Mac Miller delivers 'Faces' mixtape feat. Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt + more

Pittsburgh hailing rapper and producer Mac Miller returns with a huge bag of free music in the form of his latest mixtape release, the 24 track heavy release Faces.Read more


Mac Miller aka Delusional Thomas – Delusional Thomas [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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After introducing us to his production alter-ego Larry Fisherman via a series of projects, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hailing rap wunderkind Mac Miller now brings us his latest musical alter ego. Ladies and gentlemen, meet... Delusional Thomas.Read more


Chuck Inglish ft. Mac Miller + Ab-Soul - "Came Thru/Easily" | Music Video

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Chuck Inglish dropped his Easily EP today along with a video for the project's Mac Miller and Ab-Soul featuring single, "Came Thru/Easily." Read more


Mac Miller - "The Star Room" | Music Video

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Still on tour in the UK, Mac Miller finds time to drop another video from his critically acclaimed Watching Movies With The Sound Off album through the Delusional Thomas assisted opener "The Star Room." Read more


Chuck Inglish f/ Mac Miller & Ab-Soul – "Came Thru/Easily" | New Music

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Ahead of the release of his forthcoming EP Easily, rapper and producer Chuck Inglish unveils his latest collaborative cut titled "Came Thru/Easily".Read more


Mac Miller announces UK tour dates | Event Preview

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Having debuted at number three in the Billboard US charts with the album Watching Movies With The Sound Off and currently in the middle of a huge American tour, Mac Miller is ready to bring his talent over the pond to the UK for a full set of tour dates.

The young rapper will do seven dates during September and October in cities London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester among others to perform new material. With all the critical acclaim WMWTSO has received since its release fans will have to be quick buying tickets for the new tour dates as his growing popularity will mean they're likely to sell out fast.

Tickets are priced £17.50 (£18.50 London), on sale now  - www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051

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Friday                                 27th                        Birmingham                                 The Institute

Saturday                          28th                        Glasgow                                           O2 Academy

Sunday                               29th                        Nottingham                                  Rock City

OCTOBER

Wednesday                      2nd                          Bristol                                               O2 Academy

Thursday                          3rd                          London                                              The Forum

Saturday                          5th                          Leeds                                                    O2 Academy

Sunday                               6th                          Manchester                                    Academy 1


Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan - "Generation" | New Music

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With only less than a month away until Rapsody drops her DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, She Got Game, the Jamla emcee keeps the net stirring with her latest mixtape cut, "Generation." Read more


Mac Miller f/ Niki Randa - "I Am Who Am (Killin' Time)" | Music Video

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Mac Miller brings us the latest video from his recently released sophomore album Watching Movies With the Sound Off.
Following the trippy visuals for the ScHoolboy Q featuring "Gees", the young rap superstar switches things up and and gets reflective (literally and metaphorically) for the official video for the introspective “I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time)" featuring Niki Randa.

Watch the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania repping MC deliver his verses barefoot and smokin a cigerette in a mirrored room packed full of bright lights, whilst a beautiful yet haunted young woman floats underwater and is trapped in a mirrored cell in some of the additional shots below...

http://youtu.be/jLTOuvBTLxA


Mac Miller f/ ScHoolboy Q - "Gees" | Music Video

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Mac Millerbrings us some more psychedelic visual treats from his recently released sophomore album Watching Movies With The Sound Off.

The ILLROOTS-directed visual for "Gees", which features TDE/Black Hippy member ScHoolboy Q video is a trippy, colour washed and reality blurring affair that perfectly compliments the essence of the song and continues the creative visual run from the new LP. Watch the full video below.

Watch: Mac Miller - Gees (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JGmTalfUQY

Watching Movies With The Sound Off is out now. Read our review here.


Kanye West tops US charts with 'Yeezus', J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' takes #2 spot | News

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June 18th was a big week for Hip-Hop releases with Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller all dropping LPs, among a few more names.

After claiming the numero uno position on the UK charts, Kanye West has also claimed the no.1 spot in the US with Yeezus, making this his fifth solo number one album. J. Cole comes in a close second with Born Sinner, with Mac Miller holding down the no.3 spot with Watching Movies With The Sound Off.

Kanye broke the 300k mark with estimated sales of 328,800 copies sold, with J. Cole's LP a very close second with 297,922 copies sold, showing that the veterans aren't untouchable as newer talents can still shift big numbers proving Cole's theory in pushing his album up a week to share the release date with 'Ye.

Mac Miller sold just over 100,000 copies, and Kelly Rowland joins the guys and finishes off at no.4 with Talk A Good Game.

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Mac Miller live in London with The Internet @ Plan B [Full Concert Video]

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June 10th saw Mac Miller perform a special one off show at London's Plan B showcasing his new album Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Performed alongside Odd Future's The Internet, a mass amount of amateur videos hit the net the morning after the show but now Mac gives fans the official footage.

Running through a few well known hits of his including "Best Day Ever", "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" and "Donald Trump", the purpose of the night was to give fans an exclusive listen to the new album before it hit stores - it dropped June 17th - in a live capacity.

The sold out show, which saw Mac perform "Star Room", "S.D.S.", "REMember" and "Gees", also saw Mac pick up a guitar, strap up, and knock out a few riffs.

Watch the full London show below.

http://youtu.be/yvfUzZsPqxY

Watching Movies With The Sound Off is out now, read our review here.


J. Cole - Born Sinner | Album Review

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Unfazed by the sales showdown between himself and Kanye West - “I'mma drop the album the same day as Kanye/ Just to show the boy’s the man now like Wanyá” - J. Cole hits listeners off with new album Born Sinner. With much hype surrounding Cole’s major label sophomore release, the bar appears to have been set very high with this brave, bold, and at times controversially beautiful journey of self-exploration mirroring that of a musical confessional.Read more


Vince Staples x Larry Fisherman (aka Mac Miller) - Stolen Youth [Album] | Stream/Download

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Los Angeles native and enigmatic rap star, Vince Staples, has dropped his much anticipated free album Stolen Youth which has been entirely produced by Mac Miller's well known alter ego, Larry Fisherman.

The duo have teamed up to deliver an impressive ten-track project, which includes features from the likes of Black Hippy's Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, as well as Mac Miller [as Mac Miller and not Larry Fisherman this time] and Joey Fatts. Speaking of Mac's input on his EP, Vince explained that the two artists worked together because Mac was willing to put the effort in.

"He had the bangers at that point in time and he was willing to work. Mac is a real music nigga, actually, it’s funny. He studies it..." he told The Fader.

Stream Stolen Youth below and download the album here.


Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off | Album Review

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Ask any artist their creative process and they will convey a special story. Whether it's stuffing the studio with yes-men, relocating to Hawaii or making sure they’re high on acid; every practitioner has a unique way of creating art. Mac Miller's story involves plenty of muted throwback '80s films and wildlife documentaries. Quite an interesting process, right? Let me explain.

In the past four years a lot has changed for Mac. Between his own MTV reality show, moving from Pittsburgh to LA and acquiring a bunch of new rap friends, he managed to produce the first independent number one album in 15 years. But if we're on the subject of change I suppose we better talk about the biggest change of all; Mac Miller's sophomore record Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Read more


Mac Miller - 'Watching Movies With The Sound Off' | Album Stream

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With his sophomore album Watching Movies With The Sound Off set for release tomorrow (in the UK, US Tuesday 18th June), Mac Miller unveils an intriguing album stream of the new LP.
Setting the LP against a nature documentary style visual, the the 21 year old Pittsburgh emcee gives us unique audio-visual experience that you can watch and listen to below...

(If the video below doesn't play, you can view it here)

We recently caught up with Mac Miller for an in-depth interview, read it in full here.


Mac Miller: From Both Sides Of The Lense | Interview

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Things have been on an upward trajectory for 21-year-old Malcolm McCormick, better known as Mac Miller over the last 2 years. Having released his debut album, Blue Slide Park, that charted at number one on the US Billboard chart - the first independent record to do so since Tha Dogg Pound back in 1995 - Miller has followed up with the psychedelic drug-fuelled Macadelic mixtape, an MTV reality show and a jazz project. Preparation for the release of his sophomore record, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, find him in London on a Friday afternoon, where SoulCulture check in with him after a photoshoot as he walks through Regent Park. "I'm currently walking in the park with an umbrella," he informs us over the phone. "It's raining but still nice."

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Having made the move from his hometown Pittsburgh to Los Angeles last year, he certainly isn't used to our unpredictable British weather. After spending a week in the City of Angels to film an episode of MTV's Punk'd,  he rented his gated hillside mansion in order to isolate himself for the recording of Macadelic. "I loved the vibe out there," he explains, "It was my first time having my own space and I decided to move."

However, it isn't necessarily the women, weed and weather of L.A. that inspire many West Coast representatives, that are driving Mac forward, but the fact that moving away from his hometown, and in particular producers E. Dan and Big Jerm, has left him to fend for himself, creating a necessary evolution in his sound. "I'd spent all of my time working with two of the most talented producers in the game, so there was never any reason for me to explore doing things for myself," he explains. "When I moved I isolated myself, so it really could have been anywhere." Ironically the isolation has allowed him to connect with a diverse line-up of hip-hop's finest, including SchoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, The Internet, Flying Lotus and Pharrell Williams, all of whom appear on his new album. And like everything Mac seems to do, nothing is forced or contrived. "It's really organic. People just started coming over, and they like the vibe at the house," he explains. "Me being out there has allowed us to become good friends and then the music has just followed. In Pittsburgh there was nobody really around to put on the album and stuff - other than the homies - so I had to do it myself."

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With every project thus far, Mac has captured a different vibe and has immersed listeners in those worlds. Undoubtedly his most adventurous effort yet, Watching Movies With The Sound Off is, in his own words, "More cerebral and surrealist, like Salvador Dali. There are a lot of layers to it," he goes on "But I kind of just want people to listen to the music and take from it what they will." The escapism, as well as the title, draws from his love of films, and bringing up the subject soon reveals that he is a film-buff who gets too involved in what he watches. "It's an opportunity to temporarily escape your world and live in another. I cry at the sad bits, smile at the cheesy parts, scream at scary movies," he admits. "As a kid I used to spend the next few hours after the movie playing pretend and imagining what is next for the characters." He also recently portrayed himself in the 5th instalment of the 'Scary Movie' franchise alongside Snoop Dogg. The second half of the title comes from the studio ritual of playing muted films and drawing from them to create soundtracks which become original compositions. And this passion for the alternate realities of cinema is echoed throughout WMWTSO, whether in Fly Lo's Sci-Fi production and the Super-Hero Comedy visual for lead single "S.D.S," or the fact that Mac employs battle rapper Loaded Lux to deliver a diss rap about him, in order to leave the haters with nothing more to say - which whether intentionally or not, draws comparisons to the final scenes of Eminem's semi-biographical 8 Mile.

Whilst directing movies through his music, he has also spent a lot of time on the other side of the camera this year, with his MTV2 reality series Mac Miller & The Most Dope Family that originally aired in the US back in February. He describes the experience of being followed by cameras as rough, although it certainly doesn't come across as something he has regrets about. When asked about the legitimacy of the situations documented in the show, he is happy to be transparent. "The reality of my life is that I just sit in the studio all day and make music," the self-confessed music addict explains. "You can't really make a show about that. So everything is real in the sense of that there is no script. But we might decide like 'This episode we go fishing' and then whatever happens becomes the episode."

It's interesting to observe that despite the fact that the last year has seen Mac acquiring an L.A. mansion, fast cars, women, famous friends and an MTV show - where most would expect his output to begin engineering itself towards chart exposure - his music seems to have gone in the complete opposite direction and, if anything, has become even more organic. He attributes this to his ability to separate the various aspects of his career, explaining that he set times to film and treats the TV show as a job, returning to his studio as soon as the cameras are off to make more music. "The cameras came at a funny time for me," he reflects, "because my life has become a lot more private and more relaxed than ever before. Now I'm not going to clubs and events, I just want to sit around and make music. I'm realising the preciousness of my privacy."

Another new string to Miller's ever extending bow, is his newly surfacing production work, which seems to be growing in quantity as months pass and is present across a number of tracks on Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Working under the alias Larry Fisherman, the past few months alone have seen the likes of Ab-Soul, Sir Michael Rocks, Hodgy Beats, Boldy James and Freddie Gibbs spitting over his instrumentals, as well as an upcoming EP with underrated Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, which Mac has produced in its entirety. When asked about the seriousness of his production work he is quick to respond: "Oh I'm taking it very seriously. I'd love to have producing even pay the bills." Nevertheless he is still building his confidence in this aspect of his career, informing us, "I'm still self conscious of being called a producer, because it's something new, but it's very exciting." And while having such an arsenal of MC's to call upon can't harm, Mac's time working with Pharrell Williams on their upcoming Pink Slime EP - as well as "Objects In The Mirror" on WMWTSO - hasn't been too bad for his inspiration either. "Pharrell can do anything," states Mac. "How he sees music. He's a visionary, and he always pushes things to the next level. It's great to see that openness."

It's this kind of openness that is increasingly present throughout Mac's own ventures as well as his genuine music that have him moving from strength to strength. "I love it man," he says happily and sincerely, "It's all I do. It's less of work and more of an addiction. Music is open, and there are no limits. You can do whatever you want to do. And it's that mind set that me and all of us are with."

Watching Movies With The Sound Off is available on Monday 17th June. [pre-order]

Words by: Grant Brydon
Images by: Hayley Louisa Brown