It’s been two years since Mac Miller‘s last studio album, but his latest project GO:OD AM proves he hasn’t missed a beat. The album’s lead single “100 Grandkids” is a wellspring of witty metaphors and introspective lyrics, some of which Mac broke down in a new interview with Genius. With lines like “What’s a God without a little O.D.?” and “You put the ‘ho’ in honest baby” his commentary is as rewarding as the the lines themselves. Enjoy the video above and check out the lyrics with annotations from Mac Miller himself below.
Fresh off signing his reported 10 million dollar deal with Warner Brothers Records, Mac Miller began to prepare his new album ‘GO:OD AM” which is slated to drop on September 18th. In addition to dropping the first single/video from the album a few weeks back, Miller returns today to deliver us a brand new world tour announcement. Making appearance on the star studded tour are Tory Lanez, Domo Genesis, Goldlink, Michael Christmasm EarthGang and Alexander Spit.
Mac Miller drops unreleased P! collaboration
On Saturday, the tragic news of Brooklyn legend Sean Price‘s passing broke, and the outpouring was immediate. Artists decorated Brooklyn walls with images of the Duck Down and Heltah Skeltah rapper, and thus far, over $70,000 has been raised by the supportive public to assist Price’s family with his funeral costs.
Today, Mac Miller let loose with a song he’d completed with Price prior to this weekend, under his production-prolific alias Larry Fisherman. The song, titled “Pet Sounds,” is tailor made for the Bushwick native’s talents, featuring a deftly cut sample, and a subtle but definitive bass line, providing a wide open end zone for Sean P to dance all over. In support of Price’s family, Mac made sure to emphasize that folks enjoying the song donate, if possible, to Price’s family’s cause.
You can do so here, and listen to the song below.
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With the announcement of his brand new studio album, Good A.M., dropping September 18th, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller released the album’s first official offering. Linking up with ‘Sha Money and Big Jerm on the production end, ‘100 Grandkids‘ is the catchy, uptempo Miller we commonly heard from his debut album Blue Slide Park years ago. Give it a whirl below and let us know how you’re feelin’ it!
Mac Miller is a silly goose. Since releasing his breakout mixtape The Jukebox: Prelude To Class Clown in 2009, his music has evolved from frat-rap, to introspective, to straight up goofy. His latest track, “Boo!”, features some wildly entertaining bars over a ClockworkDJ-produced drum loop.
Labeled as an interlude, expect this track to end up on an upcoming project from the Pittsburgh rapper. Keep in mind, he did sign a $10 million deal with Warner Bros. last October, so a new studio-album may be on the horizon. Listen to the track below.
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At the height of a controversial law suit between the Marvin Gaye estate, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and now T.I and Interscope/Universal Music Group, another lawsuit has risen. Mac Miller is being sued by 1970s funk band Aquarian Dream for using a portion of their song “Yesterday (Was So Nice Today)” for his mixtape Faces.
TMZ reports that band member Jacques Burvick filed the lawsuit forward after hearing Mac Miller’s Faces track “Therapy” which samples the band’s song. He also claims that Miller’s camp knew of the sample infringement and even reached out to the band to secure an official “ok” for using the sample.
Aquarian Dream is seeking $150,000 in damages, citing more than 700,000 downloads of the mixtape. But this isn’t Miller’s first time being taken to court over his choice in sampling. In 2012, Lord Finesse tried to sue Mac Miller for $10,000,000 after he used the “Hip 2 Da Game” production without permission. That case was later settled shortly after the filing.
-Bri Christian (@brirezy)