Such is the influence of Hip Hop on us that we couldn’t help but feature another artist from the genre. Hip Hop…what’s not to dig about it? Our next featured artist has added another dimension to the genre by bringing something fresh and at times, infused Jazz into it…yes that’s right, that Jazz Music you are thinking about right now. Currently in a relationship with one of our biggest crushes (yes it’s true), Mac Miller is our featured artist.
So, who is he…and multiple alter-egos?
Malcolm James McCormick best known by his stage name Mac Miller hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was born in January 19, 1992. Predominantly an American rapper, Miller is also known for taking on multiple alter-egos, under the aliases Delusional Thomas, Larry Lovestein and The Velvet Revival, respectively. Fascinating right?
The son of a photographer and an architect, his father is Christian and his mother is Jewish. Despite his appearance, Miller is actually Jewish and was raised as one. In high school, Miller decided to focus on his hip hop career, later noting:
“Once I hit 15, I got real serious about it and it changed my life completely … I used to be into sports, play all the sports, go to all the high school parties. But once I found out hip-hop is almost like a job, that’s all I did.”
Such is the man’s talent that believe it or not Miller is a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, drums, and bass.
What has he produced so far?
In early 2010, Miller signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records. He subsequently began recording his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, and released it on November 8, 2011. The album went on to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to top the chart since Tha Dogg Pound’s 1995 album, Dogg Food.
In early 2013, Miller launched REMember Music, his own record label imprint, named after a friend who died. Miller’s second album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, was released on June 18, 2013. In January 2014, Miller announced he was no longer signed to Rostrum Records. In the same year in October, it was reported Miller signed a record deal for him and his label REMember, with Warner Bros. Records.
The Devine Feminine
It’s hard to believe that Miller has already released four albums studio albums. His latest offering comes in the form of The Devine Feminine where he features Ariana Grande, Ty Dollar $ign, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak and many more. In a recent interview with Complex, Mac had this to say about his new offering:
“The Divine Feminine, to me, is the universe. I’d hate to be cliché, like, ‘I looove the universe, maaan. But it’s so real. Treating the world how you’re supposed to treat a female is awesome. The more you make love to it and the less you try to fuck it, the better it all becomes for you. It’s a deeper experience with life. I’m trying to cuddle the world after sex, not keep the Uber running and dip out.”
Quite an interesting analysis right? Somehow we dig it and the album!