MAINO is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York.
GettyIn 2015 Maino had a number one dance hit in the US with Erika Jayne, titled Crazy[/caption]
Who is Maino?
Maino, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York City.
He was born in New York on August 30, 1973, his real name is Jermaine John Coleman.
In the early 1990s, Maino was involved in a “drug related kidnapping” that landed him in prison for 10 years.
He is reported as saying, in relation to the offence: “We had a great idea I guess, but we wound up getting caught.”
Maino started rapping in prison to help relieve his boredom.
He said: “I’d be in the box for twenty-three hours a day, I just started rapping as something to do.
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“I feel like kept me alive.”
Upon his release from prison in 2003, Maino launched an independent record label Hustle Hard Entertainment.
He was offered a recording contract by Universal Motown Records in 2005.
He dropped from the label in 2007, and signed himself to Atlantic Records.
What are Maino’s biggest songs?
Maino’s debut album titled If Tomorrow Comes, was released on June 30, 2009.
His debut single from the album, Hi Hater was released prior to the album on April 29, 2008.
However it was the album’s second single, All The Above, that brought significant successes.
All Above featured T-Pain, and was Maino’s first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
It debuted at 54 and then rose to 39 the following week.
The single also reached number 10 on the Hot Rap Tracks, and 59 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and 46 on the Pop 100.
The single is Maino’s only Top 40 hit and is also certified platinum.
The third single from the album called Million Bucks was released on May 19, 2009 and features vocals from Swizz Beatz.
If Tomorrow Comes debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 18,000 in the US.
In 2015 Maino recorded Crazy with Erika Jayne which resulted in a number one dance hit in the US.
What happened between Maino and Buba100x?
Maino recently “choked” popular YouTuber Buba100x, after too many questions about his chain, reports TMZ.
The incident happened at Daniels Leather fashion show, as Buba100x was interviewing Maino for his TikTok channel.
According to reports Buba100x made a crack about “beating Maino’s ass” and the rapper grabbed the YouTuber by his throat.
Further footage shows Maino pinning Buba100x down by his neck.
Maino has said that the incident was “100% acting” and was all part of the prank.