Maxo Kream Announces Punken Album, Releasing 1/12

The Houston Emcee Enlists Trippie Redd and 03 Greedo For New Project, Shares “Bussdown” Video


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

The Video:

Known for his hypnotic and witty rhyming style, Houston’s Maxo Kream inspires a cult following with his outsized personality and absorbing music. Returning with a new batch of grimy, addictive rap songs, Maxo announces Punken, his upcoming album. Featuring critically acclaimed singles such as the deeply personal “Grannies,” the banging, minimalist “Bussdown,” and the ethereal “5200,” Punken is an impressive, sonically diverse project. Building upon 2015’s debut Maxo 187 and 2016’s accomplished and self-aware The Persona Tape, Punken finds the young rapper on top of his game, flashing clever wordplay and expanding his beat selection to incorporate elements of grime, cloud rap, and electronic music. 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 MexikoDroPunken releases on January 12th.

To accompany the announcement of Punken, Maxoshares “Bussdown,” Maxo’s latest video, the Houston rapper assumes an unlikely role–fitness trainer. Whether he’s sparring with a lovely boxer, leading a yoga class, or eating pizza while his trainees twerk, Maxo radiates the charm and personality that wins him fans. Released over the holiday weekend, “Bussdown” currently features on Spotify’s Most Necessary and Get Turnt playlists, and he recently performed the track at Rap Caviar Houston, curated by Spotify. Produced by Wlderness, the insanely fun “Bussdown” will appear on Maxo’s upcoming project, releasing in 2018.

Though Maxo did not release a full project in 2017, he kept a high profile by releasing some of his best and most successful singles, such as “Mars,” his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, premiered on OVO Sound Radio,5200,” which spent a few weeks on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, and especially “Grannies,” an intensely personal track that has been streamed over 5M times on all platforms. Maxo plans to kick off 2018 in a big way with Punken, releasing January 12th.

Pre-order Punken

Watch “Bussdown”:

Listen to “Bussdown” (prod. by Wlderness): ||||

Punken tracklisting:

1. “Work”
2. “Grannies
3. “Capeesh” Feat. Trippie Redd
4. “Bussdown”
5. “Hobbies”
6. “Go” Feat. D. Flowers
7. “Beyonce (Interlude)”
8. “Astrodome, Pt. 2”
9.  “Love Drugs”
10. “Pop Another”
11. “Janky”
12. “Atw” Feat. 03 Greedo
13. “Roaches”
14. “5200”

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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 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 Kream’s sophomore project, #Maxo187 garnered attention with its unrelenting lyricism and exceptional production. With big name features and unmatched confidence, Maxo intends to show that he can compete with any emcee in the game.

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“Bussdown”: //

“Mars” ft. Lil Uzi Vert:

“5200”: ||

“Grannies”: // //

“Smoke Break”:

“Out The Front Door”:


Persona Tape on LiveMixtapes:

Persona Tape on SoundCloud:

“Big Worm”: //

“Spike Lee” ft. Playboi Carti and Rich the Kid:

#MAXO187 (Chopped Not Slopped by Slim K):

“Cell Boomin”: //


“End Zone”:


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