Rapper and record producer Maxo Kream carries the torch for hip-hop artists out of southeast Texas. The 27-year-old originally gained recognition by releasing a remix of Kendrick Lamar's "Rigamortis," and since 2012, has dropped four mixtapes of his own. In his solo work — he's become the most recognized member of his rap group, Kream Clicc — Maxo has become a grim storyteller with versus based on intimidation, crime, death, and his days as a Crips gang member.
Maxo Kream performs Friday, September 22, at the German House, 315 Gregory Street. 7 p.m. $15-$20. tecshows.com; triggamaxo.com.