Hi Hater

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"Hi Hater (Maino song)"
Hi Hater.jpg
Single by Maino
from the album If Tomorrow Comes...
B-side"Be Me"
ReleasedApril 29, 2008
Format
Recorded2008
GenreHip hop
Length3:30
LabelAtlantic
Producer(s)
  • Mista Raja
  • Maino (co-producer)
Maino singles chronology
"Hi Hater (Maino song)"
(2008)
"All the Above"
(2009)

"Hi Hater" is a song by American rapper 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
Song by Maino featuring T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous
from the album Maino Is the Future
ReleasedJune 1, 2008
FormatDigital download
Recorded2008
GenreHip hop
Length4:26
LabelHustle Hard, Atlantic
Producer(s)Mista Raja, Maino (co-producer)
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 two 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography of Maino". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. ^ a b Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  3. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  4. ^ "Maino – Maino Is the Future // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
  5. ^ Maino - Hi Hater (Remix) Behind The Scenes
  6. ^ On Set of Maino’s ‘Hi Hater (Remix)’ Video
  7. ^ Maino: "Hi Hater" Remix (Video)