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Brooklyn BP Says Aug. 16 is "Maino Day"

The commemorative day pays honor to Jermaine Coleman (Maino) and his contributions to the hip hop scene and Brooklyn community.
Maino, aka Jermaine Coleman.

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso declared August 16 as Maino Day to commemorate the borough's home-grown rapper Jermaine Coleman, known professionally as Maino.

Maino’s hip hop career began back in 2008 with his debut single “Hi Hater,” which made it into Billboard's Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Bubbling Under Hot 100. 

Since then, the Brooklyn rapper has released two solo studio albums, and has collaborated with several renowned hip hop artists like T-Pain, Roscoe Dash, and T.I., among others.

The special day not only celebrates Maino’s contributions to the hip hop scene, but also pays tribute to his past work in support of the Brooklyn community.

Maino is renowned for his activism efforts, championing numerous initiatives that focus on youth empowerment and community engagement. 

“Hip-hop is more than a genre — it’s a way of healing, growing, and giving back to the neighborhoods that made us,” said Reynoso. 

“All over Brooklyn and beyond, Maino is recognized as an inspiration because he proves the power of hip-hop to bring us together through good times and bad. Maino Day will serve as a celebration of his legacy and a reminder to Brooklynites to never give up and never forget to spread love.”