With his new album The Divine Feminine due on September 16th, Mac Miller liberates “We” featuring Cee-Lo Green. Listen above, and pre-order the LP now.
Feeling a little terrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency? You’re far from alone out here. Smoke DZA just released a full mixtape that addresses this very real threat to the American people, aptly titled Don’t Pass Trump The Blunt. The tape features words from the likes of Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Mac Miller amongst others, with Pete Rock, Alchemist, D Dot Angelettie and Kush God handling production.
Mac Miller responds to news of the passing of A Tribe Called Quest legend Phife Dawg with a new tribute mix released under his Larry Fisherman production alias. On “5 Foot Assassin” Mac blends Phife verses from “1nce Again” and a classic Arsenio Hall Show freestyle over a melancholy original production that perfectly fits the moment. Check it out above.
“I’m probably going to cry a few times through the course of this thing,” Mac Miller says in the first scene of Stopped Making Excuses, a new documentary produced and presented by The FADER. What follows is a candid look at the Pittsburgh native’s past six years, starting with his ascent, when he was 19, as a popular but critically panned rapper. “I was an easy target. I admit that,” he says now. “It became one of those things where I got so much negativity that it almost became, like, ‘There’s no point to overly hate on this dude, let me look in and see what he’s doing.’ And when you look in, there’s some good music there.”
Following his 2011 debut album, Billboard’s first independently released No.1 in over a decade, Mac moved to Los Angeles, where it seemed to many he was thriving. That’s where Andrew Nosnitsky met him for Mac Miller’s 2013 The FADER cover story, and where he played an endearing role in Earl Sweatshirt’s cover too. But Mac says L.A. soon turned toxic, as he spiraled into increasing drug use. In one scene in Stopped Making Excuses, French Montana counsels him to slow down with codeine. In another, Mac appears in a bathtub wearing a long-sleeved shirt, top hat, and sunglasses, while saying “I’m not on drugs… drugs are on me.”
To finish 2015’s acclaimed GO:OD AM, he headed back to Pittsburgh to regain his composure. Watch him lead the Steelers onto the field, eat one of those weird sandwiches with french fries on it, and perform in his Taylor Allderdice High School graduation gown. Now, he’s living in New York, trying to make sense of his past and orient himself to an independent, healthy future. “I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house,” he says. “You don’t go down in history because you overdosed.”
Mac Miller’s producer alter-ego, Larry Fisherman, comes through with a gift. The Pittsburgh MC slash encompassing musician uploaded his latest instrumental project, Run On Sentences Volume 2, which serves as the follow up to the 2013 OG version. The one-track mix gets fairly experimental, exploring a number of vibes in just under 30 minutes. Listen to it in full above.
Alan The Chemist gathers Migos and Mac Miller to rock over the cold ode to WWE’s The Rock (these days BKA Dwayne Johnson) with each set citing their admiration for a sport they once thought was real, having to turn their interests to the streets once that hope was deflated. No word on precisely when the wax will arrive, but for now you can rock with “Jabroni” above.
Mac Miller fans are treated with a bonus release today when the one-off track “Speed Racer” was uploaded to SoundCloud. Featuring the 23-year-old MC once more going in over a dynamic and immersive beat. New Orleans beatmaker Chase N. Cashe is the man responsible for the easy bounce of “Speed Racer,” which moves at a pretty easy, self-assured pace. Miller is still riding a high from his GO : OD AM LP release, which has been lauded by many as one of the finest efforts of the year. We strongly suggest you pick up your own copy on iTunes today, and listen to “Speed Racer” above.
Mac Miller fans have gotten a surprise gift this Monday in the form of NPR’s First Listen advance stream of his new LP. GO:OD AM, Miller’s major label debut. It’s by far Miller’s most mature offering to date. Stream GO:OD AM in its entirety, and as you do so, pre-order your own copy of it on iTunes today.
Mac Miller‘s major label debut GO:OD AM is arriving next Friday, September 18th via Warner Bros. Records; a follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed Watching Movies with the Sound Off. Today he delivers the second single off the record in “Clubhouse.” You can hear “Clubhouse” above, check upcoming tour dates below, and if you’re feeling this track, preorder the new album on iTunes today ahead of the release.
Sep 20 @ Stage AE – Outdoors – Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 22 @ the Fonda – Hollywood, CA
Sep 23 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Sep 26 @ Espace Montmorency – Laval, Canada
Sep 27 @ The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Sep 29 @ THE GARAGE – London, United Kingdom
Sep 30 @ VK Club – Brussels, Belgium
Oct 01 @ La Trabendo – Paris, France
Oct 02 @ TivoliVredenburg Pandora – Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 04 @ Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct 31 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Nov 01 @ TOYOTA PARK – Bridgeview, IL
Mac Miller has released “Break The Law”, the second single off his forthcoming album, GO:OD AM, due out September 18 via Warner Bros. The record, featuring an uncredited Juicy J on ad libs, follows 100 Grandkids, the LP’s first single release last week, as well as loosie Pet Sounds, featuring and dedicated to the late Sean Price. Listen above and let us know what you think of the track.
Mac Miller, fresh off the release of GOOD:AM lead single 100 Grandkids, has unveiled Pet Sounds, a Nottz produced record that features the late Sean Price. The record was recorded shortly before he passed. Duckdown Records is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Sean’s family, go here to donate.
The world is a very f**ked up place, is the vibe that is perfectly and hauntingly captured on Troubled Man’s Lullaby, a loosie from New Jersey buzzmaker Retchy P. Tip-toeing alongside is Mac Miller, who both delivers a chilling opening 16 and produces the track’s numbing, eerie backdrop under his Larry Fisherman alias. A follow-up to last year’s Polo Sporting Goods, Retch will release Finesse The World on June 30.
Odd Future‘s Domo Genesis follows the single “STRICTLY4MYN*GGAZ” with the release of the highly-anticipated Under The Influence 2 mixtape. The 14-track follow-up to his 2011 project arrived late last night boasting a boom-bap backbone as well as contributions from Mac Miller, Tay Walker, Hodgy Beats and IamSu! Check the tracks below to stream the Under The Influence 2 mixtape.
Some of PA’s toughest MC’s connect to body the track as Boaz and Asher Roth get busy on the “Rapness Monster” (Remix) produced by Mac Miller aka Larry Fisherman. The track dropped just ahead of Boaz’s highly-anticipated Intuition LP, which arrived yesterday via Rostrum Records. The remix, a clinic in lyrical dexterity, finds Boaz and Asher Roth rocking over the stomping mad scientist inspired production that provides the perfect platform for the bevy of flows the pair drops. Beasting out on the track, both Boaz and Roth make it abundantly clear that they possess an insatiable hunger. Check the track below to stream the “Rapness Monster” (Remix).
Thelonious Martin has quickly and prolifically been making rounds as some of your favorite rappers’ go-to production dudes for some time now. Today we’ve got a a soupy new heater in the Mac Miller-crooned cut “Her,” providing ample testament to Theo’s kushy soul chops. Larry Fisherman comes through with a surprisingly good vocal treatment on the hook over sprawled-out rhodes and a simple shuffle that drags slightly; a perfect score to your evening air blessings.
Mac Miller drops the single “Melt” featuring Schoolboy Q and Pete Rock. The track arrives in time to mark the 1-year anniversary of the release of his Watching Movies with the Sound Off LP, which arrived on June 18, 2013 via Rostrum Records. The track features Miller and Groovy Q peppering killer wordplay over a floating production from the Chocolate Boy Wonder anchored by a fat bass line and a bit of hip harp. Check the track below to listen to “Melt.”
Earl Sweatshirt celebrates the launch of his new Soundcloud account with some kinda new heat. While its certainly the first we’ve heard of these cuts, the tracks apparently date back to 2012 according to the track titles, which also give us a pretty good idea as to the circumstances revolving around their recording. Take for instance the Mac Miller and Vince Staples assisted lead-off “*NEBRASKA MM VS. ES* 9/6/12″ where the two young guns can be found putting up their verbal dukes over a break-less beat, full of swirling piano licks, electric horns and a rumbling subby low-end. The second offering “SONG FROM 2012 HIGH 6AM RAMBLING AT THE 5TH” is a full load of 808s and shiny synth pads on a dark subversive joint, ripe for those late night blow-downs. Listen to two new gifts from Earl & Co below.