I don’t think you can openly quote “Saving All My Love” in Alief, Texas. You can however, reference the woman wo sang that song and watch varying emotions change. We know Whitney Houston was almost like a distant family member everybody just adopted thanks to her voice and classics – but Maxo Kream of the Kream Clicc just added her to his long list of euphemisms about rapping and being a general terror on the Southwest side of Houston.

Thank Pimp C for making a metaphor out of her drug habit.

Here’s a few fun Maxo facts:

– Maxo, while appearing like a heartwarming kid is more like a tightly wound ball of fury. He’s not overly tall but can flash a gold grin that gives off a glare of either welcomed praise or disproval. If KAB Tha Don is menacing upon initial glance due to his girth and refrigerator size, Maxo is quiet and pensive, only willing to strike when necessary. His raps feel this way too.

– His “Rigamorti$” video went viral in late 2011 and blossomed in 2012 rolling Kendrick Lamar’s cadence and apt flow into his own, conversational and authoritative.

– In the documentary “The West” shot and directed by Damilare (yes, THAT Damilare), he’s backed by his Kream Clicc family and in one scene is listing off all of his guns as if he would a retro pair of sneakers. It’s chilling yet personable. You get why Maxo might have that much firepower given the nature of the SWAT but you also get his ambitions to get far far away from there.

– There’s a video for “Whitney Houston”, his latest single from his upcoming Quiccstrikes mixtape shot directly on Spice Lane, one of the SWAT’s more notorious streets. He flips punchlines and metaphors regarding Carlos Boozer, being better at rapping than a plum sum of folks and happens to have Killa Kyleon standing in the background like the world’s most imposing boyguard who is also a rap version of The Hulk.

– He may or may not be one of the best rappers from the area that constantly gets overlooked because there’s a plethora of rappers who kind of run in the same lane of fashion, tightly spaced weed raps and street bravado. Start with 2011’s Retro Card</em> for better understanding of this.

– Watch “Whitney Houston” below, where rap’s longstanding camera shot of your crew whether they be bangers or not having fun because they know that light is on remains true to form.

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