Mac Miller just released the first single off his upcoming album “Blue Slide Park”. Check out the Ian Wolfson directed video below, where he pays homage to not only Pittsburgh, but the actual Frick Park Market. He’s having fun with this one. Enjoy #mostdope #frickparkmarket
Mac Miller is the third artist in our “Fab 5,” our crop of new rappers we’re highlighting this month that have included Meek Mill and Big Sean. The 19-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh has established himself as a leader of the revivalist strain of modern hip-hop, focusing on playful beats and a fun-loving vibe that hearkens back to the mid-’90s Golden Era of rap.
In the series of videos below, Mac talks about his past, present and future. We first find him, appropriately enough, in the studio, discussing his European tour and returning from the road to immediately record more material. After that, check out Miller’s video tour diary, which takes the rapper from Seattle to Salt Lake City to Albuquerque and shows him before, during and after the show.
The Rostrum Records signee also describes Pittsburgh’s Blue Slide Park as that place that has “so many different purposes in your life” and shares what separates Pittsburgh from other American cities. Finally, find out what Miller has to say about honesty and being genuine in your lyrics — “I rap about exactly what goes on in my life,” the rapper says — before sharing the highlight of his music career. We have a feeling, though, they’ll be many more highlights to come.
When I first saw this I thought this can’t be real but it is! Donald Trump uploaded a video to YouTube where he talks about Mac Millers single “Donald Trump”. The man himself says that he is proud the video reached 20million views. That’s a nice little promo boost since he’s dropping the new single tonight.
This past June, XXLMag.com live streamed Statik Selektah creating an entire EP with Freddie Gibbs in one night. Come October, though, Statik will be releasing a project that’s taken a bit more time to come together, as he preps his fourth full-length compilation album, Population Control.
This week marks the end of MTV Jams’ 2011 Fab 5 rollout — perfect time for a party. This week, “RapFix Live” will celebrate the accomplishments of all the Fab 5 inductees — Big Sean, Future, Meek Mill, Big K.R.I.T. and Mac Miller — and you never know who will show up on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on “RapFix Live.”
Mac Miller’s in-store signing at Laced gets shuts down due to big crowds by the cops. Luckily, we got to sneak in an interview with a few other lucky fans, get his autograph, and chat about his new full length album Blue Side Park as well as his new music video.
Who is Mac Miller? Hip-hop’s next rising star has an answer for the uninitiated: “He’s a 19-year old rap phenomenon from Pittsburgh who enjoys life and enjoys making music every day and working very hard for everything he gets.”
Mac Miller will be hosting MTV Jams all this week as part of their summer Fab5. Every summer MTV Jams picks five artists to feature as the Fab5, these artist then play their videos and some of their favorite videos. Past participants this summer for MTV Jams Fab 5 are Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Future, and Meek Mill. Tune in!