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Mac Miller – “Boo”

I’m still confused as to how it happened, but Mac Miller has become the sort of rapper whose stray online tracks are worth hearing. When Miller was a frat-rap commercial force, “Boo” was a thing that I’d yell at him. Now, “Boo” is a nicely mushmouthed rap ramble that Miller threw up online last night. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 11:29 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Mac Miller – “Just Some Raps, Nothing To See Here, Move Along”

On the same day that Interscope apparently dropped Chief Keef, Mac Miller announced that he’s signed to Warner Bros., for a deal that’s reportedly worth $10 million. You will not find a better indication of the way the major-label system has moved away from hard, unpredictable street-rappers and toward the more malleable and middle-class weedhead… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Mac Miller – “Diablo” Video

A few months ago, the onetime frat-rap pariah Mac Miller released Faces, the mixtape that displayed his full evolution into a fascinating force of head-blown stoner-rap self-doubt. Miller’s video for “Diablo,” one of the tracks from Faces, looks like a standard rap video in a few way; it is, after all, Miller rapping at a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014 - 8:42 am

Ab-Soul – “Hunnid Stax” (Feat. Schoolboy Q & Mac Miller) Video

Black Hippy colleagues Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q mostly get together to make supremely zooted party anthems, and “Hunnid Stax,” from Ab-Soul’s new album These Days…, certainly fits the bill. Director Adam Roberts has filmed the two of them, as well as an unbilled and barely-conscious-looking Mac Miller, at the sort of party where girls i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Mac Miller – “Melt” (Feat. Schoolboy Q) (Prod. Pete Rock)

Schoolboy Q recently showed up on one track from Mac Miller’s surprisingly great recent mixtape Faces, and now we get to hear them on a track together again. Miller just shared “Melt,” a Q/Miller collaboration that apparently didn’t make the cut for Movies With The Sound Off, the album that Miller released last year. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Riff Raff – “Aquaberry Dolphin” (Feat. Mac Miller)

Riff Raff’s long-in-the-works debut album Neon Icon is only a week and a half away from release, and we’ve already heard the early singles “How To Be The Man” and “Kokayne.” But the new Mac Miller collab “Aquaberry Dolphin” is the first thing we’ve yet heard from the album that returns Riff to his absurdist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Mac Miller Faces

I was really enjoying hating Mac Miller. He was so much fun to hate. Here was this annoying bemused-goon Bob Marley poster-type motherfucker who came out of nowhere and rode the Wiz Khalifa wave to fratty stoner-rap stardom. At SXSW a few years ago, while waiting for Big K.R.I.T., I saw him play one of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 11:17 am

Download Mac Miller Faces Mixtape

It’s been more than a year now since we were first forced to take Mac Miller seriously, but it still feels weird. Nevertheless, the onetime frat-rap pariah is now a firmly entrenched part of that whole Earl Sweatshirt lyrically lyrical California stoner-rap scene, and his new mixtape Faces has an absolutely enviable list of contributors. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014 - 11:22 am

Earl Sweatshirt – “Nebraska” (Feat. Mac Miller & Vince Staples)

A nice thing about Earl Sweatshirt: He is perfectly capable of dropping new music on us at any moment, and even if that music is a stoned-friends-fucking-around outtake, it’ll be well worth hearing. Very early this morning, Earl posted a cryptic Twitter clue, and that led to two new songs. The first, “Nebraska,” is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 11:29 am

Mac Miller – “Lua” (Bright Eyes Cover)

Look, I tried to ignore this; I really did. But the streets demanded it. (The streets, in this case, are represented by Scott Lapatine, my boss.) Mac Miller, the frat-rap doofus who became a stoner-rap prankster, has covered the Bright Eyes song “Lua.” And he’s done it straight-up, as a faithful acoustic folk cover, with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2014 - 10:55 am

Chuck Inglish – “Legs” (Feat. Chromeo)

Chicago-based retro-rappers the Cool Kids returned earlier this week with two new songs, “Computer School” and “Chop.” And now Chuck Inglish, one half of the duo, is about to release his solo debut Convertibles on his own Sounds Like Fun label and Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism. The LP has a crazy-strong list of contributors; Chance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller Producing Crowdfunded Daniel Johnston Movie

Daniel Johnston, the deeply idiosyncratic and cultishly beloved Texas singer/songwriter, has always had a ton of musician fans, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect Lana Del Rey and Mac Miller to number among their ranks. But as the Masked Gorilla reports, the filmmaker Gabriel Sunday is using Kickstarter to help put together a short film called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2013 - 10:07 am

Stream Mac Miller Watching Movies With The Sound Off

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been low-level fascinated with the idea that Mac Miller, the goonish Pittsburgh rapper, somehow embraced his inner stoner weirdo and found a way to get good. His recent collabs with Flying Lotus, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Electronica, and Schoolboy Q have all been varying degrees of strong, and hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Mac Miller – “Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes” (Feat. Jay Electronica) & “Gees” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

Look guys, I’m sorry, and I’m not any more ready for this than you are, but we’re going to have to start taking Mac Miller seriously. On the strength of recent collabs with people like Flying Lotus, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt, Miller, who just a couple of years ago was one of the most irritating… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Guild” (Feat. Mac Miller)

When Earl Sweatshirt invited weed-rap superstar Mac Miller to the stage at Low End Theory to perform a new song a few months ago, the combination seemed weird as fuck. But Miller gets better and more interesting all the time, and a recent FADER cover story revealed that he and Earl are actually really good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Ab-Soul – “The End Is Near” (Feat. Mac Miller)

Here’s another one for the “Mac Miller is suddenly interesting now” file: The Pittsburgh weed-rapper, who seems to be feeling a lot freer since his ascent to fratty fame, is the guest on “The End Is Near,” the latest Soundcloud freakout-sermon from Ab-Soul, the resident weirdo theorist of the Black Hippy crew. And the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 11:57 am

Mac Miller – “S.D.S.” (Prod. Flying Lotus)

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 4:20 pm