SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

November 20, 2009 12:50 ET

Maino Makes "A MOVIE"; Brooklyn-Based MC to Premiere Latest Video on Cinemax Prior to the Network's Debut of "Notorious," on Saturday, November 21st, at 9:55 PM; "Let's Make A Movie" to Be Featured on Next Year's DVD of "IF TOMORROW COMES..."

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2009) - Hustle Hard Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Maino has announced the world premiere of his latest video, "Let's Make A Movie." The video -- directed by Adam Donald & Shamikah Martinez -- will debut on Cinemax this Saturday, November 21st at 9:55 pm, immediately preceding the network's Pay TV debut of the Notorious B.I.G. biopic, "Notorious" at 10pm. "Let's Make A Movie" will be featured on the DVD of Maino's breakthrough debut album, "IF TOMORROW COMES...," slated for release in early 2010.

"Let's Make A Movie" is just one of the many highlights on "IF TOMORROW COMES..." Stacked with a broad spectrum of bangers, the album makes an indelible first impression of a serious new hip-hop star. The first major label debut to be released by a new Brooklyn-based rapper since Fabolous' 2001 classic "GHETTO FABOLOUS," "IF TOMORROW COMES..." sees Maino showing off his unadulterated candor and staccato flow on such recent singles as "Hi Hater," "Million Bucks (Feat. Swizz Beats)," and the RIAA platinum certified smash, "All The Above (Feat. T-Pain)."

Produced by Just Blaze (T.I., Jamie Foxx, Saigon) and Nard & B (T.I., Plies, Ludacris), "All The Above" was an out-of-the-box sensation upon its March release, scoring the highest first week single sales for a new rap artist since Flo Rida's "Low." The single went on to become one of the summer's biggest hip-hop radio hits, riding high on the Rhythmic Top 20 and Urban Top 40 (having impacted as the #1 most added single at the format).

In addition, the "All The Above" companion video -- which will be included on the "IF TOMORROW COMES..." DVD -- also proved a runaway success. The clip had its multi-platform premiere across the MTV networks (including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, and MTV.com) and was featured as MTV Jams' "Jam of the Week." At BET, "All The Above" was a "Heavy" rotation favorite after a Top 10 run on the "106 & Park" countdown.

Maino -- a past guest on The Gayle King Show on Sirius Radio's Oprah Station -- exploded onto the scene during summer 2008 with his blockbuster street anthem, "Hi Hater." The track drew extensive airplay at Urban radio outlets nationwide, while the "Hi Hater" remix video (featuring guest appearances from T.I., Plies, Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, and Fabolous) was a "Heavy" rotation blockbuster on BET's "Rap City" and "106 & Park." The clip also scored at MTV Jams, where Maino was named among the featured artists in the network's "Fab 5 of Summer 2008" programming.

Nominated as "Rookie of the Year" at 2008's BET Hip-Hop Awards, the MC became an instant hip-hop superstar with his surprise performance of "Hi Hater" at the 2008 Hot 97 Summer Jam in East Rutherford, NJ. Maino was brought to the Giants Stadium stage by none other than multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Alicia Keys. Since then, the BK-based MC has stolen the show at two major hip-hop extravaganzas, including 50 Cent's "ThisIs50 Fest" and this year's star-studded Hot 97 Summer Jam.

Already notorious in the hip-hop underground for a number of buzzworthy mixtape joints, Maino has been hailed for his blend of gritty lyricism and riveting street flair. An acclaimed new mixtape, "DJ WHOO KID & DJ SCREAM PRESENT: MAINO - UNSTOPPABLE," has just been released.

With over 45 million plays already logged at his official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/maino, Maino has become a true online sensation. A second season of his hugely popular "Up Close and Personal" webisode series recently premiered, with further exclusive videos and webisodes promised for the coming weeks.

Maino -- who is already hard at work recording the follow-up to "IF TOMORROW COMES..." -- has been profiled in a wide range of national publications, including a cover feature in both Urban Ink and Don Diva. Other press appearances include Black Men, Complex, Rap Up, Vibe, Hip Hop Weekly, Murder Dog, King, XXL, Giant, and the New York Times.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit Maino's official site, www.mainohustlehard.com, or his MySpace page, www.myspace.com/maino.

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