All the Above by Maino
"All the Above" is the second single from Brooklyn rapper Maino's second album If Tomorrow Comes....It features R&B singer T-Pain. "All The Above" was produced by Just Blaze (and co-produced by Nard & B), the producer of T.I.'s song "Live Your Life". Both songs have similar elements including the lead synthesizers, drum pattern, and violins but in a different key and different chords. The music video, which was directed by Erik White, was shot in Miami and features Maino drinking "Purple Stuff", a relaxation drink from Funktional Beverages, during an interview sequence. The music video premiered on MTV Jams March 23, 2009. It ranked at #61 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Maino (born Jermaine Coleman on August 30, 1978) is an American rapper from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Maino was born on August 30, 1978 in New York City. He founded the independent label Hustle Hard and started to record music. In 2005, he was signed to Universal Records and started recording his debut album. After splitting with Universal Records, Atlantic Records signed him and took in his Hustle Hard imprint in 2007. He released his first single "Hi Hater" in 2008. After several mixtape releases and key guest features, Maino was offered a recording contract by Universal Records. Maino split with the label in 2007, feeling that the label wasn't promoting him enough.