As most of you know, rapper Maino's debut album "If Tomorrow Never Comes" dropped on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Michael Jackson's untimely passing means Maino likely has no chance of cracking the top 10 on the charts.

But that didn't stop the Atlantic Records and Hustle Hard from feting Maino and the release of his debut cd with a surprise dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House in NYC last night.

Thanks to PR superstar Sydney Margolis of Atlantic Records and the incomparable celebrity photographer, Ray Tamarra, for the pics!


L to R: Julie Greenwald/ COO of Atlantic, Maino's manager Karl Lawrence and Maino

MORE pics after the break!


Maino, left, and Mike Kyser/ President of Atlantic Black Music


Photos by Ray Tamarra/TheCrusade.net

  • Anna

    Why does the champaigne bottle say "If Tomorrow Comes", did they pay buy the letter?

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    But that didn’t stop the Atlantic Records and Hustle Hard from feting Maino and the release of his debut cd with a surprise dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House in NYC last night.

    I love a great steak and I know the economy must really suck if you have a debut cd party at a steak house. LOL.

  • Anna

    Since I was critizing, couldn't figure out if the cake has whip cream or not. It looks like sugary ass frosting.

  • iscream

    Yeah Manio timing was off like a mutha.

    But

    Don't worry.

    You wouldn't have sold that many albums anyway. Where was the promo for your album. & Michael's death can't stop people from buying your album if they were already going to purchase it. :shrug:

  • SunnyPA

    @Anna

    ROFL

  • Nina

    Yeah - no one is checking for Maino right now.

  • Daisy

    I like butter creme and cream cheese icing that whipped mess is nasty

  • iscream

    Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese frosting is MmMm Mmmmm good. (Licking my lips)

  • Daisy

    Ice that's my FAV cake and that's what I want for a layer of my wedding cake

  • Shauny

    Daisy a red velvet cake it the cake MOST likely to fall apart as a wedding cake. Wait until you start watching those wedding shows. I learned that from the shows because I wanted a layer of my cake to be red velvet UNTIL I saw all of those peoples cake torn up while they were trying to transport it. You might have to get a personal small one.

  • Daisy

    Shauny I watch wedding shows already and they offer them all the time as samples on those shows I didn't say the whole cake lol

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    NY STAND UP...Support NY artist...
    that said who is maino?

    def jam sucks thet did zero promo for the boy..heck he shoulda profomed at the EBT awards at least they werent doing nothing else....Godspeed maino

  • Shauny

    I know you said a layer and I didn't say those cakes where whole red velvet cakes. Some of them were but some people had their bottom layer and those cakes tore the hell up. When the bottom went, everything else followed. Good luck though when you find your Mr. Right

  • Daisy

    Thanks mr right needs to find me sooner than later lol

  • KaraZ

    I think the fact that red velvet cake (not even pictured btw) is getting more attention than the artist pictured in this here thread is very telling...

  • pointhimout

    what song has he done or collabed on? i only know of his name because of this site. ruth chris steak house. bigger the artist, the bigger the party.

  • Kymystry

    who ?

  • Anna

    I think the fact that red velvet cake (not even pictured btw) is getting more attention than the artist pictured in this here thread is very telling…
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    You are so right. I don't know whot the "cat" in the pic is but I love me some "red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.