Video: Maxo Kream – “Shop”
With an EP On the Way, the Houston Rapper Releases Menacing Video Single, Debuted by WorldStarHipHop
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 is a force to be reckoned with. Posted up outside the traphouse and welcoming new clientele in video single “Shop,” which debuts via WorldStarHipHop, the Crip-turned-rapper is gearing up for in EP release in the first quarter of 2016. “I’m wrappin’ trees like Christmas,” Maxo Kream boasts on the song’s chorus, adding “we got half P’s, we got QP’s, I ain’t selling nothin’ less than a quarter.” “Shop” follows “Out the Door,” a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Key! that premiered last week on Complex, who noted that “both of these guys are in for a big 2016.”
Predicted to have a big 2016, it will come after what’s been a breakthrough 2015 for Maxo Kream. In March he earned high critical praise for his biggest release to day, the MAXO 187 project, which featured an impressive roster including Joey Bada$$, Lamb$, Sauce Twinz, Father, Fredo Santana, and LE$. “The record is a sinister and visceral portrait of Houston street life,” said Pitchfork in their review of Maxo 187, while Noisey added “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.” Additionally in 2015, Maxo Kream co-headlined tours with Da$h, Father, and Joey Fatts.
Watch “Shop”: https://youtu.be/QukraiD1VtY
Check out the WorldStarHipHop premiere: http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhj1mHI07iVe3je8JS
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