Following a brief hiatus, Maxo Kream has returned with his major label sophomore album Weight of the World.
The follow-up to 2019’s Brandon Banks, the project is more intensely personal than its predecessor as Maxo opens up on the highs and lows of a life without his late brother Mmadu “Money Du” Biosah, who was gunned down in 2019.
“So when my brother died, probably like three days after, I hopped right back in the studio,” Maxo explained to Apple Music 1’s Ebro Darden. “Not on no super rushing shit, but just tryna catch my vibe. Because he always told me, ‘Never stop this music shit.’ He always told me to keep going, so I was like, I gotta turn it up for bro.”
“Between the pandemic, the birth of my daughter, and the death of my brother, it gave me something to rap about. It gave me another story,” Maxo continued. “I’m a big storyteller, and sometimes it might take me a year and a half, two years, ‘cause I gotta go through s**t, I gotta live life, so I can come back and give y’all folks my goddamn experience. The second day after my brother died, I was in the studio. I feel like I had to get this s**t off. I don’t do internet, I don’t got no diary, so the closest thing I got to vent, or like for therapy is the booth.”
A 16-song effort, Weight… is led by the singles “Local Joker,” “Big Persona,” and “Greener Knots.” The likes of Monaleo, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Don Toliver, and more are feature throughout.
Stream Weight Of The World in its entirety, below.