New rapper Maino recently talked about the public's firm like of hip hop moguls like Jay-Z and how it hurts new emcees from New York trying to make a name for themselves. Although he didn't throw some jabs at Jigga directly, Maino did question why Jay-Z signing Uncle Murda to Def Jam never produced an album. "Who's New York's biggest star, Jay-Z right?," Maino said. "So you mean to tell me that there is no one capable of becoming a Jay-Z? The problem with New York is that we don't produce stars no more we still stuck on the old stars. I don't think that it's just that n*ggas can't make good music. Take me for example. I have proved hands down that I make good music right? But when Jay-Z puts out a record its gone be like, the biggest thing since the steering wheel…I'm glad Diddy signed Red Cafe cause nowhere [else] is opening up an avenue for a new n*gga. Instead of concentrating so much on his self, he opening it up for a new n*gga. Murda was signed nothing came out of that…The OG's school you…So it being no camaraderie and no connection it makes it that much harder for a n*gga to make it to that point to be a Jay-Z."
In related news, Maino released two new songs today. The first track is called "Remember My Name" [listen here] while the 2nd song to hit the net today from the New York rapper is titled "Solider" [listen here]
Maino – Up Close & Personal (Part 1)
Maino – Up Close & Personal (Part 2)