Video: Maxo Kream – “1998” ft. Joey Bada$$

The Houston Emcee Joins the Pro Era Leader in Bed-Stuy For a Stoop Party in the Gritty New Video 


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 Video:

Houston and Brooklyn connect in Maxo Kream‘s nostalgic new video for “1998,” featuring Joey Bada$$, filmed in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, premiered today by WorldStarHipHop. Filmed in the grainy style of ’90s home movies, the video finds the artist Passion of the Weiss called “Houston’s savior” and the Pro Era general echoing Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, chilling on the porch with a boombox and a blunt. “1998” is a highlight from Maxo’s acclaimed 2015 project #Maxo187, which debuted via Noisey and was labeled by Pitchfork as “a sinister and visceral portrait of Houston street life.”

Last month, Maxo Kream tore up his home state of Texas with several high profile shows at SXSW. Following the festival, Maxo synthesized the sounds of Southwest Houston with the sound of South London on the Grime-tinged single “Big Worm,” premiered by The FADER, earning praises from Grime vet Skepta and racking up nearly 300K plays on Soundcloud. “Big Worm” followed the late 2015 releases “Shop” and “Out the Door,” the latter being a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Key! that premiered on Complex, who noted that “both of these guys are in for a big 2016.”

Watch “1998”:

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Stream #Maxo187:

Listen to and download Maxo 187:

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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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“Big Worm”:


“Out the Door”:


#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K):

“Cell Boomin”: //


“End Zone”:


“Trigga Maxo”:

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