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A favorite on the New York mixtape circuit, Brooklyn rapper Maino, born Jermaine Coleman, grew up in the borough's Bedford-Stuyvesant section in a household with two drug-addicted parents. Lacking parental guidance, Coleman kept to the streets and involved himself in petty crime, which landed him in prison in the early '90s. There he learned to rap so that he could deal with boredom and isolation. In 2003, after about ten years, he was released from prison and wasted no time setting up his new imprint, Hustle Hard. Maino enjoyed his first airplay on N.Y.C. radio via Hot 97's DJ Kay Slay and began making several mixtape appearances during the following years. From his own mixtapes, street singles like "Rumors" and "Take It Like a Man" got his name buzzing among major labels, including Universal, who signed him in 2005. However, the deal eventually fell through, since his intended debut album, Death Before Dishonor, was permanently shelved. Nonetheless, Atlantic picked up Maino and his Hustle Hard imprint in 2007, and the Brooklyn native quickly issued street single "My Life Is Like a Movie" that year. Another track, "Hi Hater," surfaced the following year, prefacing his major-label debut, If Tomorrow Comes... and its platinum-selling single "All the Above," both released in 2009. The Unstoppable EP would land in 2010 with The Day After Tomorrow album and its lead single, "Let It Fly," both following in 2011.
Jermaine Coleman (born August 30, 1973), better known by his stage name Maino, is an American rapper from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
Music career 
Music beginnings 
Maino was born in New York City. He founded the independent 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... & Unstoppable - EP 
In 2008 he 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.
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.
2013-present: The Black Flag Mafia & TBA 
On his label Hustle Hard, Maino formed a new group entitled The Black Flag Mafia which includes himself, Push Montana, Lucky Don, Twigg Martin & Hustle Hard Mouse. On October 9, 2012 they released their first collaboration mixtape The Mafia & they are currently working on there EP album for E1 Music.
Featured projects He made an original song, "Getaway Driver", for the game Grand Theft Auto IV.
Legal issues 
Maino did 10 years in prison for robbing and kidnapping a drug dealer.
Yung Berg 
On June 10, 2008 Maino confirmed that he had slapped Chicago rapper Yung Berg during a club performance. But considered he did out of showing Yung Berg how to have respect.
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.