Skin sheds to reveal a version of me yet seen. Trials, tribulations, realizations. Everything contributed to the human. An attempt to not become my reactions. An attempt to retract to my purest form. Who is Maxo ? When nothing else matters? Love sharing the same coin as hate. Can’t go backwards. Embracing what’s to come. New blessings. Can’t keep extending myself for what does not love me, for me. No more superficial friendships or conversations. Getting rid of everything just to see what’s genuinely here for me.  – Debbie’s Son

Just seven months after releasing his sophomore album Even God Has A Sense Of Humor, Maxo returns to announce a new album and North American tour. Debbie’s Son will arrive later this month on September 28th via Maxo’s own SMILEFORME label.

Coinciding with the announcement, the Southern California born-and-raised artist shares a preview of the forthcoming album with the release of “PlayDis!” featuring Detroit’s own Zelooperz. The single arrives with a visual directed by Cleon Arrey & Max Allen and shot in Detroit and Los Angeles. Additionally, Maxo shares that starting November 11th, he will embark on his North American tour, “A Friend Of Mine,” featuring guest performer Sideshow with stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Montreal, Portland, San Francisco and more. Tickets will be available for purchase via this Friday, September 15th.

Debbie’s Son features production from lastnamedavid, The Alchemist, Henry Was, Beat Butcha, Alexander Spit, Ahwlee, and more with Zelooperz as the sole featured vocalist. The new album finds Maxo continuing down the path of exploration that initially began to manifest during the creation process of Even God Has A Sense Of Humor. After taking more than 4 years between the releases of his debut Lil Big Man and his aforementioned sophomore album, Maxo is harnessing a liberating new burst of creativity, urgency, and spontaneity with Debbie’s Son

Maxo’s “A Friend of Mine tour will see him trek across North America following his performance at this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles in November and ending back in LA with a hometown show on December 15th.

Praise for Even God Has A Sense Of Humor:

“Thoughtful, dense in quality, and sprinkled with heavy one liners about the 27-year-old’s perspective on life, creativity, and legacy.”BRICK Magazine

“really sounds like he’s coming into his own on this one” Brooklyn Vegan

“The blend of jazz, buttery sample-based production, and sandy atmospheric pieces underscoring the project give it a defiant glow, like a bronze statue still standing after an intense tornado.” The FADER

“Socially conscious and artistically daring, Maxo creates some magical moments on Even God Has a Sense of Humor.HipHopDX

“Whether blessed or in mourning, there isn’t a single moment on Even God Has a Sense of Humor that doesn’t feel like a matter of life and death.”  Pitchfork 

Upcoming Live Dates

11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw
11/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/16 – Boston, MA @ Sonia
11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Silk City
11/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/21 – Montreal, CQ – Sala Rossa
11/22 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
11/24 – Detriot, MI @ EL Club
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Underground Music Cafe
11/28 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
12/1 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
12/2 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/5 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar

“Playdis!” single artwork


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