Maxsta releases his debut single ‘I Wanna Rock’ on 5th August through Just Jam/Sony RCA.
There are some people in life who take the bull by the horns, who were born to succeed and more importantly were born to be a star. Maxsta is one of those people and he’s set to release his hook laden debut single ‘I Wanna Rock’ on 5th August through Just Jams/Sony RCA.
Maxsta has always been a dominant force in the underground scene and is now receiving well deserved recognition from his peers including chart topping rapper Wretch 32, Jay Z signing K Koke and Radio 1 hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth.
He will be the first artist to release a record through SBTV Founder and Young Entrepreneur Jamal Edwards’s label Just Jam – an offshoot of Sony RCA. The track, produced by Show N Prove (Tinchy Stryder, Wretch 32, K Koke, Smiler, Benny Banks “Bada Bing”), shows Maxsta’s ability to play around with flows and his versatility to sit on any type of beat.
He said: “This track is just me in my natural energetic element. I’m going crazy with the flows, on a beat that bangs! The chorus is so simple it lodges in your brain after one play. It’s floorfiller stuff.’
Jamal ‘SBTV’ Edwards said: ‘I filmed Maxsta when I first started SBTV and I saw the hunger and passion inside him from an early age. I had to sign him as soon as I got my deal – he’s a big artist and has a very interesting story to tell.”
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.
With a desire to slowly cross into the mainstream, “I Wanna Rock”, promises to bring things back to the dance floor, with lyrics that embrace the ideology that hip hop was founded upon – namely, to squash the beef and have some fun.