It’s not like Mac Miller spent 2013 doing nothing: The Most Dope rapper dropped two LPs, one mixtape under his Delusional Thomas alias and headlined a tour. Anyone who thought the Pittsburgh MC might take some time off has another thing coming.
“I have four albums done right now — not done, but four albums that have a foundation and have at least seven songs on each of them,” Mac told MTV News when we visited his home studio in Studio City, California.
Miller isn’t sure how any of these four albums will be released — after all, he has released projects under a number of aliases, such as Delusional Thomas and Larry Lovestein & the Velvet Revival.
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One thing fans can count on is a Watching Movies With the Sound Off follow-up in the form of Mac’s third studio album. “This new one that I think is actually gonna be the next Mac Miller album was like an accident, which is dope,” he said about the work-in-progress.
No matter the form Miller releases the upcoming projects, he promises to stretch musical boundaries and explore out-of-the-box concepts. “I’m gonna make music, and I’m gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That’s really all I’m trying to do,” he said. “I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model.
“You’re a thug, then you love Chief Keef. You like girls, then you like Drake. You’re intelligent, then you like Kendrick Lamar,” Mac continued in a sarcastic tone. “It ain’t that simple.”