Although Maxo Kream seemingly has “The Weight Of The World” on his shoulders, it’s only strengthened his case to emerge as the superstar he’s always been destined to be.
Releasing his highly-anticipated project Monday (Oct. 18) Kream’s second studio album, Kream touts big-name features in Don Toliver, Freddie Gibbs, Tyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky. Bringing in production from Hit-Boy, Monte Booker, Smino, DJ Dahi, Cardo and a handful of others, Kream dedicated his latest effort to his late-brother who passed away early last year.
Weight Of The World out now I put my all into this album and then sum. RIP To my brother https://t.co/V8gulWwYrW— Maxo Kream (@MAXOKREAM) October 18, 2021
The 16-track mosaic features Kream at the top of his game. Refined, poised and potent with his pen, TWOTW’s underlying themes of loss, love, handling adversity and becoming your truest self all aid the Houston-based rapper in surpassing expectations — showcasing why he’s always been here to stay. With the world watching, Kream puts together stellar performances, immersive storytelling and ultimately, a project that is worth revisiting time and time again.
Listen to Maxo Kream’s ‘The Weight Of The World’ below!
Maxo Kream drops ‘GREENER KNOTS’ ahead of upcoming album ‘The Weight Of The World’
Announcing Weight Of The World‘s release date Tuesday (Oct. 12), Maxo Kream decided to give fans a little taste of what’s to come — dropping another single off his album in “GREENER KNOTS.” The devilish, flamenco guitar-sampled beat allows Kream to flow effortlessly over the track’s 2:20 run-time.
With an immersively smooth instrumental courtesy of BET Producer of the Year Hit-Boy, Kream’s voice is equally as sultry — spitting fast-paced rhymes about how “he’s seen a lot” and “dreamed a lot,” discussing his upbringing, his ever-evolving grind and succeeding despite the setbacks he’s faced over the course of his career.
First time I seen The Lox
Started gettin’ high, homicides, drive-by, ex demons
Lemon squeeze, red beams and Glocks
Seen a nigga die, shot him right in the eye
Put a nigga in the sky, made his breathing stop
Spin the block for the chop, ain’t even stop
Can’t ring your shots
That’s the very first day that I ever seen me an oppMaxo Kream — “GREENER KNOTS”
TYLER, THE CREATOR, MONALEO, ASAP ROCKY, FREDDIE GIBBS, DON TOLIVER— Maxo Kream (@MAXOKREAM) October 15, 2021
MONTE BOOKER, reggie, HIT-BOY, GROOVE,WOLFE,OSCAR, PHOELIX, SMINO, CARDO, DAHI, TYLER, DOM, KAL BANX,TEEJ, D PHELPS,TIM SUBY— Maxo Kream (@MAXOKREAM) October 17, 2021
As we’re just under a week away from Kream’s grand return to the limelight, expect more fireworks from the Houston emcee once The Weight Of The World unloads on Oct. 18
Listen to “GREENER KNOTS” by Maxo Kream below!
Maxo Kream’s ‘Weight Of The World’ to release Oct. 18
After a hilarious text exchange between Tyler, The Creator and Maxo Kream last month, it appeared that both artists had a little more in store than just a few comedic jabs.
Releasing his upcoming album’s lead single “BIG PERSONA” on Sept. 7, the Houston-based rapper and The Creator’s chemistry is undeniably enjoyable leading into Weight Of The World’s rollout.
While Kream announced Tuesday that his long-awaited project is set to release Oct. 18, its lead single carries more weight than advertised — as “PERSONA” is the name of Maxo’s streetwear brand, acting as a homage to his late-brother who passed away last year.
The track — produced by Tyler himself — and the accompanying visual sees Wolf Haley in front of gleaming Rolls-Royce, rapping about spending bags on a “summer house” and flexing his Grammy win for his 2019 modern classic IGOR.
Kream finds his pocket to flex as well — also rapping about moving his “mom out the hood” and hanging out by the lake throughout the track’s 2:12 minute run-time.
We ain’t good, bitch, we doin’ great
Big ass mansion, new estate
Friendly neighbors, pearly gates
Sippin’ Arnold Palmers with my momma chillin’ by the lake.Maxo Kream — “BIG PERSONA”
I lost so much that I can never get bacc but I’m still here ten toes down new album coming on 10/18 pic.twitter.com/4xjgcj4viY— Maxo Kream (@MAXOKREAM) October 11, 2021
In an interview with Complex in August, Kream touched on his brother’s death and the album, saying: “It didn’t affect my creativity. You got to take everything day-to-day. Just making sure it’s the right project, but then don’t take too long. You don’t know when something like COVID is going to break out or what. Over time, I grew more as a person. Each album, I grow.”
While Kream’s overarching impact and “in-your-face” style has lifted the Texas native to new heights, his 2019 project Brandon Banks is a glimpse into the star power he possesses. Co-signed by Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q and A$AP Ferg, Kream’s collaboration with Tyler seems to make perfect sense to start his Weight Of The World era.
Meanwhile, Tyler is fresh off his most successful commercial release with his Gangsta Grillz-inspired blockbuster album, Call Me If You Get Lost. His creativity and attention to detail within his rejuvenated love for rapping has been awe-inspiring to witness this year. With deep-bedded punchlines and bars that stretch the minds of listeners, we’re living in an era where Tyler, The Creator has the world in the palm of his hand — and rightfully so.
Listen to “BIG PERSONA” by Maxo Kream and Tyler, The Creator below!