Max Cruz

Max Cruz

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandHip Hop

Powerful, Dynamic and positive music that empowers the listeners to realise a new perception of the tools that they have in order to acheive and overcome new goals.

Deprived of negative or token cliches of rap music.

The music is a breathe a fresh air and has the flexibility to reach all ages.


Max Cruz from his real name, Maxime De La Cruz was born in Montreal on April 9th 1984. He was born and raised on the South Shore of Montreal. This young artist discovered his talent for poetry and writing at the age of 13 years old. He later put his devotion for words and the love that he had for music together and started to craft his talent.

He shared the stage with international artists such as Busta Flex, Oxmo Puccino, from France, M-1 of Dead Prez and they also served as one of the opening acts for Ludacris first and only show in Montreal to date. The Committee also won the second place for the 2006 edition of the Hip Hop forever festival, a festival that brought the best out of all the different regions in the province of Quebec.

Today, as an artist, Max Cruz developed a style that keeps evolving every time you hear him. Through his lyrics, he expresses and describes what’s surrounding him and the truth and realities of life.

Having in mind other subjects than money, drugs and cars he’s doing a great job at straying away from the usual clichés of this Hip Hop industry. He’s firstly seeking to reach the masses with subject that concerns them and topics that are life changing. His music is refreshing, sincere, and powerful and entertaining, which perfectly reflects his own personality. Focusing on versatility he’s constantly trying to achieve new level of success in his work. For him “the truth is the key that can unlock several doors in life. We shouldn’t take anything for granted wheter they are big or small. If we wish to make a difference we need to get in the crowd and then lead by our actions in order to be an example of success”. Max Cruz considers his talent as a gift and his more than determined to share it with the masses.

‘‘Words mentioned to describe vain intentions will attract your downfall but sincere actions will bring a change. I want people to see rap music from a different angle. The stereotypes, (Money, gangsters, women and cars) will not be the subjects that will bring a change in the society, but the artists bold enough to talk about real issues, (motivation, pain, religion, love) will give a second wind to this art form that is unfortunately slowly fading away”.

Max Cruz has the intention to leave his mark in this music world, all we have to do now is wait and observe his evolution from the rest of the pack


Legend of Now

Written By: Maxime De La Cruz

The question is: Who’s hotter than this? No one
The problem is they ain’t got it like this. Someone
Tell ‘em that I’m here we’re stopping the malarkey
I’m cut from a different cloth they can’t match my pedigree
Everybody’s sick and misplaced the remedy
Now I have to pause and write a letter to the industry
To whom it may regard I don’t mean to bombard
I had to take a few to write a letter to you
(Hook) X2
Now I don’t mean to be disrespectful
And I don’t mean to be causing trouble
But every day we hustle and we’re ready to rumble so
I am going nowhere

Verse 1
1.It’s been a minute since they’ve been on radio screaming murder
2.In the memory of Hip Hop is no longer
3.Cheapskates already taking dibs on the flowers
4.Hip Hop ain’t dead it’s sleeping like Jairus’ daughter
5.Maybe the heart beat got slower I got to use my rhymes like a defibrillator
7.Now a man of faith had to come and do his thing well
8.Stay cool in my J’s but subtract the LL
9.Heavy weighted raps that are weighted by the fish scale
10.But there’s no need to worry I’ll give it back it’s rhythm
11.It’s hard to decipher what’s fake and what’s authentic
12.Because most of these rappers are genuinely synthetic
13.You will see the decline of music that is pathetic
14.Because the hip in the hop is nothing but prosthetic
15.To whom it may regard I don’t mean to bombard
16.I had to take a few to write a letter to you

Verse 2
1.Those reviewing cd’s had a tough time lately
2.They went from journalism to studying scatology
3.We bringing forth something more complex
4.By the time they get the 2nd on the 4th they vexed
5.I used to pack boxes and wrap pallets for a while kid
6.Now I pack flows and rap about what I done did
7.Don’t get it twisted that doesn’t make me a back packer
8.I’m just saying’, just in case you know these back stabber
9.They follow the mark of the stereo type
10.Switch up their styles no matter what the stereo hypes
11.Weak artists are putting out more videos
12.And real artists working they’re hardest don’t get played on the radio
13.Aspiring mc’s all want in for cash
14.They hold mics like broom sticks and spit nothing but trash
15. To whom it may regard I don’t mean to bombard
16.I had to take a few to write a letter to you

Verse 3
1.I’ve been sitting quietly wondering why do these guys rhyme?
2.They don’t really spit they only verbalizing gang signs
3.Mind you they never had a good example
4.Spitting eclectic bars depolarizing their muscles
5.On my to the top as I structure these syllables
6.Counterfeits already see that I’m bringing them trouble
7.I suggest you haters not to try to spar with my abilities
8.Come and test the water end up drowning in the red sea
9.See, I won’t stop until a trail is paved
10.In the mean time I’ll spit lines like twin razor blades
11.God’s leading my steps, so I’m walking in the shade
12.Refused the thought of confirming I am a renegade
13.My elders told me I’m the head not the tail
14.Judas’s trying to come and nitpick details
15.Hop on that band wagon get your train of thoughts derailed


Legend of Now 2010

Set List

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