Video: Maxo Kream – “Pop Another”
The Red-Hot Houston Emcee Drops a Pill-Poppers’ Paean From Critically Acclaimed Album Punken
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
Known for his hypnotic, dark, and witty rhyming style, Houston’s Maxo Kream inspires a cult following with his outsized personality and absorbing music. Riding an ethereal instrumental with a stuttering rhythm section, Maxo gets druggy with “Pop Another,” the latest single from critically lauded album Punken. The song finds Maxo at his most lyrical and descriptive, weaving internal rhyme and metaphors for his success, contrasting the opulence of his life with his grimy drug habits: “Everybody know what I do with a package/trappin’ like a heathen I’m a vegan with the cabbage/Hit it on the shake, I put the Caesar on the salad/Young Anne Frank Imma hide it in the attic.” The visuals complement the complex wordplay with equally heady overlays of scrapbook illustrations of Maxo and deluges of pills.
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, 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. 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.”
Watch “Pop Another”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGh0op5Bo1E
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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 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 asFDAB (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.
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“Pop Another”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGh0op5Bo1E
“Go” ft. D. Flowers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOT5pvE_ep8
Punken: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/punken/1327576441 // https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/sets/punken || https://open.spotify.com/album/1DQGBofK4pgOylFMRRy7dB
“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
“Grannies”: https://youtu.be/0p4S9P1DFrE // https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/grannies/s-0DWkP // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grannies-single/id1198308266
“Smoke Break”: https://youtu.be/TGlRtHg1cyg
“Out The Front Door”: https://youtu.be/CKaIVwXhwig
Persona Tape on LiveMixtapes: http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/39867/maxo-kream-the-persona-tape.html
Persona Tape on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/sets/persona-tape
“Big Worm”: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/big-worm // https://youtu.be/7Cus2UvzlvU
“Spike Lee” ft. Playboi Carti and Rich the Kid: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/spike-lee-ft-playboi-carti-rich-the-kid-prod-chuck-inglish/
#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K): http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/34024/maxo-kream-maxo-187.html
“Cell Boomin”: https://soundcloud.com/maxo-kream/cell-boomin-ft-father // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feFKeFMUS60
“End Zone”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGtCyxywwsA