Maxo Kream
Quiccstrikes


4.0
excellent

Review

by Mr. Lean Mug USER (112 Reviews)
December 6th, 2013 | 24 replies


Release Date: 09/30/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Purple City Burner

Maxo Kream- according to an interview I read- thinks Houston rap is dead. I mean Welcome 2 Texas Vol. 3 wasn't amazing, but all the same there's new Z-Ro raps to look forward to at the very least. Still I guess I believe this self-proclaimed sneakerhead (Kream stands for Kicks Rule Everything Around Me), because when I texted my friend who lives in Houston asking her about the city's rap scene she said "Oh, well, I saw Logic a few months ago!"

Scary.

Maxo, fortunately, has the answer with his sophomore mixtape Quiccstrikes. Houston is called Purple City due to the retarded amounts of lean it's residents drink. Fortunately there's not an overabundance of rapping about that on this tape- though the cover art with Maxo's beard dripping purple drank into a doublecup is pretty rad. There also isn't an overabundance of chopped and screwed vocals either, which makes the tape all the more accessible.

What there is on Quiccstrikes, however, is a choice selection of some of the best trap beats in the dirty south. On the lead single, "Lewinsky," Maxo barks "Fucka prosecutor and fuck the DA/Motherfucker the judge, I'll spray him with the maze/Fuck the bailiff, put the bullet in his face/And when I get court make sure you play this tape," over a lumbering giant of a bassline and a menacingly devilish guitar riff. "Whitney Houston" offers some of the most shout-a-longable lyrics ever uttered in rap as Maxo opens with

"Young ass niggas mobbin, screaming fuck the institution
Hella stupid, rob and shooting
If we meet it's execution
Flipping bitches like gymnastics, she gonna let me chop and screw it
Got that work for distributions
And this weed in Whitney Houston"


Maxo shows he can share the mic on "Mob Of Gods" and "Purple City Stars," two standout tracks featuring A$AP Ant and fellow Texas-native Le$ respectively. "Hamsterdam" serves up a hazy glimpse at life in the big city club scene. On "Quarterbaccs" Maxo spits "We don't call 'em quarter pounds/Bitch we call 'em quarterbaccs." This is a good insight into where he is as a businessman. He's in the stage where's he's reuppin' on quarter pounds. Not too shabby for someone so fresh on the comeup. With that said, Maxo Kream is the next great hope for Houston rap. Quiccstrikes is an improvement in every way on his debut tape, Retro Card, and is a near perfect balance between drugged-out trap and spacey cloud rap. Maxo Kream, in his own words, is "Transparent, seeing through these sell-outs like a Christmas clearance." Should be a good holiday for dude if this tape catches on.



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Hep Kat
December 5th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damb son whered ya finedis????

CaptainDooRight
December 5th 2013


29365 Comments


dam nig you's ona rhole

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Hep Kat
December 5th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

King Kat

CaptainDooRight
December 5th 2013


29365 Comments


King Kat > Kit Kat

Hep Kat
December 5th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

MMMM MMMMMMMM

BREAK ME OFF A PIECE O DAT

CaptainDooRight
December 5th 2013


29365 Comments


scary [2]

oltnabrick
December 5th 2013


30904 Comments


This was pretty good.

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Hep Kat
December 5th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YOUNG ASS NIGGAZ MOBBIN SCREAMIN FUCK THA INSTITUTION

CaptainDooRight
December 5th 2013


29365 Comments


is it no longer good oltna

oltnabrick
December 5th 2013


30904 Comments


was, as in it was good when I listened to it that one time

CaptainDooRight
December 5th 2013


29365 Comments


ah


Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2013


3452 Comments


whoa this is like the best review you've written in ages

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2013


10209 Comments


nice work hep

Hep Kat
December 5th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

aw shucks guys dont butter me up i am overall the jeremiah trotter of reviewing

MalleusMaleficarum
December 6th 2013


14344 Comments


..retired??

Hep Kat
December 6th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty decent, capable of piecing together great things, but altogether nahsogood

Tupik
December 9th 2013


672 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

OK I'm 3 songs in and this is THE SHIT. Goddamn I can't get enough of everything DJ Screw & Triple 6 influenced.

Tupik
December 9th 2013


672 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Aww yeah they used the Crucifix beat !! This is too good

Hep Kat
December 9th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

glad you like it mane

LambsBread
December 23rd 2013


3459 Comments


good review, doesnt sound like I'd like this, what do you think?

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