Mack Maine

Mack Maine
Preyan in 2010
Preyan in 2010
Background information
Birth nameJermaine Anthony Preyan
Born (1982-07-28) July 28, 1982 (age 41)
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GenresHip hop
  • Record executive
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Years active2003–present

Jermaine Anthony Preyan (born July 28, 1982), better known by his stage name Mack Maine, is an American record executive, songwriter, and rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Mack Maine has been the president of Young Money Entertainment since 2009, and is also the founder of his own label, Soothe Your Soul Records.[1]

Mack Maine has had a long working relationship with Young Money’s flagship artist, Lil Wayne, who is a longtime friend of his. He co-wrote Wayne’s singles “How to Love" and "Got Money", and also co-wrote "So Sophisticated" by Wayne’s close associate Rick Ross; he received formal writing credit on all three.

Early life[edit]

Jermaine Anthony Preyan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He formed a friendship with Lil Wayne at the age of eleven. He and Lil Wayne, along with rapper Curren$y and Cortez Bryant attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School.[citation needed]


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.[1] At the 2008 Ozone Awards, he won the "Patiently Waiting: Louisiana" award.[2]

In 2009, he performed with Lil Wayne on his "I Am Music" tour, performing every night in his own set,[3] as well as mtvU's Spring Break 2009 concert.[4] 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.[1][3] Mack Maine appears on the Young Money collaboration album, including the first single, "Every Girl".[5][6] 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."[7] He also voiced one of Trap Jesus' gangsters in the Adult Swim special Freaknik: The Musical. 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.[8]

As of 2020, he’s executive produced Funeral and also is the booker for Wayne’s new show on Apple Music, Young Money Radio.[9]

Legal issues[edit]

Preyan performing in 2009

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 bond.[11]

In 2014, Mack expanded his role and joined Lil Wayne’s management team. With that move his goal was to immediately expand Wayne’s business portfolio. First deal he helped closed was Wayne’s partnership with Bumbu. The next deal he brought to the table was Wayne’s sports agency, Young Money APAA sports.[12]

In 2018, a settlement was finally reached in which Wayne would be able to release music accordingly.[13] Mack executive produced Tha Carter V and continued to add to the portfolio by securing an American Eagle collab and a partnership with cannibus brand GKUA.[citation needed]


Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
We Are Young Money[14]
  • Released: December 21, 2009 (US)[14]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 3 1
Rich Gang[15]
  • Released: July 23, 2013 (US)[15]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9 2 2
Young Money: Rise of an Empire[16]
  • Released: March 11, 2014 (US)[16]
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 4 2


  • 2006: Young Money, Vol. 1 (with Lil' Wayne, Curren$y, & Boo)
  • 2006: G-Series (with Curren$y)[3]
  • 2008: Mack Maine BOBO 101[3]
  • 2008: B!tch, I'm Mack Maine (Freestyle 102)[3]
  • 2009: DJ Don Cannon Presents: This is Just a Mixtape[1][17][18]
  • 2010: DJ Rockstar Presents: The Laxative
  • 2011: Billionaire Minds (with Birdman)[3]
  • 2012: Don’t Let It Go Waste[3]
  • 2013: Freestyle 102: No Pens or Pads[19]
  • 2013: Food for Thought


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Throw It Back"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2009 Maine 4 President
"Every Girl"
(with Young Money)
10 2 2 We are Young Money
"All in One Swipe"
(featuring Rick Ross and Birdman)
2010 Maine 4 President
(featuring Lil Wayne and Talib Kweli)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"I Get Money"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne, Mack Maine and T-Pain)
2011 Non-album singles
(Birdman featuring Mack Maine, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood and DJ Khaled)
"Dark Shades"
(Birdman featuring Lil Wayne and Mack Maine)
(Rich Gang featuring Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Future and Mack Maine)
2013 44 10 8 Rich Gang
"—" 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)
"Dedication 3" 2008 Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Willie the Kid Dedication 3
"Written on Her" (Remix) 2009 Birdman, Jay Sean, Flo Rida Priceless
"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

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 Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Young Money Best New Artist Nominated
Best Group Won
(Young Money featuring Lloyd)
Viewer's Choice Nominated
2014 Young Money Best Group Won


  1. ^ a b c d Fleischer, Adam. Mack Maine: Mainstreamin' Archived April 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, XXL. Published January 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g New Mack Maine Interview – Talks About YM Album, Every Girl Music Video & More Archived May 25, 2012, at, Published March 27, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  4. ^ Mack Maine, mtvU. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. Mannie Fresh On Hot Boys Reunion, "It's Gotta Be Right", SOHH. Published April 16, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits, Billboard. Published April 7, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  7. ^ T-Pain Gives His 'Ghetto Commandments'[permanent dead link]. Vibe. Published March 23, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  8. ^ "Video: Mack Maine f/ Lil Wayne and Talib Kweli "Celebrate"". Complex. March 17, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne's "Funeral" Had Young Thug, DaBaby Features". HotNewHipHop.
  10. ^ "Mack Maine Has Reportedly Been Charged with Sexual Battery".
  11. ^ "Mack Maine Surrenders to Cops in Sexual Battery Case, is Released on Bond - XXL".
  12. ^ Jones, Maya A. (April 24, 2019). "Lil Wayne's Young Money APAA Sports has potential to make history with Quinnen Williams". Andscape.
  13. ^ "REVIEW: Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" succeeds after wait". The Bark.
  14. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "We Are Young Money – Young Money". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation.
  15. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Rich Gang – Rich Gang". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation.
  16. ^ a b "Young Money Readies 'Rise of an Empire' Compilation for March". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  17. ^ Carter, Jay. Mack Maine: It's My Time Archived March 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Published April 12, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  18. ^ Garland, Maurice. Mack Maine X Don Cannon-This Is Just A Mixtape, Ozone Magazine. Published January 21, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  19. ^ "Mack Maine - Freestyle 102: No Pens No Pads Hosted by Young Money // Free Mixtape @". Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  20. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  21. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  22. ^ "Ace Hood Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  23. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  24. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  25. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  26. ^ "American single certifications – Rich Gang – Tapout". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  27. ^ "Press Release". Black Entertainment Television. Retrieved August 15, 2010.

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