One of KDUP’s DJs, Taylor Jacobson, won tickets and an interview with one of her favorite artists, Maxo Kream, thanks to Sony Music.
Walking onto Maxo Kream’s tour bus was one of the most intimidating experiences ever; Maxo Kream exudes OG vibes, not only in his presence but in his music as well. Even though Brandon Banks, Maxo Kream’s second studio album, was released this year, 2019–it sounds like a classic straight from OG rappers, like Notorious B.I.G or Nas. Along with an OG vibe, Maxo plays with trap too; with “Drizzy Draco” and “Fetti” being some of his favorite songs to perform. He enjoys getting the crowd hyped; and he’s good at what he does–when I got home from the concert my friend asked me, “if it was raining outside,” but I was just sweaty from going so hard at the show. Even though I was intimidated at first–Maxo Kream made me feel welcome really early on and he’s a fun dude; when I asked him if “Fetti” would ever be available on Spotify, he shot back, “Ask Playboi Carti.” Throughout the rest of the interview, he kept it fun and real–which is who Maxo Kream is, as an artist and person.
What is your favorite song to perform?
“I like ‘Drizzy Draco,’ ‘Fetti,’ ‘Relays,’ ‘Roaches’–I got a lot of them.”
What is your favorite song off your album Brandon Banks?
“”Brenda,” for the storytelling. “Drizzy Draco” because that’s Maxo–four minutes in the studio, I’m off Adderall; I’m just gonna be me, you know.”
Who was your favorite person to work with on the album?
“HOV, he didn’t work on the album but he helped rearrange it–told me to put “Meet Again” as the first song.”
When you’re making a song, would you say you write more or is it more freestyling?
“I didn’t write this tape, I didn’t write at all. I finally had enough studio time because I signed my deal–before I signed my deal, I was like one foot in one foot out so I never wrote stuff at the studio; I’d write at the crib when I was done trappin’ but now that I’m not trappin’, I’m in the studio [working].”
I saw you were at Astrofest, can you elaborate on the experience?
“It was good, it was fun. Also, Travis Scott I need my shoes back, you motherf*cker. It was good though, it was live. A good look for Houston, reminded me a lot of Astroworld–Astroworld was like Six Flags, but we don’t have it anymore, because of [people] on the Northside got beef with the Southside and f*cked it up.”
I saw you were at the Dreamville sessions for Revenge of the Dreamers III, can you talk about that experience and would you ever do something like that again?
“See, actually, there were too many [people]–a lot going on and I didn’t even record any sessions. Me and Cole had a song, that verse was gonna be with JID–but Cole ended up grabbing it and f*cking with it so *Maxo shrugged*. But Cole came to a couple sessions for the album [Brandon Banks] and didn’t end up hopping on anything–but we talked and conversed, shoutout to Cole.”
I saw you’re working on a new project, can you tell me anything about it?
“See, I’ll tell you about it–it’s gonna be new and I can’t tell you sh*t. Just know it’s gonna be a whole new persona: tape two.”