A Conversation with Kevin Max
by Lizza Connor

Kevin Max

Q: Recently you've had some time off from dc talk. What's that been like?

Max: It's been a roller coaster ride. I expected (my solo album) Stereotype Be (ForeFront) to do more in the Christian music industry. I had all these delusions of grandeur that I was going to expose this wonderful art piece, and it just didn't happen like I thought it would. And I needed some personal time. Stereotype Be took every ounce of strength out of me and left me in some relationships that I had put on the back burner, one being my relationship with the Lord.

Q: Have you recharged?

Max: I'm still going through some changes, but I've learned a lot this year. I'm hanging with the knowledge that my family life and my relationship with God are more important than dominating the world as the brand new thing.

Q: Don't you have a new album in the works?

Max: Yes, I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone, so I think it's going to be a more accessible project, I think "pop culture" people have had a hard time putting their arms around my lyrics in the past, and I'm kind of angry with that because I like lyrics that make you dig under the surface.

Q: You once talked about your desire to shed the "bad boy" image. Have you?

Max: Where I have changed is I'm not trying to prove I can push the boundary. Now if I push it, it has meaning behind it. I want to get behind things that are politically incorrect, to be a part of issues that really matter.

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