Remember when Trinidad Jame$ stepped on stage and had words about the atmosphere in New York rap? Maino wasn’t all to thrilled about what he said, which has now spawned a phone conversation between the two. After hearing this conversation, we instantly thought about the infamous Ma$e vs Jim Jones and Cam’ron interview on Hot97 from years ago, but the only difference is, it didn’t end the same way.
OS REWIND: Trinidad Jame$ – L.I.A.A.R.S
When Kendrick Lamar came through NYC knocked over the buildings like Snoop and proclaimed himself as the King of the City, rappers from the boroughs responded to Dot with mainly being only darts thrown (see the hype for Kendrick’s next verse). Do or Die native, Maino dissected the state of NY rap in an interview with the Drama King, saying no one was to blame but the city themselves from fellow rappers and DJ’s to name a few. Maino kept it a buck in the interview, but wanted to further his expression through some music with a new track featuring Jadakiss entitled “What Happened.” Listen to the two OG’s speak on the current state of the 5 boroughs.
UPDATE: CDQ/No DJ added!
OS REWIND: Jadakiss – V.S.O.P. (Remix)
OS REWIND: Maino Dissects State of NY Hip-Hop & Why Kendrick Lamar’s Verse Was So Impactful
Click image to watch Maino speak on the state of New York hip-hop
Unless you’ve been under a rock the past week, New York has been in an uproar musically because of Kendrick Lamar‘s verse on Big Sean‘s Hall Of Fame leftover, “Control.” Many rappers have come out of the woodworks to drop responses in defense of NYC, after taking offense to Dot’s line about being the king of NY at the moment.
In what may be the best comment on the state of New York hip-hop right now, Maino says the system in the tri-state has to be revamped to bring the city back to the forefront. He claims that NY stopped playing artists from the city and lost their own culture because all you hear in the club and on the radio are hot songs from other regions. He also argued that the new artists coming out, grew up when the South was at it’s peak, so they didn’t grow up with a NY sound and got their influence elsewhere because of it.
Truth be told, Maino kept it 1000% with this shit. NY, pay attention.
OS REWIND: Joell Ortiz – Outta Control (Kendrick Lamar Response)
OS REWIND: Papoose – Control (Freestyle) (Kendrick Lamar Response)
Harem rapper Vado is fresh from signing his new deal as one of the newest members to the We The Best, Cash Money umbrella. Earlier in the year, he released the third installment of his Slime Flu series, being his first in over a year; but taking no time off, he’s back for a fourth. Features are seen from Currensy, Smoke Dza, Raekwon, P.A.P.I., Jadakiss, Troy Ave, Kirko Bangz, Fabolous, French Montana, Maino, Lloyd Banks, Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Uncle Murda, and Chinx Drugz. Production is given from the likes of Jahlil Beats, AraabMUZIK, Cardiak, Butter Beats BDK, Sunny Dukes, Ted Smooth, HNIC89, John Blu, Tylann Durrent, Ben Billions, Schief Karbeeno, and Stoopid On Da Beat. Check after the jump to view the complete 19-track tracklistings along with download links ready.
OS REWIND: Vado – OnDaSpot Freestyle
OS REWIND: Vado – Push That Button (In-Studio Performance)
OS REWIND: Vado – V-Day [EP]
Click image to watch Episode 1 of The Combat Jack Show with guest Maino
Maino is the guest on The Combat Jack Show and he has quite a few experiences to talk about. Maino tells the story behind his infamous scar on his right cheek, which he received in prison and why it taught him a lesson to never underestimate people ever again. He also talks about how he avoided being institutionalized by the prison system and why avoiding drugs, not snitching, and staying away from the homosexual activities kept him away from the downfalls of prison. You can also hear why he started rapping and more after the jump.
OS REWIND: The Combat Jack Show: Gunplay (Episode 1)
OS REWIND: Maino & The Mafia – Crack Rock Freestyle
Them lames going to hate always, but Maino & the Mafia connect with Waka Flocka Flame for “They Gon Hate Us Anyway.” The track is what you’d expect from Brooklyn concrete guerrillas and Flockaveli to bring us some of the most ratchet sounds you will hear for the week. Stay tuned for Waka’s upcoming “DuFlocka Rant Halftime Show” coming this Thursday and more music from Maino & the Mafia as always.
OS REWIND: Funkmaster Flex Mixtape – Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? [Mixtape]
After the success Kat Dahlia has seen with her single “Gangsta” it was only a matter of time until a remix surfaced. Given the song title, there are only a few artists who would fit the remix appropriately and being who he is, Maino decides to lend his lyrical services to the record. No word as to when Kat Dahlia will release her debut album under Sylvia Rhone’s Vested in Culture label, within the Epic Records umbrella, but we do expect to hear a lot more from her this year.
OS REWIND: Kat Dahlia – Gangsta
OS REWIND: Kat Dahlia – Gangsta (Acoustic)
Click image to watch BET’s Notorious B.I.G. “Tribute Cypher” video.
In honor of the 16th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.’s passing, BET gathered some heavyweights for an awesome tribute cypher. With Mister Cee behind the turntables the likes of Joey Bada$$, Fred The Godson, Uncler Murda, Maino, Lil Cease and Joel Ortiz rocked the mic. We definitely recommend you check out Murda’s portion as he includes some shots for the former Death Row Records crew of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
OS REWIND: Our Favorite Notorious B.I.G. Features
OS REWIND: DJ Rhude Presents: The Notorious 9 Mix EP
Ricky Blaze has remained relatively quiet for having quite a few dope records out, but we think after this record with Maino, he might gather some more buzz for himself. With a hint of reggae and a bit of R&B, by the time Maino hops on the beat, the record is already a smash.
“Top Shottas” will serve as the second single off Ricky Blaze’s project, THE MAESTRO.
OS REWIND: Ricky Blaze – Kill ‘Em (feat. Jim Jones)
The hit-maker Yung Berg has been out of the limelight ghostwriting and producing for your favorite artist as now he returns after a brief layoff with Mia Rey and Jordan Hollywood to release “Genesis.” Originally scheduled for 2012, the mixtape lands into 2013 as Berg, Mia Rey and Jordan Hollywood get guest features Future, Maino, Lil Durk, Los, Don Trip, King Louie, Rolls Royce Rizzy, Mickkey Shiloh, Naledge and Driicky Graham; while the production side of thing is handled by The Superiors, The Renegades, Sarah J, Arch Tha Boss, Jokka, Marvel Hitz, Klasic, Yung Fockus, Red On The Beat, Ke On The Track, 2 Much, BTP and Rob Jones. You can heck after the jump to view the complete 18-track tracklistings along with a download link.
OS REWIND: Yung Berg & Jordan Hollywood – The Hangover [Music Video]
East New York’s own bully, Uncle Murda returns with his first project in nearly four years with “The First 48;” but unlike the show snitching rules never apply in the BK borough no matter section you’re in. The entire mixtape is hosted by comedian Mike Epps and has features from Maino, Wale, Ra Diggz, French Montana, Chinx Drugz, Ca$h Out, Diddy Bop, Stacks, Chanti McCoy, Young Super Boii, Cooch From Tuneheadz with production handled by GQ Beats, By Khalil, Remo The Hitmaker, Tuneheadz, Profit Beats, King Red, Superstar-Q, Grandriggity, Omen, Souldiggaz, Styles For Dangerous LLC, Audio Blk, Aiirounda Productions, Downtime Music, Track Bangers, Y.O.P. Check after the jump to view the complete 24-track tracklistings along with a download link.
OS REWIND: Uncle Murda – Biggie vs. Jay-Z [Music Video]
Only them real cats can relate to this new freestyle the Brooklyn concrete guerillas, Maino and the Mafia as they do a freestyle over Frank Ocean’s “Crack Rock.” Listen as the Nostrand Ave boys discuss the history of Brooklyn going through a list of childhood stories effecting them for the rest of the life with admiration of the borough being cleaned up now for the future generations. #RNS
OS REWIND: DJ Suss One – Last Day Freestyle (Maino & The Mafia)
OS REWIND: Maino – Molly *NSFW* [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Maino Presents: The Mafia Vlog [Episode #1]
During the final stretch of last year, it seemed like Raekwon couldn’t go a single day without releasing new material. Each offering was provided in the same vision as his Lost Jewlry EP, which is now available to download. Acting as the prequel to his forthcoming F.I.L.A album, the 12-track project contains features from Faith Evans, Freddie Gibbs, Maino and more, with the likes of Statik Selektah and Buckwild making appearances on the production side of things.
Tracklist and download available after the jump.
OS REWIND: Raekwon Discusses New “Lost Jewelry EP”
OS REWIND: Raekwon Announces “F.I.L.A” Album
DJ Suss One releases some new material from BedStuy Brooklyn’s Maino & The Mafia as they tackle one the Notorious Glorious B.I.G.’s best tracks with the “Last Day.” The Black Flag collective lets it be known they never turn their gangster on and off from the streets to the booth providing us always with that authentic real street shit.
OS REWIND: Maino Presents: The Mafia Vlog [Episode #1]
OS REWIND: Maino & The Mafia – Welcome To NYC
Maino & The Mafia decide to welcome those not from the city of New York the proper way in true Brooklyn fashion as all outsiders should be protecting their most prized possessions and pockets upon entrance.
OS REWIND: Maino & The Mafia – All Chrome Everything
OS REWIND: Maino & The Mafia Interview With The Breakfast Club
OS REWIND: Maino “The Mafia” [Episode #1]