Today, Maxo Kream releases his new album Brandon Banks via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. The album, which is his major label debut under his newly inked deal, includes features from Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, KCG Josh and fellow Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion who appears on the previously released track, “She Live.” Click HERE to listen.
The culmination of a journey from struggle to triumph, Brandon Banks brings listeners back into the world of Maxo Kream–a world that contrasts the grim realities of poverty with the luxurious life of a successful rapper. Born Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr., Maxo grew up idolizing his father who spent much of Maxo’s youth in-and-out of prison–in his illegal enterprise, his father used the alias Brandon Banks. The album finds Maxo grappling with his newfound fame–as a budding star, Maxo has no need to return to his previous life, but he is still very attached to friends and family in the street, who he is not quite able to lift out of their circumstances. Also included on the album are skits and adlibs from Maxo’s father himself, empowering words of wisdom to his son.
Though it’s heavily informed by Maxo’s past, as depicted in his previous albums Maxo 187 and Punken, which earned “Best Of 2018” honors from Noisey, The AV Club, FACT Mag, and DJ Booth, and others, Brandon Banks is an album firmly rooted in the present, with appearances from some of the biggest names in rap. The album is led by recent singles, including “Meet Again,” listed by Esquire, Billboard, and Vulture as one of 2019’s best songs so far and boasts a video directed by Shomi Patwary. The album also includes “Still” and “She Live,” featuring fellow Houston emcee Megan Thee Stallion.
In support of the album, Maxo will also embark on his “Brandon Banks” headlining North American fall tour. Kicking off on October 16th in New Orleans, the tour will hit major markets across the US including Atlanta, New York, Chicago and San Francisco before wrapping in El Paso, TX on November 17th. The tour, which was first announced on Wednesday, will feature direct support from Q Da Fool. Tickets are available to purchase now. For more information and to purchase tickets please click HERE.