“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE
- No Love (feat. Lojii)
- In My Penny’s
- Crown Heights
“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork
“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex
Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.
“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.