In next week’s HHW, we chop it up with Maino about his upcoming project, King of Brooklyn 2. In addition, he gave an update on life, his Black Flag Mafia and the inspiration behind “All About You” his track featuring Mack Wilds.
HHW: As far as you linking up with Mack Wilds, how did that happen?
MAINO: Mack Wilds is a young genius, man. I’m a fan of his, he’s a dope artist. I had been driving around listening to the original song with Pac and Nate Dog and I was like, “Man nobody has ever touched this record before.” That record is timeless, because the concepts that he was talking about then still apply to today, you understand? And if you listen to that record, and you listen to what Snoop Dogg was saying at the end, that sh– still applies to today. It’s just a little bit more modern now, we got Instagram and all this social media … and at the end I was like man you know it would be dope to get Mack Wilds on it. So I called him, and I didn’t even tell him what it was. I just said “I need you to come to the studio,” he was like, “Alright bet” and he came to the studio. He was like, “Man Pac is one of my favorite artists and that was one of my favorite songs from him!” It was crazy, because Pac is one of my favorite artists as well. So it just came together all good.
HHW: That’s what’s up, so what made you pick Mack?
MAINO: I think it’s because I like his energy, and him being from New York also helped me make that decision. I felt that he had that sound. Like for one, we couldn’t copy Nate Dogg. There isn’t a voice on earth like the great late Nate Dogg. We couldn’t copy that, so I didn’t want to even try to mimic that sound or try to get someone to sound like him. We would have had to own it and Mack could do it. He could speak to the ladies, talk to them in a way they can understand. And you know, I was right; I bet on him and he came through for me.