¡Mayday!

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¡Mayday!
Origin Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop, rock
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Labels Strange Music
Associated acts Tech N9ne, Murs
Website www.maydayonline.com
Members Bernz
Gianni Cash
L T Hopkins
Plex Luthor
NonMS
Wrekonize

¡Mayday! is an American hip hop group from Miami, Florida. The group consists of rapper Bernz, rapper Ben Miller (aka Wrekonize), producer, keyboard player and guitarist Aaron Eckhart (aka Plex Luthor), percussionist Andrews Mujica (aka NonMS), drummer Terrel (aka L T Hopkins), and bassist Gianni Perocapi (aka Gianni Cash). The band is currently signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label.

Career[edit]

Early days (2006-2011)[edit]

The band is known for its Miami-underground hit "Quicksand", which earned them a deal with SouthBeat Records, and their first single and 2006 music video "Groundhog Day", featuring Cee-Lo Green (directed by Jokes) which received over 2 million views on the online video site YouTube within only a day of being added.[1] Lil Wayne was fortunate enough to work with the superstar group for two unoffical videos; both videos - Da Da Da and Get a Life, were filmed on the roof of a building in the middle of the day, with spectators apparently attending a free concert.[2]

Signing to Strange Music (2011-present)[edit]

In early 2011 independent label frontman Tech N9ne reached out to ¡Mayday!, and featured them on his album Welcome to Strangeland. On June 3, 2011, Mayday signed with Strange Music.[3] Their newest album, Take Me to Your Leader was their first major album released under Strange Music on March 26, 2012.[4] The lead single from that album tited "Badlands" and featuring Tech N9ne received over half a million views on YouTube within the first two months.[5] On July 16, 2013, Mayday released their fourth studio album Believers. They also featured on Tech N9ne's single "Fragile", which was released shortly after Believers. In 2013, the band went on tour with Tech N9ne during his Something Else Tour.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
¡Mayday!
  • Released: September 2006
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Stuck on an Island
  • Released: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Take Me to Your Leader
  • Released: March 26, 2012
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
86 18 15
Believers[6]
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
75 19 11
¡MursDay![7]
(with Murs)
  • Released: June 10, 2014
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
45 4
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
On 2 Something
  • Released: January 2009
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
The Thinnest Line
  • Released: February 14, 2009
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Technology
  • Released: June 23, 2009
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Thrift Store Halos
  • Released: August 7, 2012
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
153 23 16
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Lords Of The Fly
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Smash and Grab
  • Released: December 20, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B US Rap FR
[8]
"Fragile"
(Tech N9ne featuring Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! and Kendall Morgan)
116 38 23 135 Something Else

References[edit]

  1. ^ "¡Mayday! – Groundhog Day (Feat Mack Maine, Cee-Lo Green & GhostWridah) [Music Video". Young Money HQ. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  2. ^ "Video: Lil Wayne Rockin’ Out With MAYDAY! (Part 2)". Lilwaynehq.com. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  3. ^ Koroma, Salima (2011-04-08). "Tech N9ne Signs ĄMayday! To Strange Music | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Take Me to Your Leader by ¡MAYDAY!". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Mayday "Badlands" (Feat. Tech N9ne) Official Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Strange Music, Inc". Blog.strangemusicinc.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  7. ^ "MURS And ¡Mayday!'s Joint Album Is Coming Out In June - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  8. ^ LesCharts.com "Fragile" page (French Singles Chart)

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