We had the good fortune of connecting with Maine Laveau and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maine, what are you inspired by?
I myself find inspiration from being Challenged, my surroundings and environment. Elders and Peers including myself go through so much in a day and there are 24 hours in day, so all them won’t and can’t be the same. Even when making money every sale comes with a different buyer, just like every producer comes with a different beat, you as an artist have to meet and greet the challenge with victory.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Maine Laveau was Born November 7th and raised in Miami, FL with two brothers, three sisters, and his mother. Maine’s Dad Jerry Lee Hawkins Sr. died late October 1995 of the sexually transmitted disease known as HIV, when he was at the age (3) three. Being left fatherless and only his siblings and peers to look for direction with life, he began to find a path with music and entertainment even in the rough neighborhood. Maine first started paying attention to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Bryan “Baby Williams and J Prince of Rap a lot Records. These three guys they knew a lot about music, which made Maine want to know more about music. Urban music was rotated in his household daily ,Maine usually listened to music with his older sister Taneka and brother Jerry, who inspired him to dance as she did. Maine soon began to favor Recording Artists such as Michael Jackson, Fabolous, Trick Daddy, Jay Z, Gucci Mane, Migos, and everybody’s favorite The Hot Boys. Being intrigued by these stars He later began practicing what he saw every Saturday on the tv which led him to start performing at the age (8) eight with a church group in liberty city called youth in action. After receiving big shouts and heavy applause from the crowds at church he and his group of young stars performed for Maine wanted to venture outside of the church life and see what the new world of hip hop was really all about. The early ‘2000’s began to come about which meant change everywhere including the music that Maine listened to. Maine’s good friend introduced him to a new local Rapper by the name of Jay Z who rapped alongside the great Notorious Big and that’s when Maine wrote his first rhyme. by the 7th grade, Maine started rapping and went by the name “Kid Infamous”, always involved in sports such as football and track & field, Maine wasn’t able to play these sports the organized way due to any reason either his mom didn’t have the money for him to participate or he was just too small. The year was 2008 and it was Christmas Maine didn’t expect much for the holidays but was surprised when his mom got him a karaoke machine. Not only did it boost Maine ’s Motivation but it let him know that his mom was paying attention to the creativity he was trying to cook up. As Time passed so did Maine’s urge to make music, He started highschool and finally started playing sports. Though never leaving the world of music, and taking the role as an athlete Maine still stayed close to early morning ciphers that took place in the morning on the basketball court or in the lunch spill out during lunchtime. 2012 Maine was Awarded a Scholarship to play college football in his senior year of high school, but due to low HSCT scores, his scholarship was revoked. Maine later moved Back home in November 2013 after an upsetting football dream disaster, early 2013 received his G.E.D. at Lindsay Hopkins Tech. Pursuing life 2013 Maine began to move back to the entertainment world and took His position as a Recording Artist were he started his very own record label FLYBOY MUSC GROUP TM. March 4, 2013, he had his first child and named her “Sehven”, which he defined her name as “Complete” which gave him the motivation to release the highly anticipated project FLY GOD SEASON . Today Maine is fearless in his approach to the entertainment world which is the reason no other artist will be able to recreate his sound, he spawned countless loosely associated acts with his energy and charisma. When asked what inspired him the most on his journey to becoming the great recording artist he is today, he answered “himself” followed by “he was taken for granted”.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m from Carol City !!!!! As Rick Ross would say but Wynwood period is my playground.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First the Most High and Second the Universe, because they let me turn this world into my playground , next I would like to thank all my ancestors all gone but never forgotten m