Mac Miller is a rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is signed to Rostrum Records and released his debut album, Blue Slide Park, on November 8, 2011.
On July 5, 2011, Mac Miller announced the title of his first album Blue Slide Park on his YouTube channel, set for a Fall release. In September 2011 it was revealed that Miller would release a mixtape titled 92 Til Infinity hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff prior to the release of Blue Slide Park. However, the release did not happen, and it was since then left in planning.
On October 14, 2011, Mac Miller released a 13 song mixtape called I Love Life, Thank You, featuring Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Talib Kweli, and Bun B.
On November 2011, Blue Slide Park debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 144,000 copies. This was the first independently distributed debut to take the number one spot on the Billboard albums chart since since Tha Dogg Pound’s 1995 release Dogg Food.
In 2011 Mac Miller was one of eleven rappers featured in XXL magazine’s Freshman Class of 2011. In 2011, his first TV appearance took place in the VH1 show Single Ladies; he played a fictionalized version of himself that succeeded in selling one of his mixtapes to one of the main characters. Also in 2011, he was a part of MTV Jams Fab Five artists.
On February 15, 2012 Mac Miller uploaded a trailer on YouTube for his long anticipated music video “Missed Calls”. It was released on his official YouTube channel on June 22, 2012. On March 23, 2012, Mac Miller released his seventh mixtape called Macadelic. He released “Loud” as a single off the mixtape as well as making a music video. “Loud” peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100. Miller also released a video for “Thoughts From A Balcony”.
In June 2012 Mac Miller made the song “Onaroll” available on YouTube. “Onaroll” is performed by Mac Miller and produced by Pharrell, from a future collaboration EP titled Pink Slime.
On August 7, 2012 Mac Miller released a further single from “Pink Slime”, “Glow”, available for free download. On September 1, Miller released another free song called “PlaneCarBoat” which features West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q and was produced by himself.
On October 14, Mac Miller announced Pink Slime would be released before the end of 2012 and that his second album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, will be released in early 2013. Watching Movies With the Sound Off will feature Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Cam’ron, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator, Action Bronson and Gucci Mane. When speaking of the album Miller said that it is “very introspective and very personal so it’s kind of throwing it all out there and seeing what happens.”
On November 11, 2012 Mac Miller released a free EP entitled You under the name Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival. Rather than rap, the EP features Miller crooning over lounging jazz instrumentals. Soon after he also announced his plans to finally release 92 Til Infinity with DJ Jazzy Jeff in early 2013 prior to his release.
Mac Miller will be featured on a six-episode MTV reality series titled “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family”. In March of 2013 Miller will go on a tour of Europe with fellow rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. He is also starting his own record label, REMember Music, named after a friend who died, whose initials were REM He is producing Odd Future affiliate Vince Staples’ upcoming EP, Tales of A Stolen Youth, under his production alias, Larry Fisherman.
How Mac Miller Made His Money – Rap Music
Estimated Net Worth: $3.5 Million
Government Name: Malcolm McCormick
Birthday: January 19, 1992
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