¡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
NonMS
Wrekonize
Past members Plex Luthor
L T Hopkins
Gianni Ca$h

¡Mayday! is an American hip hop group from Miami, Florida. The group consists of rappers Bernz and Ben Miller (a.k.a. Wrekonize) along with producer, and percussionist Andrews Mujica (a.k.a. NonMS); keyboard player and guitarist Aaron Eckhart (a.k.a. Plex Luthor), drummer Terrel (a.k.a. L T Hopkins), and bassist Gianni Perocapi (a.k.a. Gianni Ca$h) were part of the group until 2015, the band is currently signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label.

Career[edit]

Foundation and Early Days (2003-2009)[edit]

The group was founded by Plex Luthor and Bernz in Miami, 2003, 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] The band released their first studio album, ¡Mayday!, in September 2006.

In 2008, producer Gianni Ca$h joined the group; in 2009, vocalist and producer Wrekonize, percussionist NonMS, and drummer L.T. Hopkins joined ¡Mayday!, bringing the number of members to 6.[2] In February 2009, ¡Mayday! released their first EP "The Thinnest Line". A few months later, in June 2009, they released a follow-up EP titled "Technology".

Lords of the Fly & Stuck on an Island (2010)[edit]

Lil Wayne worked with the group for two unofficial 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.[3] Shortly after working with Lil Wayne, remixes of both tracks, plus another Lil Wayne track "On Fire" were released on ¡Mayday!'s first mixtape "Lords of the Fly". The mixtape included new tracks, remixes, and freestyles to serve as a prelude to their next album Stuck on an Island, which released shortly after.

Signing with Strange Music (2011 - Present)[edit]

In early 2011 independent label frontman Tech N9ne reached out to ¡Mayday!, and featured them on two tracks of his album Welcome to Strangeland. Bernz and Wrekonize were also featured on a bonus track of the album, on June 3, 2011, Mayday signed with Strange Music.[4]

Their third studio album, Take Me to Your Leader was their first major album released under Strange Music on March 26, 2012,[5] the lead single from that album titled "Badlands" and featuring Tech N9ne received over half a million views on YouTube within the first two months.[6] On August 27, 2012, Miami New Times uploaded a list of the 50 Best Miami Bands of All Time where ¡Mayday! was listed as #27. Along with their placement on the list, Miami New Times stated that "¡Mayday! just might be Miami rap's future."[7] On August 7, 2012, ¡Mayday! released their first EP under Strange Music, "Thrift Store Halos".

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.

In 2014 on June 10, Members of ¡Mayday! teamed up with newly signed Strange Music artist Murs to bring together ¡Mursday!. Shortly after the release of ¡Mursday!, ¡Mayday! and Murs released a free EP on Soundcloud presented by Boost Mobile titled "Ready 2 Run".[8]

Shortly before ¡Mayday! released their sixth studio album Future Vintage on September 18, 2015, Plex Luthor formally departed the group on good terms [9]. After the album release, the group toured all around the country. Along with touring, rappers Bernz and Wrekonize have been releasing their solo albums, on June 22 2017, while on Facebook live, they announced their new album called Search Party with the album cover and a release date of September 8, 2017.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10][11]
US R&B
[12]
US Rap
[13][14]
¡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
92 18 15
Believers
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
75 19 11
¡MursDay![15]
(with Murs)
  • Released: June 10, 2014
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
45 4
Future Vintage
  • Released: September 18, 2015
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
112 9 8
Search Party
  • Scheduled: September 8, 2017
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
US R&B
[12]
US Rap
[13]
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 albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
US R&B
[12]
US Rap
[13]
Lords Of The Fly
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Mayday Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
Smash And Grab
  • Released: December 20, 2012
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist
Title Album
"Tabletops"
(with Murs)
¡MursDay!

As featured artist[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Peak chart positions Album
Bubbling
under

[16]
US R&B
[17]
US Rap
[18]
FR
[19]
"Fragile"
(Tech N9ne featuring Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! and Kendall Morgan)
16 38 23 135 Something Else

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
"Retrogression" 2011 Tech N9ne Welcome to Strangeland
"The Noose" Tech N9ne
"EMJ" Tech N9ne, Irv da Phenom, Kutt Calhoun, Stevie Stone, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Magnum PI
"Klusterfuk" 2012 Tech N9ne, Sassy Klusterfuk
"Blur" Tech N9ne
"Can't Stand Me" Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
"Ugly Duckling" Tech N9ne, Aqualeo
"Awkward" Tech N9ne
"D.K.N.Y." Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
"Dream of a King" Krizz Kaliko, Prozak Kickin' and Screamin'
"The Road" Stevie Stone, Magnum PI Rollin' Stone
"Eating You" 2013 Brotha Lynch Hung Mannibalector
"Fragile" Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Kendall Morgan Something Else
"Colorado" Tech N9ne, B.o.B, Ces Cru, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz
"Indigo" Stevie Stone, Mai Lee 2 Birds 1 Stone
"Head Now" Tech N9ne Therapy
"Nobody Cares (The Remix)" 2014 Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru Strangeulation
"Strangeulation III" Kutt Calhoun, Ubiquitous
"We Are Free" Tech N9ne
"My Life" 2015 Prozak Black Ink
"Wake and Bake" Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko Strangeulation Vol. II
"Strangeulation Vol. II Cypher V" Murs
"Same Ol' Day" 2017 Murs, Eric Biddines Captain California

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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. ^ "¡Mayday! Recruits". Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Video: Lil Wayne Rockin' Out With MAYDAY! (Part 2)". Lilwaynehq.com. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ Koroma, Salima (2011-04-08). "Tech N9ne Signs ¡Mayday! To Strange Music | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Take Me to Your Leader by ¡MAYDAY!". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Mayday "Badlands" (Feat. Tech N9ne) Official Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  7. ^ "50 Best Miami Bands of All Time". Miami New Times. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  8. ^ "LISTEN & DOWNLOAD - ¡MURSDAY! - 'Ready 2 Run' EP". Strange Music Inc. 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2017-02-17. 
  9. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "¡MAYDAY! Addresses Plex Luthor Departure". 
  10. ^ a b c "Mayday! - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Billboard 200: June 28, 2014". Billboard. 
  12. ^ a b c "Mayday! - Chart History: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. 
  13. ^ a b c "Mayday! - Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. 
  14. ^ "Rap Albums: June 28, 2014". Billboard. 
  15. ^ "MURS And ¡Mayday!'s Joint Album Is Coming Out In June - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles - May 17, 2014". Billboard. 
  17. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs : May 10, 2014". Billboard. 
  18. ^ "Hot Rap Songs : May 10, 2014". Billboard. 
  19. ^ LesCharts.com "Fragile" page (French Singles Chart)

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