Mack Maine

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Mack Maine
Mack Maine at General Motors Place concert.jpg
Mack Maine at General Motors Place concert in Vancouver, 2009.
Background information
Birth name Jermaine Preyan
Born (1982-07-28) July 28, 1982 (age 32)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, President of Young Money Entertainment
Years active 2004–present
Labels Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts Young Money, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jae Millz, T-Pain

Jermaine Preyan (born July 28, 1982), better known by his stage name Mack Maine, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mack Maine is signed to Young Money Entertainment, an imprint of Birdman's Universal Motown-distributed Cash Money Records, and is currently the president of the label.[1] He is the co-founder of Kush Entertainment and has also founded his own label, Soothe Your Soul Records.[2]

Biography[edit]

Jermaine Preyan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He formed a friendship with Dwayne Carter aka Lil Wayne at the age of eleven. In 2003, he placed 16th out of a thousand contestants in a freestyle battle hosted by MTV; this, combined with a backstage performance at the 2004 BET Awards with Cassidy,led him to becoming a founding member of Young Money Entertainment with Lil Wayne in 2005. In 2008, Mack Maine appeared on the official remix of Lil Wayne's third single from Tha Carter III, "Got Money," and performed the song with Wayne on Saturday Night Live on September 14.[2] At the 2008 Ozone Awards, he won the "Patiently Waiting: Louisiana" award.[3]

In 2009, he performed with Lil Wayne on his "I Am Music" tour, performing every night in his own set,[4] as well as mtvU's Spring Break 2009 concert.[5] He also released a mixtape presented by Don Cannon entitled This Is Just a Mixtape, featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Mistah Fab, Gorilla Zoe, Pleasure P, Rick Ross, Mystikal, and Soulja Slim.[2][4] Mack Maine appears on the Young Money collaboration album, including the first single, "Every Girl".[6][7] Along with Birdman, Slim, Cortez Bryant, and other past and present Cash Money artists, he starred in Lil Wayne's Behind the Music episode, which premiered September 11, 2009.

In March 2010, Mack Maine appeared with Snoop Dogg on T-Pain's single, "Ghetto Commandments."[8] Maine was also featured on the music video of Playaz Circle's Hit song with Lil Wayne, "Duffle Bag Boy". On March 17, 2013 Mack Maine released the music video for "Celebrate" featuring Lil Wayne and Talib Kweli.[9]

Legal issues[edit]

On September 16, 2013, Mack Maine was charged with sexual battery following an incident that occurred on August 22 during Lil Wayne's "Amerika's Most Wanted" tour. Allegedly Maine invited two women onto a tour bus and when they were on it, he put his hand down one woman's clothing, grabbing her breast without her consent. TMZ says the documents claim that when the women wanted to leave the bus, Maine reportedly held the door shut, and punched one of them in her face, breaking her jaw.[10] On September 20, 2013, Mack Maine voluntarily turned himself in to Oklahoma County police, and was released on 9,000 dollar bond.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2014: Maine 4 President[4]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
US
Rap
We Are Young Money[12]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[12]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Rich Gang[13]
  • Released: July 23, 2013 (US)[13]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 2 2
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[14]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[14]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
TBR TBR TBR

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2006: Young Money Vol. 1 (with Lil' Wayne & Curren$y)
  • 2006: G-Series (with Curren$y)[4]
  • 2008: Mack Maine BOBO 101[4]
  • 2008: B!tch I'm Mack Maine (Freestyle 102)[4]
  • 2009: DJ Don Cannon Presents: This is Just a Mixtape[2][15][16]
  • 2010: DJ Rockstar Presents: The Laxative
  • 2011: Billionaire Minds (with Birdman)[4]
  • 2012: Don’t Let It Go Waste[4]
  • 2013: Freestyle 102: No Pens or Pads[17]
  • 2013: Food For Thought

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US
Rap

[20]
DEN
[21]
"Throw It Back"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2009 Maine 4 President
"All in One Swipe"
(featuring Rick Ross and Birdman)
2010
"Celebrate"
(featuring Lil Wayne and Talib Kweli)
2013
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[22]
US
R&B

[23]
US
Rap

[24]
CAN
[25]
"I Get Money"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne, Mack Maine and T-Pain)
2011 Bigga Than Life
"B-Boyz"
(Birdman featuring Mack Maine, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood and DJ Khaled)
2012 Billionaire Minds
"Dark Shades"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne and Mack Maine)
Bigga Than Life
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Shovlin' Snow" 2005 Birdman, Currensy, Lil Wayne Fast Money
"Poppin them Bottles" 2006 Currensy, Lil Wayne Dedication 2
"Ridin wit the AK"
"I Know The Future" 2007 Lil Wayne The Drought Is Over 2 (The Carter 3 Sessions)
"Zoo"
"Dedication 3" 2008 Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Willie the Kid Dedication 3
"A Million Lights" 2011 DJ Khaled, Kevin Rudolf, Tyga, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz We the Best Forever
"As Da World Turns" 2012 Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne Guddaville 3
"Don't Pay 4 It" DJ Khaled, Wale, Tyga, Kirko Bangz Kiss the Ring
"Money to Make" 2013 Birdman, Rick Ross The H
"Feelat" Cory Gunz Datz WTF I'm Talkin Bout
"Dreams Come True"[26] Yo Gotti, Ace Hood, Birdman Rich Gang
"Angel"[26] Lil Wayne, Mystikal, Jae Millz, Ace Hood, Gudda Gudda, Birdman

Awards and nominations[edit]

BET Awards[edit]

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment. The awards are presented annually and broadcasts live on BET.[27]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Young Money Best New Artist Nominated
Best Group Won
"BedRock"
(Young Money featuring Lloyd)
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2014 Young Money Best Group Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lil Wayne’s Presidential Homey, KJMM 105.3 FM. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Fleischer, Adam. Mack Maine: Mainstreamin', XXL. Published January 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  3. ^ Reid, Shaheem. Rick Ross, T-Pain, Big Boi, David Banner Rock Ozone Awards In Houston Despite Pre-Show Scuffle, MTV News. Published August 12, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h New Mack Maine Interview – Talks About YM Album, Every Girl Music Video & More, NewLilWayne.com. Published March 27, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Mack Maine, mtvU. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. Mannie Fresh On Hot Boys Reunion, "It's Gotta Be Right", SOHH. Published April 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  7. ^ Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits, Billboard. Published April 7, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  8. ^ T-Pain Gives His 'Ghetto Commandments', Vibe. Published March 23, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  9. ^ "Video: Mack Maine f/ Lil Wayne and Talib Kweli "Celebrate"". Complex. 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  10. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/09/mack-maine-reportedly-charged-with-sexual-battery
  11. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/09/mack-maine-surrenders-cops-sexual-battery-case-released-bond/
  12. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "We Are Young Money – Young Money". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  13. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Gang – Rich Gang". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  14. ^ a b "Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ Carter, Jay. Mack Maine: It's My Time, 24hourhiphop.com. Published April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  16. ^ Garland, Maurice. Mack Maine X Don Cannon-This Is Just A Mixtape, Ozone Magazine. Published January 21, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  17. ^ "Mack Maine - Freestyle 102: No Pens No Pads Hosted by Young Money // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  18. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Discography Ace Hood". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  22. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  23. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  24. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  25. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b Paine, Jake (2013-07-14). "YMCMB & Friends "Rich Gang" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  27. ^ "Press Release". Black Entertainment Television. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 

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