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Mack Maine

At General Motors Place concert in Vancouver.
Background information
Birth name Jermaine Preyan
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Of America
Genres Hip hop, Soul, Neo Soul, Pop, R&B, Funk, Jazz
Occupations Rapper, Singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Young Money, Universal Motown
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jae Millz, Nicki Minaj, Gorilla Zoe, T-Pain, DJ Don Cannon, Young Money Entertainment
Website Official website

Jermaine Preyan, known by his stage name Mack Maine, is an American rapper and singer. Mack Maine is signed to Young Money Entertainment, an imprint of Lil Wayne's Universal Records-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]

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Biography

Jermaine Preyan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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, gained the notice of Young Money founder Lil Wayne, who signed him to the label. 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][6][7] His solo album, Maine 4 President, is expected to be released around the same time as Lil Wayne's album Rebirth.[2][4] Mack Maine appears on the Young Money collaboration album, including the first single, "Every Girl".[8][9] 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.

Discography

Albums

Mixtapes

  • 2006: G-Series (with Curren$y)[4]
  • 2008: Freestyle 101[4]
  • 2008: Bitch I'm Mack Maine (Freestyle 102)[4]
  • 2009: DJ Don Cannon Presents: This is Just a Mixtape[2][6][7]

Singles

References

  1. ^ Lil Wayne’s Presidential Homey, KJMM 105.3 FM. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f 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 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. ^ a b c Carter, Jay. Mack Maine: It's My Time, 24hourhiphop.com. Published April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  7. ^ a b Garland, Maurice. Mack Maine X Don Cannon-This Is Just A Mixtape, Ozone Magazine. Published January 21, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  8. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. Mannie Fresh On Hot Boys Reunion, "It's Gotta Be Right", SOHH. Published April 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  9. ^ a b Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits, Billboard. Published April 7, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.

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