father, LE$, and Fredo Santana. “The record is a sinister and visceral portrait of Houston street life,” said Pitchfork in their review, while Passion of the Weiss named it their Album of the Month in March. “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,” stated Noisey in their premiere of #MAXO187. “This tape is a perfect encapsulation of the sound of hip-hop’s rapid synthesis of styles in the Internet era and the way the genre’s new underground heroes are bridging aesthetic and regional gaps,” Noisey said, adding, “more importantly, it is also fucking cool.”

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Maxo Kream Background:

Upon meeting him, gangsta rapper isn’t the impression that most would get from buzzing Houston emcee, Maxo Kream, age 23. 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 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. Now, front and center is Maxo Kream’s sophomore project, #Maxo187. With big name features and outstanding production, Maxo intends to show that he can compete with any emcee in the game.


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#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K):

“Cell Boomin”: //


“End Zone”:


“Trigga Maxo”:

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