If you have not heard the 18 year old rapper Mac Miller out of Pittsburgh this is the time to start. As if rap needed another boost Mac Millers fresh style is a nice addition to the game. After building his fan base as a 14 year old freshmen, at Allderdice High School, Mac Miller has shaped his rhymes with catchy beats
In his latest mixtape K.I.D.S, released by Rostrum Records, the young rapper rhymes about his life in which he embraces his youth.
“If you’re not a kid anymore, [the mixtape] is about remembering when you were a kid and how you were able to live. This is great for me because I don’t have to pay a bill. I live with my mom. For right now, I just get to be a kid,”
Born Malcolm McCormick, Mac developed his skill when all of his friends in high school were doing extracurricular activities after school and he was sitting at home. Mac wanted to do his own thing and that is when he found his tallent in music. He taught himself how to play the piano, guitar, bass, and drums and found his own extracurricular activity. While he may not be a familiar to most rap fans, he has had opportunities to perform on the stage with the big timers such as Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy. His drive at such an early age has clearly led to his early success. The recent graduation of the young talent given him the chance to focus all his energy on his carrer will defiantly expand as he gains exposure. Mac was voted as the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards’ 2010 21 and under artist of the year.
The “K.I.D.S” (“Kickin Incredibily Dope Shit”) mixtape just ads more credit to the young star. The album is a nice break from some of other rappers aggressive styles. Mac raps about champagne , hanging with his buddies, and about following your dreams. The mixtape has an upbeat tempo throughout with songs like “The Spins” that is feel good rap. It is a shame thatmany people are missing out on this hidden treasure. While I am not discrediting any of Mac’s creative lyrics, I think that the thing that separates Mac is his catchy beats. In my opinion I think Mac Miller is deviering music that is the future of rap music with a lot less hate and more about the good times. Between this album and his “The Highlife” I find myself putting Mac Miller on every playlist.
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