Being known as the realest rapper in the game doesn't come easy, but Brooklyn's own Maino brings his hood mentality and love for music to the forefront of hip-hop, regardless of hip-hop's transition to pop music.
Maino released his sophomore album The Day After Tomorrow, which hits store shelves today.
Check out the exclusive interview below!
GlobalGrind: What can we expect from The Day After Tomorrow?
Maino: To understand The Day After Tomorrow, you have to understand my first album, which was If Tomorrow Comes. If Tomorrow Comes is a story of what I was actually going through in my life. I was a dude who was in the street and went to prison and started rapping in prison. When I came home, I had this vision, this dream, about getting away from the street and getting into the music business.
The Day After Tomorrow is kind of a sequel, the continuation. It’s not where I’m at today. Now I became an artist and everything I’ve been going through as an artist, my experiences, the changes in my life, the feelings that I go through, the sacrifices that I feel that I had to make in order to make this happen … it’s another story.