¡MAYDAY!: Vocal Feature


Affiliated with Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label, the hip-hop group Mayday!’s 2006 national hit, “Groundhog Day,” did not start out having any rotation on radio or MTV, but rather on YouTube. The ode to the office nine-to-fiver, with Cee-Lo Green on the hook, received over two million views within just 48 hours, breaking the site’s record at the time. They were better able to communicate the gamut of their musical influences like rock, jazz, and Miami dance — a reflection of Miami’s rich, cosmopolitan culture through their eponymous debut album in 2006. In 2010, they self-released the album Stuck on an Island, the title referring to the group’s label problems. In 2011, rapper Tech N9ne invited the group for a guest shot on his Welcome to Strangeland album, an apt title since the group signed with Tech’s Strange Music that same year. They debuted on the label in 2012 with the album Take Me to Your Leader. Believers followed in 2013, while their 2014 effort was a collaboration with rapper Murs and arrived with the mashed-up title ¡Mursday! The LP Future Vintage followed in 2015 & featured guest shots from Tech N9ne along with Afro-beat star Femi Kuti. Their seventh set, Search Party, was issued in 2017. 2018 saw the release of South of 5th, which debuted at number one on the Billboard reggae chart.

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