¡MAYDAY! is a hip-hop and rock collective from Miami, Florida, that started out as a duo in 2008 before evolving into an six-man project. The band released its eponymous debut album in 2006 and caught the attention of Lil' Wayne shortly after in the late 2000s, earning widespread attention when the rapper featured the group in a couple of his music videos. With a signature brand of rap-rock, ¡MAYDAY! signed a deal with Strange Music in 2011 and subsequently released its third studio album, Take Me to Your Leader, in 2012.