Maxsta "Pop Off"2012
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Fresh from the success of single ‘I Wanna Rock’ and his Adidas Originals performance for the Olympics, upcoming hip-hop artist Maxsta will drop his new street-single ‘Pop Off’ on 22nd October. The track, produced by Show N Prove, has already made 1Xtra and Rinse playlist and had early support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Charlie Sloth and Kiss. It will be available for download as part of his free EP out the same day. Maxsta said: “I feel ‘Pop Off’ is an electrifying futuristic grime/hiphop floor filler with a boisterous chorus that’s sure to catch your attention.” Born Ian Koromah in Lewisham back in 1992, his parents came to England to escape the horror of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war, raising their son in Peckham before relocating to East Ham. A precocious musical talent from day one, Maxsta started rapping at the age of 14, inspired by the intricate cerebral flows of his heroes Eminem, Big L, Dizzee, and Roll Deep. He attended the same school as Kano, but by his own admission wasn’t exactly a model pupil, preferring to daydream about performing on TV rather than brushing up on algebra. Never one to bite his tongue, Maxsta’s reputation as the grime scene’s most visceral young firebrand was firmly cemented in 2010 with “East London Is Back”. A braggadocios battle rap anthem about “representing the thugs in the flats” Maxsta called out anyone who dared to think that they were better than him. A critical smash, it made his mixtape – The Maxtape – one of the scene’s biggest sellers of the year.