The rapper from Brooklyn, New York had earned reasonable fame and worth for his talent in rapping. Quite conversely the debut single of Maino titled ‘Hi Haters’ has encouraged the music enthusiasts to turn them to be his lovers. Along with it ‘All the above’ have given him a height in the rap arena. The effort was acclaimed with Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA.

The solitude of prison had always inspired the talented individuals if one has the required potentials. Maino had served in the jail for some kidnapping related to drug abuse.

He tried writing poems to create some raps just to break his abysmal boredom behind bars. From there he began, and today more than 4 million singles had been sold globally on the digital periphery. He could have gone the other way but choose the right path of music and over the years earned enough popularity to prove his eligibility.

By some statistics, Maino has accumulated not less than 2.3 million dollars as his net worth.

Early life

Rappers do find the reason for existence with their effort and hence known by their stage name. Maino is no exception to the rule; he was Jermaine Coleman at the time of his birth. He was born on 30th August 1973 at Brooklyn, New York City, New York, and the United States of America. He had perhaps did not get any reason to disclose his early childhood. Although intimated that he had been enrolled in one high school but for some obvious reason kept other information away from the world. Even no one knows about his parentage and upbringing. The only thing we can decipher is that Maino held the American nationality and was born with the Afro-American ethnicity.

In the early nineties, he got into some miscreant group and was caught for abduction concerned with drug trafficking. Ten-Year imprisonment was ordered by the court which put him in the extreme solitude of tedious monotony. A tune was heard by the heart, and Maino put them in writing and started rapping on those texts to break his boredom. Ge tried to imbue in the mixtapes of DJ Clue, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim and some more to improve the ambiance and inspired him for rapping.


In 2003 Maino came out of the prison with a bunch of rhythms ready for the music world. He established his label as Hustle Hard Entertainment. Many mixtapes pleased the music lovers of his genre, and his popularity took him to the NYC radio telecast. His well composed single such as ‘Take It Like a Man’ and ‘Rumors’ got massive popularity, and the growing popularity of the rapper persuaded many established labels to get into an agreement with the rapper.

Sometime in 2005, he got into a contract with Universal Records after his guest appearances and release of various mixtapes. But the deal does not make any release for the rapper. The label did not release his debut album coincidentally with a matching titled ‘Death Before Dishonor.’  Consequently, he ended the contract in 2007. A year later in 2008, he signed with Atlantic Records. In the same year, Maino released his first single ‘Hi Hater’ which is highly acknowledged by the music lovers all around.

He started working for the release of his first album titled ‘If Tomorrow Comes.’ After the release of his debut single, he created the remix in which Jadakiss, Swiss Beatz, T.I., Fabulous, and Piles have been featured. The second single meant for the album ‘All the above’ featured T-Pain. This song gave him a place on the chart of Billboard 100. Initially the single got #54 ranks which bettered in the following week to #39. The song got a huge acceptance from all corners. On the Hot Top Tracks, it was 10th and reached 59th rank on the chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song. Among the best Pop 100, it took 46th position.

The third single meant for the album was titled as ‘Million Bucks’was featured by Swiss Beatz and is tuned with the high vocal competence. The much-awaited release was done in the same year, and on the initial week of the release, the album was placed at the 25th rank on the prestigious chart of US Billboard 200. In the United States alone the debut week saw 18,000 copies sold out. Maino was requested to compose a song for the Grand Theft Auto IV, a game.

In 2010 he released an ER, ‘Unstoppable.’ In 2012 Maino released his sophomore album ‘The Day after Tomorrow.’ The album did not meet expectations of the music lovers, but few single gave him huge popularity as ‘Let It Fly’ really swept the young rap lovers. He brought few rappers together to form ‘The Black Flag Mafia’ which released few mixtapes in 2012. In 2015 Maino collaborated with Erika Jayne and released a single titled ‘Crazy’ which was among the hits of that year.

Personal life

The personal life of the rapper has never been disclosed. There is no information regarding his girlfriend, wife or children.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Jermaine Coleman

Date of Birth: 30th August 1973

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America

Age: 45 Year Old

Profession: Rapper, Songwriter

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch / 185 cm

Weight: NA

Net worth: $2.3 Million