Just yesterday (Oct. 29), Maxo Kream unveiled his third studio LP WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, which contains 16 tracks and additional features from Tyler, The Creator, Monaleo, A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, and Don Toliver. The project was led by the singles “LOCAL JOKER,” “BIG PERSONA,” and “GREENER KNOTS.” Today (Oct. 19), he keeps the momentum rolling by sharing the official visual for the project’s intro track “CRIPSTIAN.” The opening scene shows a man being rushed into an ambulance, followed by a drive into a peaceful countryside shows the dichotomy of the two lifestyles as Kream rides the Dominic Maker and Teej-produced beat:
Before I spend my life in jail, I’ll rather die and burn in hell, carried by 6 before I’m judged by 12/ Pray at night, ‘Like Father God, is there a heaven for a G,’ Jesus Christ could walk on water, I’ma Crip walk on the sea, dodgin’, dealin’, makin’ bills, ain’t fuck with 12 at age 11, makin’ sales with digit skills/
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD follows Maxo’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Brandon Banks, which was released in 2019 and saw contributions from A$AP Ferg, KCG Josh, ScHoolboy Q, Megan Thee Stallion, and Travis Scott. His official debut, Punken, made landfall a year prior.
In an interview about the album that also dropped today, Maxo Kream shared some important words about mental health. “Shit, it’s a marathon, not a race. Go on my time. We move when we move. It was people dropping during the pandemic, but it just wasn’t my time. I had to get my structure right — but we noticed on top of that, my music is very therapeutic. So with it being Mental Health Day, that fight is very important, because it gets overlooked especially with Black men.”
Be sure to press play on Maxo Kream’s brand new music video for “CRIPSTIAN” down below.