When the news of Mac Miller‘s sudden death surfaced, the rap world in which he had bestowed with an inimitable voice, was absolutely devastated.
Now, under the drive of powerhouse producer, Jon Brion, who closely worked with Miller for several years, Circles, the follow-up album to Swimming, is posthumously complete – and as it manifests, the artist’s melodic cycle has finally come full circle.
While Circles was intended to be the second album in a three-part series, according to Brion, the 12-track album which has no features, just Miller – upfront and vulnerable, provides a compelling insight into his ongoing journey of self-discovery; everywhere from facing the complexities of a “Blue World,” where realising “reality’s so hard to find,” amid searching for “someone to save [him]” from his very own construct (“I Can See“).
The talent that is Mac Miller, is far beyond comprehensible, from writing his own lyrics and producing illustrious beats, to distinguishably gifting the world with an alternative rap voice that compels a most diverse audience; his genuine, kind-hearted soul evoked a certain vulnerability that any human being can relate to – an aptness that simply makes him unforgettable.
Circles is the absolute testament to his life’s work… may Mac Miller live on.
Listen now below.
— One year after the passing of Hip-Hop icon, Mac Miller, a celebration of his life will take place in his favorite Pittsburgh park.
The untimely death of Mac Miller in September 2018 sent instant shockwaves throughout the entire music industry. While Mac was one of the most gifted artists of our time, his jovial spirit and genuine personality were completely unmatched. So, it’s only right that he be formally celebrated on the first anniversary of his passing.
On September 7th, many will gather in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park, A.K.A ‘Blue Slide Park’, to honor the life of Mac Miller. The event will start at 12pm and there will be music and videos of Mac being played throughout.
For those who may not remember, Blue Slide Park is a Pittsburgh park that Mac Miller frequented as a youngster. It is also the title of his 2011 debut album.
Rest Easy, Mac.
― Dreamville’s J.I.D. has come has delivered on his promise to drop new music with the release of his latest single, “151 Rum”, ahead of his sophomore album.
Early last week, the East Atlanta rapper hinted at dropping a single to kick off the rollout of his highly anticipated DiCaprio 2 project. The single, titled “151 Rum”, was produced by Nice Rec & Christo and perfectly showcases J.I.D.’s otherworldly lyrical ability.
In a recent Instagram post regarding the upcoming album, J.I.D. shared some thoughts on his growth and what you can expect from the project. He says,
“This project isn’t like the nevrr story or anything u heard from me b4, it isn’t my gkmc or whatever else your are expecting it to be “headass”lol its not what I expected it to be but I love it and I appreciate the journey it took me through to get me here, each song feels like a individual film to me”
He also shared that that Mac Miller handled most of the post-production and that he was set to open up for Miller’s Swimming Tour as he stated,
“Mac came thru and helped post produce and organize on almost every song on here, I worked on being a better writer, even outside of punchlines and shit, like I can rap all fuckn day but I like writing songs and shit too, whatever, like I really just challenged my self to becoming better, period,”
It looks like J.I.D has a monster album on the way―maybe even an underrated contender for Album of the Year. Only time will tell though. In the meantime enjoy “151 Rum” on all streaming platforms now.