|Birth name||Jermaine Coleman|
August 30, 1973 |
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Origin||Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Labels||Hustle Hard, Atlantic, E1|
|Associated acts||The Black Flag Mafia, Lil' Kim, T.I., Swizz Beatz, DJ Drama|
Life and career 
1973-2007: Early life and career beginnings 
Maino was born in New York City. He founded the independent record label Hustle Hard, and started to record music. After several mixtape releases and key guest features, in 2005 Maino was offered a recording contract by Universal Records. Maino split with the label in 2007, feeling that the label wasn't promoting him enough.
2008-09: If Tomorrow Comes... 
In 2008, Maino later signed himself and his Hustle Hard imprint to Atlantic Records. His first single from his debut album If Tomorrow Comes... is "Hi Hater." Maino released the official remix to the song, featuring T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss, and Fabolous. The next single was "All the Above," featuring T-Pain, then "Million Bucks," produced by and featuring Swizz Beatz. If Tomorrow Comes... debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 18,000 copies in the United States. In 2008, Maino also crafted an original song titled "Getaway Driver", for the Grand Theft Auto IV video game.
On January 26, 2010, Maino released Unstoppable - EP onto iTunes which featured four new recordings.
2011-12: The Day After Tomorrow 
On July 5, 2011 Maino announced his second studio album, entitled The Day After Tomorrow, but unlike his debut album, it would still be pushed by Atlantic Records but it would be distributed by E1 Music The first single from the album was "Let It Fly", which featured Atlanta rapper-singer Roscoe Dash. It debuted on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 57. The Day After Tomorrow, unlike Maino's debut album, had lower sales debuting at number 94 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 6,300 copies in the United States.
2012-present: The Black Flag Mafia 
On his label Hustle Hard, Maino formed a rap group called The Black Flag Mafia, which includes himself, Push Montana, Lucky Don, Twigg Martin and Hustle Hard Mouse. On October 9, 2012 they released their first mixtape The Mafia. They are currently working on there EP album for E1 Music.
Legal issues 
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Yung Berg 
Andrew Jenks 
On September 13, 2010, Maino made a cameo on the MTV show "World of Jenks" where he infamously had an altercation with show host Andrew Jenks after a culture clash. This was said to be the most dramatic episode of "World of Jenks". Though Maino clashed with Andrew Jenks, the two reconciled their differences at the end.
- Studio albums
- Unstoppable (2010)
- TBA (with The Mafia) (2013)
- Feeney, Michael J. (January 12, 2010). "Tiger Woods sex scandal: Brooklyn rapper Maino creates 'anthem' to all men with a lot of women", Daily News. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- Celona, Larry; Simeone, Jessica (December 2, 2010). "Traffic rap for rapper, New York Post. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- allmusic ((( Maino > Overview )))
- Unstoppable EP iTunes.