Mac Miller has had one of the best transformations in hip-hop. Always a fan of the legends such as Wu-Tang Clan or A Tribe Called Quest, he turned himself from the fun loving, college niche rapper into a fun loving, true lyricist. There has always been a trace of this person dating back to his Eazy Mac days but now it’s come out full force. It must be the drugs, right?
“Take a picture with my mom and crop her out/ go to her house coked up and lock her out” With Treejay crooning on the hook, Mac Miller tops “I Come In Peace” for weirdest rhymes. On “Erica’s House,” everything from not wanting to be called Macklemore anymore (Haha) to lines like “snapchatting a dick pic, send it to Bob Saget.” Some even odder stuff goes down too. Expect another big year for Mac as he’s supposedly going to drop four albums and who knows what else. Previously: Review: Mac Miller – Live From Space Follow @SermonsDomain
It’s rare that we get a live album. We’ve gotten MTV’s Unplugged in the past and a few notable releases here and there but hip-hop hasn’t embraced the potential yet. That’s both good and bad because some albums just don’t need to materialize (nobody needs a Soulja Boy in concert project). So, for Mac Miller to announce Live From Space, there was some anticipation and expectation based on his Space Migration tour.
Closing out the year, Mac Miller revisits his Space Migration tour to compile nine tracks that he did live from the San Diego show. Mostly Watching Movies With The Sound Off material, Live From Space is an interesting listen. We’ve heard all of the live versions before but not with a band or the type of passion that Mac spits them with. In addition, there are five tracks that come as leftovers from his last album tacked on at the end. Stream it after the jump, then purchase on iTunes. Previously: Mac Miller Ft. Future – Earth (Prod. By ID Labs… continue reading
The records you hear Future on don’t sound like “Earth.” With ID Labs and Teddy Roxpin hemming the beat, Mac Miller brings the Atlanta-based crooner into his world (however, they have a record called “Hoes Go Crazy” that we only have a snippet for). This leftover from Watching Movies With The Sound Off is pretty good. Live From Space drops tomorrow. Previously: Mac Miller Releases Live Versions of “The Star Room” & “Killin’ Time Follow @SermonsDomain
Live albums have never really picked up as a big trend in hip-hop. They’re special when you do get ‘em. Mac Miller’s Space Migration tour was a big success and brought The Internet as his live band. It introduced many records off Watching Movies With The Sound Off in a different form, and leads us into his last album of the year, Live From Space. Nine tracks are live, while five will be leftovers from the album, including features with Future, Thundercat and Syd The Kid. Rolling Stone premiered this dual live version of “The Star Room” and “Killin’ Time.”… continue reading