Mac Miller is on his “can’t stop, won’t stop” routine right now. Dropping the 11th mixtape of his career, Faces, on Mother’s Day this past Sunday, he is looking to take over the interwebz again, but this time we’re going to have to do a little more work to hear the music. Unlike your mom who always did everything for you, Mac is making all of his fans make a sandwich in order to get this tape. Yeah, you heard that right, you gotta make some grub, homie.
Featuring 24 fresh new tracks straight from the deli, this tape features ScHoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Thundercat, Rick Ross(?!), Vince Staples and more. Hot damn. The vibes on this tape are typical Mac, talking about his reckless drug use over the past few years and dealing with fame at 24 years of age. Featuring airy, spacey synths and traditional boom bap drums, Mac flows nonchalantly over the majority of these, telling his story in the drugged out drawl he has got used to over the years. Highlights for us included the personal “Funeral, “Polo Jeans” and “Malibu.”
What will be interesting to see is how this project does as the first since leaving Rostrum Records, the label that helped his Blue Slide Park album hit #1 on Billboard as an independent artist. What do y’all think about where this ranks among Mac’s best mixtapes? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Watch that one time Mac and Diamond Supply linked up for an epic collaboration.