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The Kream Clicc leader’s arrest raises more questions than answers.

Thursday night, Maxo Kream was set to have a proper homecoming. The Alief rapper had spent most of the past few weeks as part of Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition” tour. However, after getting off the stage last night in Houston, Maxo Kream was promptly arrested. According to Fort Bend County Sheriffs, Kream was arrested and booked on two counts of engaging in an organized criminal act.

If convicted, Kream faces anywhere from 15 to 99 years in prison per Texas statues.

The frightening aspect of Kream’s arrest is his bond. The rapper is booked at the Fort Bend County jail located in Richmond with bail on each count set at $100,000 (he’d only need pay 10% on each charge to be freed). It’s not Maxo’s first brush with the law since he rose to prominence four years ago. He’s been arrested and subsequently released on various petty charges. His Wiki page does him no favors either. However, the organized criminal act raises plenty of flags, especially considering how any potential court case will no doubt bring Maxo’s rap persona as evidence.

A Google search for Maxo brings up Guns as the second sub-headline. A scan of the rapper’s lyrics will no doubt be used against him in a court of law. Prosecutors have previously used rap lyrics in court cases to shape the narrative, a practice that had began as early as 1994. Whatever kind of case prosecution may have against the 26-year-old Houston rapper, they’re going to comb the Internet for it.

A Superstar On The Rise.

For anyone who knows Maxo Kream, the supernova effect of “Rigormortis” freestyle pretty much set his rise to stardom off. He was a bruising rapper, a nimble tough guy who exercised a gravely double-time to near perfection. What began as him merely rapping about sneakers and fashion with Retro Card in 2012 turned into a myriad of releases highlighting the gloomy and often chaotic side of current Alief. For every good story of a hard-working family attempting to make due, there was another tale. Maxo represented rapping about the shortcuts, the grimy, get it how you lived culture that permeates through much of Southwest Houston, Texas.

It mirrored that of Chief Keef as Maxo got the youth, high schoolers and those still dusting off graduation caps to buy into his product. Over the past four years, Kream has amassed what one would consider a social media army. They come out in droves, they quote his hyperactive trap anthems and follow him wherever he may be. Buying in not only to retro fashion but a hazy, ’90s kid lifestyle, Maxo capitalized on the belief that modern Houston rap can be anything. And to him, it’s a burpy, chaotic mass where rapping about anti-depressants and leaning towards the worst of things enabled him to become who he is.

Last night, Maxo had another one of those giant big but not quite superstar rap performances that is gifted to a burgeoning local act. Hours later, he and a wide number of associates found themselves behind bars in the county. Whatever the end result may be, it’s going to be a fight for Maxo. And here’s hoping his situation doesn’t follow the same path as Bobby Shmurda.

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