Hi Hater

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"Hi Hater (Maino song)"
Single by Maino
from the album If Tomorrow Comes...
B-side "Be Me"
Released April 29, 2008
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:30
Label Atlantic
Producer(s) Mista Raja, Maino (co-producer)
Maino singles chronology
"Hi Hater"
(2008)
"All the Above"
(2009)

"Hi Hater" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Maino, released as his commercial debut single and the lead single from his debut album, If Tomorrow Comes... (2009).[1] The song is featured in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

Background[edit]

The song was co-produced by Mista Raja and Maino. The song primarily samples hip hop legend Jimmy Spicer's hit song, "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)".

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Dan the Man and mostly takes place in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, which is Maino's hometown.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[2] 8
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[2] 26
US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[3] 16

Remix[edit]

"Hi Hater (Remix)"
Hi Hater remix.jpg
"Hi Hater (Remix)" cover
Song by Maino featuring T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous
Released June 1, 2008
Format Digital download
A-side "Hood Love"
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:26
Label Hustle Hard, Atlantic
Producer Mista Raja, Maino (co-producer)
Chronology
"Brooklyn Salute Part 1"
(02)
"Hi Hater (Remix)"
(3)
"Put On (New York Remix)"
(04)
Music video
"Hi Hater (Remix)" on YouTube

A remix of "Hi Hater" was released in June 2008, featuring guest appearances from fellow American rappers Swizz Beatz, T.I., Plies, Jadakiss and Fabolous. The remix was included on Maino's fourth mixtape Maino is the Future, which was hosted by Big Mike and released in October 2008.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the remix, directed by Mazik Saevitz, was released September 11, 2008. It was shot at Cinema World Studios in Brooklyn, where American recording artists Mýa, Big Kuntry King, Common and Red Cafe, all showed up to make cameo appearances.[5][6]

The set up of the video begins with T.I. parodying P. Diddy's appearance in the "Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)" music video, when he says "Hatas, Come out and play" while knocking to coke bottles together, which in turned parodied The Warriors. The video features the artist in front of a white background, rapping there verses. At the end of each of the verses, The artists' hand prints appear on screen in different colors, Maino's purple at the end of the video, T.I.'s orange, Swizz Beatz's dark green, Plies's yellow, and Jadakiss's blue. Fabolous does not use his hand, but uses the hand of one of the video girls, the last hand print is pink.[7]

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