New Orleans based rapper Maxx Painn (@Maxx_Painn9), was born Maximillion Jackson, son of single mother Jo Ann Jackson. Maxx grew up in the rough streets of the lower 9th ward, infamously known as Cross the Canal. Like many others from Maxx’s neighborhood, he comes from a single parent home. His father, whom he never met, was murdered before Maxx was born. Even with life’s mishaps, Maxx still managed to live seemingly normal childhood.
Early in life, Maxx became a huge fan of rap music. He found his inspiration from rappers such as, New Orleans based rap group The Hot Boys, Soulja Slim, Young Jeezy and several others. It was then that Max knew that rapping would become a passion for him; a way to get him through troubling times.
Tragedy later struck MaxP when he was wrongfully incarcerated in August 2011. Maxx was then escorted to Orleans Parish Prison, notoriously known for housing some of New Orleans’ most dangerous criminals, its drug use as well as weapons in the possession of the inmates. While serving a 13 month sentence in Orleans Parish Prison, Maxx sat in cell everyday writing music and thinking about life to pass the time.
Maxx had a conversation with his older brother who told him, “You have a gift from God that you can use to get your family out of the hood.” With those encouraging words, Maxx was determined to take the music world by storm. After receiving a positive feedback from people all over the city, he felt that it was a sign to keep moving forward. Now at the age of 23, which isn’t exactly old but when you’re growing up in the streets of New Orleans where most people don’t live to see 21, it’s both a blessing and privilege to make it this far.
Maxx believes that true artists have the ability to let the fans know who they really are through the music. His message is simple to fans & critics alike, “If you ain’t rockin with MaxxP, you gotta be hating.” Teaming up with the streets A&R Maxx is bringing you all his latest mixtape effort titled "The Marquis Larue Story"...listen, download, and support.