New York rapper Maino recently discussed remaining relevant in the rap game and announced plans to begin working on an untitled sophomore album.
Citing his “All of the Above” hit single as proof, Maino argued that his numbers reflect his relevancy.
“Like Jay-Z said, ‘People lie, but numbers don’t,’” Maino reasoned in an interview. “If you look at the numbers, I’m probably the most consistent new artist from New York. When you step outside of New York, I’m one of the only new artists from New York that get spins all over the country. My single is platinum; numbers don’t lie. We bringing the plaque back to Brooklyn. I’m running around like I ain’t never had nothing before. They gonna say, ‘We seen Maino walking up Fulton [Street] with a platinum plaque.’ Got-d*mn right [My new album] it’s coming. I’m putting out a new record next week. I ain’t gonna talk about it; I’m just gonna put it out.” (MTV)