Maxo Kream

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Maxo Kream
Birth name Emekwanem Ibemakanam Ogugua Biosah Jr.
Also known as
  • Maxo
  • Trigga Maxo
Born (1990-03-29) March 29, 1990 (age 28)
Houston, Texas, United States
Origin Alief, Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Hip hop
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active -
  • TSO
  • Kream Clicc
Associated acts Fredo Santana, Playboi Carti

Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr. (born March 29, 1990), better known by his stage name Maxo Kream, is an American rapper and record producer from Houston, Texas. His debut album Punken was released in January 2018.

Early life[edit]

Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr. was born on March 29, 1990 in Houston, Texas and grew up in Alief, Texas, a middle class suburb of Southwest Houston, before moving to Fort Bend while in high school. He attended Kempner High School and Alief Hastings High School. His father is Nigerian and his mother is African American. While growing up, he became affiliated with the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips and was eventually imprisoned .[1]


Maxo Kream began rapping while still in high school, as part of the group Kream Clicc. In 2012, he started to gain popularity after releasing a remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Rigamortus" on YouTube.[2] His early mixtapes Retro Card and Quicc Strikes pushed him into the limelight, hitting over 85,000 hits on LiveMixtapes. In 2014, he supported Chief Keef on the Texas leg of his tour.

His 2015 mixtape #Maxo187 received attention from XXL Magazine and Pitchfork among others.[3][4] He followed it up in 2016 with The Persona Tape.

In 2018, he released his debut album Punken.

Legal issues[edit]

On October 22, 2016, Maxo Kream was arrested for engaging in an "organized crime" act and was held at Fort Bend County Jail in Richmond, TX.[5]



List of albums, with selected details
Title Album Details
  • Released: January 12, 2018
  • Label: Kream Clicc, TSO
  • Format: Digital download


List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details
Retro Card
Quicc Strikes
  • Released: September 30, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: March 5, 2015
  • Label: TSO Records
  • Format: Digital download
The Persona Tape
  • Released: June 29, 2016
  • Label: Kream Clicc, TSO
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Cell Boomin"
(featuring Father)
2015 #Maxo187
"Out the Door"
(featuring Key!)
The Persona Tape
"Grannies" 2017 Punken
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
(J Stash featuring Maxo Kream)[6]
2014 non-album single
(Playboi Carti featuring Da$H and Maxo Kream)[7]
(Yarbro the Dragon featuring Maxo Kream and Alief Biggie)[8]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Flex Hard" (Remix) 2014 YF, Katie Got Bandz I Am YF
"Mary and Mollly" 2015 Dice SoHo Icey Life
"7 Day Theory" Dash SkrewFace
"16 Speakers" Chuck Inglish, Caleb James, Fat Tony Everybody's Big Brother
"She Fuckin'" Les Steak x Shrimp 2
"Chopper" 2016 Fredo Santana, 808 Mafia Fredo Mafia
"Pull Up" 2017 Trae tha Truth Tha Truth, Pt. 3
"Hole In My Heart" AD Blue 89 C2


  1. ^ "Watching the Morph: Houston Rapper Maxo Kream and His Beautiful, Terrifying, and Amazing Video". Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Maxo Kream - Rigamortis (Official Video)". Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Break Presents: Maxo Kream - XXL".
  4. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (19 March 2015). "Maxo Kream" Maxo 187". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ Walker, Angus (22 October 2016). "Maxo Kream arrested for organized crime". Hotnewhiphop. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Flexin (feat. Maxo Kream) by J $tash on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Fetti - prod. ChrisFresh feat. Da$h & Maxo 808mafia".
  8. ^ "Super (feat. Maxo Kream & Alief Biggie) by Yarbro the Dragon on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 16, 2016.

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