In a little over a month, Maino will release his long-awaited sophomore album, Day After Tomorrow. Before the release of his album will be his mixtape, I Am Who I Am. The mixtape is sub-titled The Album Before The Album.
Despite I Am Who I Am truly being a mixtape, Maino said he is treating it more like an album. Working with several DJs for the album, Maino said this will be a real mixtape. He will have freestyles, along with new music, for the album.
During an interview with BET.com, Maino revealed a number of guest appearances. Maino has recruited Ace Hood, Yo Gotti, Prodigy, Trina, and Jim Jones. With that type of lineup, the mixtape is truly an album before an album.