His ascent was one of the most annoying things to happen to rap music in recent years, but the goonish Pittsburgh weed-rapper Mac Miller has lately been threatening to become interesting. For one thing, Macklemore happened, so Miller is no longer the most annoying white rapper named “Mac” to top a Billboard chart. For another, he appeared alongside Earl Sweatshirt at Low End Theory, and he’s apparently on Earl’s album, both of which count for something. And now, he’s become the first mainstream-popular rapper ever to solicit a beat from bass-music wizard Flying Lotus. FlyLo produced “S.D.S.,” the supremely stoned new Mac Miller single, on which Miller references both his Dawson’s Creek fandom and his resemblance to David Duchovny. It’s not like he’s suddenly transforming into MF Doom or anything, but at least he’s trying, and that beat is a thing of woozy beauty. Hear the track below.
“S.D.S.” is out on iTunes tomorrow.