News: Maino Caught Riding Dirty In New York City

Thursday, Dec 2, 2010 6:35PM

Written by Biz Jones

Brooklyn rapper Maino was caught riding dirty through New York City this week after new reports claim he was pulled over and confronted by police.

Although the incident took place yesterday, details on what went down landed online Thursday evening.

The "Hi Hater" singer, whose real name is Jermaine Coleman, 37, was pulled over at 4:30 p.m. after he allegedly refused cops' directions to keep driving on Sixth Avenue, and made a turn onto 53rd Street. He was given a desk appearance ticket and released. Coleman has said he learned to rap during a 10-year prison stint, where he spent 10 years for kidnapping and robbing a drug dealer. (New York Post)

Despite the confrontation with police, Maino managed to escape facing serious charges.

Maino, whose real name is Jermaine Coleman, was let off with a relative slap on the wrist after cops issued him a desk appearance ticket and allowed him to continue on his way. The 'All the Above' emcee got off easy, considering that he spent a decade in prison on kidnapping charges and was let out in 2003. (The Boom Box)

Aside from legal matters, Maino talked about working on his unreleased sophomore album Day After Tomorrow last March.

"Now we on our second album, we rocking," Maino said in an interview with DJ Green Lantern. "We making music, I'm touring, I'm all over the country, I'm all over the world, so, unstoppable, I'm never gonna stop...We working, second album we're dropping in June, again -- a lot of things changed in my life, I'm living different now, doing different things -- my first album was about the transition I was making coming from prison to the street and then I had this dream, I wanted to be an artist...Now it's more about what I'm going through now and what my lifestyle is now, things that are happening to me and for me today..." (DJ Green Lantern/Hip Hop Nation)

His debut, If Tomorrow Comes, opened in the Top 50 last year.

"Hi Hater" hitmaker Maino's long-awaited If Tomorrow Comes... album also debuted this week resting at No. 25. With a week under his belt, the Brooklyn, New York-bred emcee's debut has sold 18,300 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Check out a recent Maino interview down below:

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