¡MayDay! New Album SOUTH OF 5TH Charts #1 on Billboard Reggae

¡MayDay! New Album SOUTH OF 5TH Charts #1 on Billboard Reggae

¡MayDay!'s South of 5th has impressively debuted on Billboard album charts at #1 Reggae, #11 Rap, #19 Indie, and #65 Top200!

¡MayDay!, comprised of MC's Bernz, Wrekonize, and percussionist and B-Boy NonMS, has garnered critical acclaim and earned a dedicated fan base. South of 5th(released on September 7th on Strange Music) is the group's fifth album and their first release to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and the sixth time they've appeared on Billboard's Rap album chart and Top 200 Chart. An album that will easily be at home with the Cali Reggae fans as well as hip hop fans alike. South of 5th has no doubt put ¡MayDay! in the forefront of their genre and created something unique and amazing for the hot, hot summer days.

When ¡MayDay! set out to make this album, they envisioned their ultimate summertime beach playlist for their favorite locals only beach South of 5th and included a flare of the island vibes. The new album's 13 tracks are a carefully curated and takes the listener through the skank and ska riddims of the Caribbean all while maintaining ¡MayDay!'s signature blend of Boom Bap Hip Hop, Pop, Rock and R&B. The new album is stacked with featured collaborations including Danny Acosta, Tech N9ne, Stige, and Common Kings.

The group is currently on tour supporting the new album, out now on tastemaker label, Strange Music. True to ¡MayDay!'s style, the live shows are the party of the season. ¡MayDay! promises, "we always like to keep people dancing at our shows. We've retooled our shows from the past few years to include a little bit of everything from our entire catalog." Check full tour dates below and here.

"this is one of ¡MAYDAY!'s best albums yet. The lyrics are thoughtful & I find the way that they fuse reggae into their sound to be organic & really fun." - Underground Hip Hop

"¡Mayday! holds true to Caribbean beats, rendering an equal blend of reggae and rap" - TopShelf Reggae

"With a reggae tinged vibe, the fellas in ¡Mayday! are once again immersing you in the sonic landscape of their city." - Cypher Effect

"they serve us a solid dose of goodness on "Shelter". The lush production serves as the perfect bedrock for the group to showcase their diverse roots peppered with superb lyricism and a catchy chorus to match." - Earmilk

Track Listing

  1. South of 5th (Intro)
  2. Next To Go
  3. Shelter
  4. We Ain't Sleeping (Feat. Danny Acosta)
  5. Run Up (Feat. Tech N9ne)
  6. New Blessings
  7. Unfamiliar
  8. Magic In The Smoke
  9. Life Times
  10. Damaged Goods
  11. Broken Mirror
  12. Time Is up (Feat. Stige)
  13. Close So Far (Feat. The Common Kings)

Tour Dates:

Sep 19 @ Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
Sep 20 @ The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 21 @ The Roxy Theatre, Denver, CO
Sep 22 @ Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
Sep 23 @ The Royal, Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 24 @ Diamondz Event Center , Jerome, ID
Sep 27 @ Club Red Mesa, Mesa, AZ
Sep 28 @ The Mint LA, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 29 @ House of Blues Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
Sep 30 @ Discovery Ventura, Ventura, CA
Oct 18 @ WinstonsOB, San Diego, CA
Oct 19 @ The Ritz, San Jose, CA
Oct 20 @ Neck of the Woods, San Francisco, CA
Oct 21 @ Holy Diver, Sacramento, CA
Oct 24 @ The Domino Room, Bend, OR
Oct 25 @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
Oct 26 @ Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA
Oct 27 @ The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
Oct 28 @ The Pin, Spokane, WA
Oct 31 @ The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
Nov 2 @ Ruby, Madison, WI
Nov 3 @ Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
Nov 6 @ The Winchester Music Tavern, Lakewood, OH
Nov 7 @ DSTRCT, Guelph, ON
Nov 8 @ Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
Nov 9 @ Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, Cambridge, MA
Nov 10 @ Wally's, Hampton Beach, NH
Nov 11 @ Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Nov 13 @ MilkBoy, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 14 @ MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD
Nov 15 @ Shaka's Live, Virginia Beach, VA
Nov 17 @ Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
Nov 18 @ Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC

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