Maxo announces second album of 2023 & tour with Sideshow, taps Zelooperz for new single

LA rapper Maxo has already announced a followup to this year’s great Even God Has A Sense of Humor. His second album of 2023 is called Debbie’s Son and it’s due September 28 via Maxo’s own SMILEFORME label. The album features production from lastnamedavid, The Alchemist, Henry Was, Beat Butcha, Alexander Spit, Ahwlee, and more, and its sole guest rapper is Zelooperz, who appears on lead single “PlayDis!.” It’s a hypnotic, mind-bending rap song and it comes with a video directed by Cleon Arrey & Max Allen. Check it out below. Maxo says this about the album:

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.

Maxo has also announced the “A Friend of Mine” tour for this fall, and he’ll be joined by Sideshow. The tour begins right after Maxo plays Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival in LA, and it hits NYC, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and more.

The NYC show happens November 19 at Baby’s All Right. All dates are listed below.

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Maxo — 2023 Tour 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