MP3: Maxo Kream ft. Key! – “Out the Door” (Prod. by Wolfe De Mchls)
The Houston and Atlanta Rappers Team Up for a Drug Dealer’s Anthem, Debuted by Complex
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
Houston motormouth Maxo Kream made splashes earlier this year with his MAXO 187 project, and now he’s back with a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Key!, “Out the Door.” Produced by Wolfe De Mchls, “Out the Door” is exactly as it sounds – Maxo boasts about selling drugs, all you have to do is ring his doorbell. “I made the song just being tired of roachin’ ass niggas in my trap spot, the ones that try to smoke all your shit before they go home and smoke their shit,” Maxo Kream explained to Complex, adding that the session was done on drugs in an L.A. studio. The Houston-bred Crip-turned-rapper goes “from a one to a metric ton” before he passes the baton to Key! for the song’s second verse.
Maxo Kream previously released the ELEVATOR Mag-premiered video for “Issues,” a bonus cut from Maxo 187, which Complex named One of the Best Albums of 2015. The video followed another collab with Fredo Santana, “Big Homies,” a loose single that the duo released over summer. Released in March, Maxo Kream’s Maxo 187 also includes features from Joey Bada$$, Lamb$, The Sauce Twinz, Father, and LE$. “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. “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 Maxo 187. “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.”
Listen to “Out the Door”: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/out-the-door/
Check out the Complex premiere: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/12/maxo-kream-new-song-premiere-out-the-door-feat-key
Listen to and download Maxo 187: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/31947/maxo-kream-maxo-187.html
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.
“Out the Door”: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/out-the-door/
#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K): http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/34024/maxo-kream-maxo-187.html
“End Zone”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGtCyxywwsA
“Trigga Maxo”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW28GbO9q5k
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/maxo-kream