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Meet Maximo Havers of 2sox

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maximo Havers.

Maximo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I was young, I realized I didn’t like school. I started making poor decisions and hanging out with people that didn’t have any priorities. I started to realize that I need to work hard so I didn’t have to either stick with those people or hang around with the kids I didn’t fit in with. So when I was ten, I decided to start working to be able to get enough money to pursue my career in the music industry. I still made poor decisions whether it was to do with music or not witch has affected me greatly in the present. Since I am from a small town, I didn’t know how to market my music and get my name out there. I had no one in my region that did anything to do with this industry so I had no idea what I was doing. So I decided to say controversial things on social media hoping it would get them to check out my page. This was probably my biggest regret. But I have managed to understand a bit more and help grow a legitimate fan base. This has just happened recently though. I am still working two jobs to try and obtain a well-known name in the music industry. But things are looking quite well and maybe all my hard work would be paid off.

I did manage to rent out a couple of buildings in my home town to throw shows at. But sadly without the know exactly how to do this, I have had big issues with it. We had one concert that ended with me in handcuffs. We had some people come open for us in from the westside region. Things went well at first and could have been handled better with better security but we did not have or could afford that. These people who came to open for us got into an altercation with one of the people headlining and caused a fight to occur. It ended up with the show getting shut down and people in cop cars. Not too much about my story but one of the things I’ve had to learn from and help me progress in what I like doing.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Me being so young never helped with this type of shit. Everybody looks on everybody with judgment. It’s hard for people to look at you and see what your real meaning when you’re a kid. People already think of ignorance when they think of someone my age. So it’s hard for you to get them to support you.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I make music… I’m proud that I can see my self doing this full time as a profession soon. I set apart from the others from my lyrics and my diversity. I also feel I’m set apart because I speak my mind. I already have people that don’t like me. I ain’t know, so I say how I feel and say what I think without being worried what people think.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I got like 30000 monthly listers. I was like. Shit that’s kinda dope. I ain’t done nothing cool or inspiring enough to be proud. I’m ain’t where I want to be yet. I’m proud that I’m moving forward.

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