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Artist Update: Mac Miller

posted March 23, 2012, 3:08 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Interviews, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

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Mac Miller just  released his new, free mixtape Macadelic, today.  The young MC just posted a pic of the album art, which you can see below.  The mtvU Woodie Of The Year winner surprised everyone by announcing the release date a week ago live from Austin, TX. He played a new song live then also, called “Loud”.  You can see the official new video below.  He’s got a song featuring Juicy J, and yet another one with none other than Lil Wayne. And he’s not even using autotune!  You can find current tour dates here.  Here is what he had to say about winning:

“”I was really excited just to be nominated and I came in with the mindset that I wasn’t gonna win, like that’s how I wanted to think,” Mac told MTV News backstage in Austin. “I was up against some really talented people, and I didn’t want to come in thinking I was gonna win, but they surprised the hell out of me.”

And here is what he told Fuse when being interviewed about the new record:

“It’s really different,” Miller said of his upcoming mixtape, Macadelic. “It’s a lot deeper than a lot of my projects in the past. A lot of the projects I did, it was always like, ‘I need to make a project so I need the party songs and I need the serious songs and I need the fun songs.’ For this, I just wanted to say what I wanted to say. I didn’t think about who was going to like it or if it was going to go crazy. I just wanted to get some stuff off my chest.”

He continued by explaining that making the tape was a therapeutic experience.

“It’s kind of like I created a whole world, the Macadelic world, which is my escape from the overwhelming-ness and all of the craziness that what I’ve done has brought for me. It’s something I really needed to do and some things I really needed to say and some music I really needed to make.”

Without confirming reports of a joint project, Miller also said that he has been working with Cam’ron.

“Cam’s just always the homie,” he noted. “He’s gonna be on Macadelic. We got music together and we talked about doing a bunch of different things but that’s just my homie right now…That’s just my fam right now, but we’ll see what happens.”

One person he will be working with on a joint project is DJ Jazzy Jeff. According to Miller, the two will put out a mixtape by year’s end.

“Jeff and I have a legendary mixtape that’s gonna come out called ’92 til Infinity. It’s gonna come out, I’m hoping, in the summer. We’ve just got to sit down and do it all. It’s really the project that I think a lot of people have been waiting for from me. It’s just that straight Hip Hop project.”

You can see a teaser trailer for the mixtape, along with the Fuse video below. Oh yeah, download the mixtape here!



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