Mac Miller is a renowned American artist who has carved his niche in the hip hop genre in a short span of time. The young Pittsburgh-based rapper is known for his creative lyrics and command over multiple musical instruments. Ever since his debut in 2010, Miller has strived to do something different with each new studio effort. His contributions as a singer, rapper and record produced have all been received very well by fans and critics alike.
Miller has graced the covers of the most eminent hip hop magazines. Among his inspirations in music are A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast and Lauryn Hill. If you want to catch him live in action then quickly get your hands on Mac Miller tickets.
Malcolm James McCormick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 1992. His father was an architect by profession, while his mother a photographer. Miller went to the Winchester Thurston School and later to the Taylor Allderdice High School. During his school days, Mac Miller showed great interest in sports and was always excited to attend high school parties. Soon he discovered his passion for music and taught himself to play instruments such as the guitar, bass, drums as well as piano.
Previously known by the name EZ Mac, Mac Miller released a mix-tape titled But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy when he was only fourteen years old. At the time, he performed as part of a rap group, The Ill Spoken, which also had Pittsburgh based rapper, Beedie.
Another mixtape How High followed in 2008. It met a favorable response and boosted the aspiring singer’s confidence a great deal, leading him to release solo mixtapes, The High Life and The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown.
In the year 2009, Mac Miller took part in an MC competition at Shadow Lounge and stood among the final four. This brought him a lot of attention and the following year he was signed by the renowned label, Rostrum Records.
Mac Miller released a new mixtape K.I.D.S. under Rostrum Records in August of 2010. It was inspired by a movie of the same name. Later the rapper hit the road on his first tour titled The Incredibly Dope Tour. This marked the breakthrough of his career as the tour was a huge success, selling out all the dates in a short span of time.
Within the same year Miller premiered the video of his first single Knock Knock on YouTube. The video went viral and earned the singer an increasing amount of recognition in the music industry. He won the Pittsburgh hip hop awards in two categories in 2010.
His fifth mixtape Best Day Ever spawned hits such as Donald Trump, All Around The World and Wear My Hat. It featured mainstream producers including 9th Wonder, Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids and Just Blaze.
In March of 2011, Mac Miller released his debut EP On And On And Beyond. Produced by Rostrum Records, it consisted of a total of six tracks, four of which were previously released as part of his mix-tapes. The EP reached the 55th spot on the US Billboard 200.
In July of 2011, Miller made the announcement of his first studio album on his YouTube channel. Titled Blue Slide Park, the record went through a slight delay but eventually hit the shelves in November. It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and sold around 145,000 copies within the first week of release. Blue Slide Park was the first independently distributed debut record to reach the number one spot on the chart since The Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food in 1995.
The year 2011 also saw Miller’s first television appearance on the popular VH1 show, Single Ladies. He later went on to act in shows such as MTV’s Jams Fab Five.
Mac Miller’s second studio effort Watching Movies with the Sound Off came out in June, 2013. As with his previous contributions, this record too had a refreshingly new sound. Described by Miller as a very personal and introspective collection, the album was highly praised by the critics for its mature lyrics. It featured appearances by numerous guest artists such as Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Electronica, Schoolboy Q and Action Bronson among others.
In 2013, Miller launched his own record label by the name of REMember Music. It was named after Miller’s late friend. In the beginning of 2014, the rapper announced the end of his long time association with Rostrum Records and released his tenth solo mix-tape Faces independently. A few months later, it was revealed that Miller had signed a $10 million distribution deal for his label REMember Music with the Warner Bros Records.
Mac Miller’s third studio album GO:OD AM came out in September, 2015, via REMember Music and Warner Bros Records. Featuring appearances by guest artists including Little Dragon, Miguel, Lil B, Chief Keef and Ab-Soul, the record debuted at the fourth spot on the Billboard 200.
The American rapper’s most recent studio album The Divine Feminine was released in September, 2016. It featured appearances by a number of renowned music acts. These include Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign and Anderson Park. The record reached the second spot on the Billboard 200.
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From his 2010 mix-tape K.I.D.S. to his latest EP The Divine Feminine, Mac Miller has come a long way. The 25-year old’s music speaks volumes of his maturity and growth as an artist.
Whether it’s the internet, record sales or live tours, he is one artist that cannot be ignored. When performing live, Miller knows how to keep his fans on their toes, which is why they are always eager to attend his shows.
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