Ladies and gentlemen, this guy here is
a friend of mine from Brooklyn– the old Brooklyn,
not this new Brooklyn– all the way from Bed-Stuy, give it up for
the one and only Maino! [cheers, applause] – Yeah, Maino.
– Yeah. This is– I hate intros with you
because we’re friends. What? Why? Because I don’t want to
introduce we’re friends. We really friends
in real life. Yeah. There’s people here so
they have to cheer and clap. Definitely.
TV Land! – Yeah.
– Yeah. That’s a different
channel, Maino. Now, this is what
I like about you. I asked you
to come on my show andWhat’s Ur Thing?is about
hidden obsessions, passions. We know you do
the creative thing. We know you’re getting
into filmmaking. You told me
your hidden passion was what? Crime shows all day long. Like, you don’t understand. I’ll sit back
and watch every show. I’m talking about, uh,
Fatal Vows, uh,Perfect Murder. Um…Kill Thy Neighbor. Yeah.
[laughs] –Kill Thy Neighbor‘s good.
– Yes, all of them. Like, it’s–
white people kill different. – Yes. Yes.
– [laughter] White people
kill different. Are all those shows white? Mostly. Like, we talking like
90 percent of it. Like, it’s just like
white people kill different, and I sit there
and I watch the TV like this: [Cipha laughs] Literally because it’s like, “Damn, did you just
kill your whole family?” Like, why? Like, they kill for love. Right. Over love. Like,
it is very, very interesting. And it’s back-to-back. Yeah. And I binge-watch ’em in– when I’m on a roll,
I watch it on the road. Like, I’m just addicted. You get–
you fly into a town. I fly into a town,
fly into any city. You land at– you go west,
so you land a little early. You land at 11 AM.
Your show is that 2 AM. That’s right.
I got time. You’re in there
watching all them shows? Yeah, yeah. Yeah. “So Janet met Charlie…” [Cipha laughs] “And they were in love…” [chuckles] And I sit there and I’m watching because it’s interesting. And I watch it
from beginning to end because I said,
white people kill different. Yeah. What’s the- how’s the-
what’s the difference? It’s different like we,
you know– you know, in the hood,
it’s different. You know, we kill over,
you know, drugs and, you know. Well, I’ve told people before,
I’ve given people advice. They come like, “Oh, I don’t
want to come to New York. It’s scary.”
I said, “Look, there’s only two ways
to get in trouble in New York. If you mind your business,
you’ll be good. The reason why
people get in trouble, especially in New York,
is if you mess with someone’s family
or mess with someone’s money.” Right. But the killing
is different. It’s like, you know,
it’s with a gun, maybe. You know, a couple of– It’s also usually,
um, very reactive. It’s very reactive.
This is different. This is bludgeoning,
this is 78 knife wounds. Have you figured out
what the difference is and why they kill
a different way? Um… Like, is there– – It’s a lot of passion.
– Okay. There’s a lot of passion. It’s like, “You’re never
leaving me, ever!” [laughs] It’s like–
and then it’s like… The girls do it, right?
That’s another thing. A lot of females. Like, you could’ve just
found a different boyfriend. Like, the girls do it. No, they– no, they–
girls go after– They lock in. They lock in, they go after
the new girlfriend, wife, or whatever and
they kill up everything. And they plan it too. They plan it,
but they always get caught. And then they got this
other show,Disappeared. They never find… Yo,Disappeared.
I can’t watch that show. Because they never
find the person. It’s like no end. There’s no end
to that show. It’s like, what?
Then it’s like– Yeah, I don’t watch that show. Listen, man,
it’s different, man. I’m like, “Some of these people
don’t want to be found.” Oh, you think
some of them ran away? Yeah, because one dude,
like, they found blood and the way that they knew
that the blood dropped, it couldn’t have been, you know, it couldn’t have been splattered because it wasn’t splattered. Like, he put the drops there. He didn’t want
to be found. Oh, he faked
his own death. I think so. So you watch the
forensics parts too? Everything. Yeah, I’ll go in. I’ll go in. Are you researching anything
for some reason? Yeah. Sometimes
when it’s a story that’s like, “Oh, really?” I’ll go back
and I’ll google the name, like, “Really?
This really happened.” It seems like a lot. Like, they don’t seem to
be running out of content. Nah, never. Never. There’s a lot of content
of wives killing husbands. One interesting story that
I caught a couple of times is the story about
this dude that was, I want to say in Florida,
in Miami or something like that. He had won the lotto, right?
And um, he had won the lotto and he was buying
all his family stuff and he had all this stuff.
And then, you know, I think it was his girlfriend
or his wife that he married, they plotted to kill him
and they killed him and they found him
in his Cadillac truck. That was crazy.
And they wasn’t even white. Oh. They weren’t white.
What were they? – They were maybe black.
– Wow! That was different. Oh, so that was like
an oddball they did. Yeah, that was an oddball. That was an
M. Night Shyamalan version. Yeah, that was 10 percent, like, “What? You’re doing
white crimes, man.” How did you get
into these shows? Um, I don’t know, man. It’s like– I think
being on the road, right? And not having a lot to look at. You know, some cities, you know,
the cable’s, you know… It’s just basic cable. It’s basic cable. There’s no BET, there’s no VH1,
there’s no videos. It’s like, “Alright, cool.”
I watch a lot of news also. I watch a lot of CNN,
a lot of world news. I can’t stand the news. Yeah. But I like
to watch it, right? Because, I mean,
Trump is hilarious to me, right? So I like to watch it, but I will start, you know, going through the channels and then I just stumble on it and be like, “Damn, really?” And I’m sitting there for hours
just like, “Oh my god.” Well, they definitely–
once you watch one, you’re not-
you gotta watch four. Right. You got to. They definitely keep you
captivated and then– You have to. I like the way they do it
because, like, one’ll end and then
there’s no commercial. The next one just starts. Yeah. Yeah. So they keep you, and then once you hear the story you’re like, “Alright.” Yeah. And the way they narrate
it is just so dramatic. [laughs] Just so dramatic.
It’s just like, “Nancy…” You watch all these
reenactment shows. First of all, do you like
the acting in these shows? Because some of these, I feel
like these are actors that– I’m not looking at it
for good acting. I’m– you know,
I’m following the stories. A lot of them,
it’s like a mystery. Who did it? Right. LikeThe Perfect Murder,
it’s like you might not even know who did it
till you get to the end. Yeah. They tease,
they drag it along. Yeah, they know
what they’re doing. What about, um– do you watch
any shows likeFirst 48?First 48. Yeah. I don’t watch it
as much as I used to, but yeah, I used to
watch it a lot. That’s different
than these type of shows. That’s different. That’s more from
the cop’s perspective. So it’s like, you know–
but you get to learn a lot, and a lot of snitching
on there. Definitely. It’s a lot of snitches. A lot of snitching. A lot of snitching.
A lot of snitching. “I’m going to
tell you who did it. I ain’t got nothing
to do with it because I was up the block. And then when Jojo came
down here, he had a gun out and I knew he was gonna
do something because he was mad and he was bleeding
from the mouth.” [laughter] “You say he was
bleeding from the mouth. What do you mean
he was bleeding?” “Yeah, he was bleeding
from the mouth because Timmy
punched him earlier and I knew he was coming back
and I knew it was something. So I ran in and
I just heard the shots.” “How many shots did you hear?” “It was about 14.” “You heard 14 shots?
Count them for me.” “Bow, bow, bow,
boop, boop, boop, boop, pow, pow. Pop. Pop. Pop.”
Like, damn. Yo, have you ever noticed
on those shows, it seems like you could get
anyone in the hood to snitch if you just give them, like, a
can of soda and a bag of chips? Because it be cold in there. That’s another thing.
Those rooms are cold. I don’t know.
Go on, go on. It’s cold and
you in there like this, in your T-shirt like this. – Are they cold on purpose?
– On purpose! They want you to
be uncomfortable? Yes, uncomfortable, tired. Right. Agitated.
And they want to, you know, kinda throw your freedom
in your in your face like that. Like, “Listen, man, you know,
you could get outta here. You know, just tell us
what happened.” Have you ever snitched? Never. Never snitched. Never.
Have you ever snitched? – Yeah. Yeah.
– You have? – You have no problem snitchin’? – No problem whatsoever. – What is snitching–?
– You don’t have to find– – What is snitching to you?
– Right away. What is snitching to you? -“He did it.”
– That’s it? “That guy did it.” I snitched on you before. – You have?
– I have. This is going
to sound awkward. I got detained once. You got detained? I had a warrant,
I didn’t know about it. Okay. And uh, I never tell this story because I’m very embarrassed
of how fast I snitched, and it was–
I had a car accident. Right. So when they ran my license
for the car accident, the guy was like,
“Yo, you got a warrant.” I was like, “Warrant? I don’t…
I don’t do anything.” Right. He’s like,
“I gotta take you in.” So he took me in and
they found out who I was. All of a sudden, there was
like four cops in there taking pictures with me,
everything. They go, “Oh, my daughter
loves you, da-da-da,” and then, uh,
all of a sudden the cops start
leaving the room, right? And then this one cop
in a suit comes in. Homicide Joe Kenda. Yo, and he’s like, “Hey, say,
uh, you’re on the radio.” I was like,
“Oh, I used to be.” They’re like, “Yeah, you ever… Do you ever see anything?” [laughs] And I was like, “Oh, man!” That’s the stupidest question
in the world when they ask that. Yeah, “Have you ever
seen anything?” I was like, “Nah,” like,
“What do you mean?” Driving up the street. He was like, “You know,
you’re around a lot of guys who carry guns.” I was like, “Oh yeah,
Maino always has a gun on him.” [Maino laughs] “Is that what
you’re looking for? Because I can tell you
who has the guns.” And uh, I didn’t know
what he meant at first. I said, “Yeah, Maino always has. Every time I’ve ever seen him.” Every time. “He has a gun.”
And the reason why I said that – is ’cause I know you don’t.
– Right. –but I just had to
get the heat off of me. Yeah, so you just had
to put it on somebody. Alright. So let me ask you
about these shows. You watch them a lot,
you must learn a lot. What is it that white people
need to do these murders? What is it they need? Yeah, because you said
they do them differently. I know what you would do. Listen, I saw something
the other day. A white person, a white lady
killed her husband with eye drops. – Eye drops?
– Yeah. [laughter] That’s a fact!
That is a fact. The chemical
that’s in eyedrops, right? There’s a chemical in there,
that if you pour a lot of it into food or whatever,
or in your drink whatever, it could kill somebody. So sheBreaking Bad-ed him?Breaking Bad-ed him. Yeah, she used chemistry.
That’s the thing. We’re talking chemistry, we talkin’ a lot of
stuff like that. So yeah, it’s different. Is that– an eye drop, you think that’s the whitest
murder weapon you ever heard of? That is pretty much
the whitest. Okay, so we got
white weapons. Give me Puerto Rican weapons. Puerto Rican murder weapons. Um, anything
in the kitchen. [laughter] Anything? Anything. Like,
we talking Sazón… – Oh, seasonings?
– Seasonings. Over– like, you overseason
someone’s food. Seasoning with a knife. Like, okay, Sazón,
some Adobo, like, just… whatever, like, you know? Are you saying
the Sazón or the Adobo, which are Puerto Rican spices. Yeah. Throw it,
hit your eye. Oh, like a distraction. Then they come with the
uh– with the, you know, with the steak knife. What about, um– I mean,
you’re an African American. What’s the black
murder weapons? Pipe, baseball bat,
pistol… yeah. [laughs] Italian murder weapons:
violin string. Italian and black
murder weapons are similar? No, only with guns. Oh, vi– did you say
“violin string”? Yeah. You know, like,
the guitar string, you know? [laughs] Um, because I like to watch
the mob shows too. Which ones of those you watch? What’s the story on those? I like everything. Like, I love the story of Gotti, the whole story about
how he was so ambitious and he rose to power. He did something that
he wasn’t supposed to do, which he killed Castellano. He wasn’t supposed to do that,
but he did it and he owned it. And um, I kinda-
I kinda– See? This is what I don’t
understand about this, though. Everyone, uh, all the
hood people always look at Gotti as he did this crazy thing, but Castellano was really
on some business shit and was legitimizing
these crimes, these establishments
into legitimate businesses. And he had a brain
that was changing it– He was, but Gotti
was a different breed. He was old-school in the fashion
that he was a gun boy, so he was a gangster.
He was a gangster’s gangster, and one thing
I respect about Gotti is that he was true to himself all the way to the end. See, whoever you are, you just need to
be true to yourself. Whoever you are, whatever it is
that you do, just be that. He was treated– he didn’t
make no excuses for who he was. He went out the way he lived
and I respect that. Mhm. Maino, thank you so much
for joining us, man. I really appreciate it. [applause] ♪♪