Single: Maxo Kream – “Meet Again” (Prod. by Teej and Mike Dean)
The Houston Emcee Finds Himself in a Reflective Mood Over a Heartfelt Soul-Sampling Instrumental in His First New Single Since the Acclaimed Punken LP
“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
“(Punken) is 44 minutes of some of the best storytelling you’re liable to find this year, broken up into mesmerizing syllabic arrangements.” – The Ringer
A visceral and enthralling rap storyteller, Maxo Kream spent 2018 making the case that he’s Houston’s best emcee. Directly addressing a close friend serving a lengthy sentence in prison, Maxo shares “Meet Again,” a soulful and introspective new single. Foregoing the dark and futuristic production for which he’s known, “Meet Again” has a bright and nostalgic instrumental, reminiscent of fellow Houstonian Scarface’s work with Kanye West, providing a sentimental backdrop for Maxo’s reflective second-person bars,: “I dropped 40 on a lawyer, tryna reduce your sentence/He better than that court-appointed, he gon’ fight to appeal it/But you better stop trippin’, I heard they caught you with a phone/And they threw you in the hole, you prob’ly wonderin’ how I know.” Produced by Teej and Mike Dean, “Meet Again” is Maxo’s first new single since the release of Punken, Maxo’s critically acclaimed new album, and is his latest video since the creative clip for “Roaches” (2.6 million YouTube views).
Kicking off a 2018 that found Maxo landing his single “Bussdown” on the NBA Live 2019 soundtrack and performing at a prime slot at Rolling Loud Miami, 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. Titled after one of Maxo Kream’s childhood nicknames, Punken 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. Featuring appearances from Trippie Redd, 03 Greedo, and D. Flowers, and with production from The Wlderness, Beatboy, Sonny Digital, Ethereal, Honorable C Note, $uicideboy$, Tommy Kruise, Wolfe De Mchls, Teddy Walton, and MexikoDro, the album earned massive critical acclaim, earning “Best Of 2018” honors from Noisey, The AV Club, FACT Mag, and DJ Booth, among others. In their glowing review of the album, Pitchfork praised the album as “full of unsparing storytelling, pusher anthems, and a dynamic array of trap production over which Maxo delivers some of his most effective writing.” Stay tuned for more great music from Maxo Kream in 2019, sure to be the 27-year-old rapper’s biggest year yet.
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’s latest album, 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, and D. Flowers, and with production from The Wlderness, Beatboy, Sonny Digital, Ethereal, Honorable C Note, $uicideboy$, Tommy Kruise, Wolfe De Mchls, Teddy Walton, and MexikoDro, Punken 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.
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/maxo-kream
“Meet Again”: https://youtu.be/Krc3HGVvxsc
“Pop Another”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGh0op5Bo1E
“Go” ft. D. Flowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOT5pvE_ep8
“Bussdown” (prod. by Wlderness): https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/bussdown || https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bussdown-single/1309216336|| https://open.spotify.com/track/37ddfWZT6PtJpyKBm6TJy6
“Mars” ft. Lil Uzi Vert: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/mars