News: Maino Says Scoot Over Fabolous & Notorious B.I.G.: "Jay Z The King Of The World" [Video]
Monday, Feb 3, 2014 12:15AM
New York rapper Maino is not going to undergo any last-minute plans to switch up his new K.O.B. (King of Brooklyn) title and stood behind the underground project's relevance.
In Maino's perspective, Brooklyn greats like the late Notorious B.I.G. and Roc Nation CEO Jay Z would give him a pass over the release's name.
"Biggie okay with that, man," Maino said in an interview. "Jay Z the king of the world. He ain't thinking about me, man. He don't care about my antics and my ways. He don't give a f*ck. Straight up." (Whoolywood Shuffle)
Over the past few days, Maino has unleashed some new tracks from the LP.
"Sometimes I be feelin' like Pac," declares Maino on his new single "Tupac Problems." The Brooklyn rapper goes against the world as he grapples with fame, family, and fortune on the introspective track. "It's an honest record, it's me Maino talking about my life and I chose to use Tupac as a metaphor to express it all," Maino told Billboard. His King of Brooklyn EP drops Tuesday featuring the T.I. and French Montana-assisted "Watch Me Do It." (Rap-Up)
In 2011, fellow Brooklyn rapper Papoose crowned himself the "King of New York."
"The reason I chose that title is because I am the king of New York," the Brooklyn MC said with confidence to Mixtape Daily. "It feels good to be the king of New York so I just wanted to celebrate myself being the king of New York, so I figured I'd make it a self-titled mixtape...It's just basically breaking down some of the reasons of why I'm the king of New York. The reaction was both-sided, but it was a little bit more to the good side. A lot of my supporters, a lot of my fans reached out. And a lot of my haters reached out who disagree that I'm the king and I just let them know that I intend on proving it." (MTV)
He also previously opened up about giving himself the big title.
"Sometimes people get a little bothered by the truth. More or less, man the reason why I let knowledge be born that I'm the king is because it's time," Papoose explained. "It's 2011 so if you know anything about yourself then you know that's the year of the king...I'mma start off by saying that it's nobody nicer than me in New York. I'm the king of New York. I couldn't give less than a f*ck how a n*gga feel about it." (Forbez DVD)
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Check out Maino's interview: