Maxo Kream has been one of the more underrated new emcees, missing the XXL Freshman class despite a strong, vocal fanbase clamoring for his inclusion (albeit in vain.) The Texas-born emcee remains one of the most dynamic spitters on the come-up, and while his big releases have been somewhat limited to the reflective banger "Grannies" along with a few loosies, fans have not given up hope that Maxo would be coming through with a new, full length project. Today, the hope was given a little bit more credence with the arrival of new single "5200."
While Maxo is capable of delivering some scathing, crude bars on occasion, the rapper can also pen some deep, personal prose when he wants to. Often, Southern emcees have some of the most interesting stories, and Maxo's come-up is no exception to the rule. With his baritone drawl, Maxo pens a solid narrative detailing his fiscal prowess - and while there may be six million ways to die, in Maxo's experience there are 5200 different ways of turning a profit.
Over a banging beat from Beatboy, Maxo delivers a whirlwind flow, especially in the track's closing verse. "Hurricane, sherm-heads call me femur, water like Katrina, sellin' sneakers," raps Maxo, animatedly weaving the words together with amusing enunciation. If you like this joint and want to discover some more Maxo music, it wouldn't hurt to check out his early tape "MAXO 187," which still goes in over two years later. If you're looking for a newer take, his appearance on the Beatking & Sauce Walka assisted "Fire" is one of the years most underrated bangers - trust me, don't sleep on it.
My first job was in the kitchen, I was washin' dishes
Robbin' n*ggas, juggin' bitches, I made it out the trenches
Nowadays I work my work, you should really thank me
Used to take your work and smirk, I was hella janky