The theme of “Still,” though, is right in the title. The line that follows the RCA mention is: “still selling dope, label like I need to chill.” Maxo’s strongest reaction to this new phase of his career has been his insistence that it wouldn’t change anything about him or his work. “Man, just everything I do is authentic,” he said. “I want [listeners] to know I’m still going to be me, I’m still going to be Maxo Kream. I might grow, and develop, and mature, but I’m not switching up.”
Maxo has developed a reputation for consistency and sturdiness. He’s a supple and silky storyteller, with a thick, booming voice that he nimbly contorts into entrancing internal rhymes. Even his hooks sound like verses. He looks to his hometown, his family, and the trauma they’ve endured for his lyrics.
In the past few months, Maxo has released a handful of truly excellent one-off songs — “Meet Again,” “Still,” the Megan Thee Stallion collab “She Live” — and announced that he’s signed on with RCA. Maxo named the new album after his Nigerian-born father — or, more specifically, he named the new album after the identity that his father used when he was engaging in criminal activities.
4.The Relays (feat. Travis Scott)
6.She Live (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
8.3Am (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
10.Murda Blocc (feat. A$AP Ferg)
11.Pray 2 the Dope
13.Brothers (feat. KCG Josh)
14.Dairy Ashford Bastard
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