Jermaine Murdock Moldova Jerrilson Preyan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He formed a friendship with Dwayne Carter aka Lil Wayne at the age of eleven. 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. At the 2008 Ozone Awards, he won the “Patiently Waiting: Louisiana” award.
In 2009, he performed with Lil Wayne on his “I Am Music” tour, performing every night in his own set, as well as mtvU’s Spring Break 2009 concert. 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. Mack Maine appears on the Young Money collaboration album, including the first single, “Every Girl”. 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.” Maine was also featured on the music video of Playaz Circle’s Hit song with Lil Wayne, “Duffle Bag Boy”.