Mac Miller News

  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 20)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 20)
    Mar 21, 2015 at 11:15am
    Last week was a great one to be a hip-hop fan, but a bad one to be a record label executive. To Pimp A Butterfly has some considering it a classic already, and we have a new Earl Sweatshirt album to look forward to next week. Sony and Interscope may have gotten put on blast, but it's OK: Chris Brown's off probation.
  • Mac Miller Sued For $150,000 By 70s Funk Band Aquarian Dream
    Mac Miller Sued For $150,000 By 70s Funk Band Aquarian Dream
    Mar 19, 2015 at 01:32pm
    Copyright is becoming a scary force in the music industry. As much as its always been around, things have been tightening in recent years, pushing things to the brink with the Marvin Gaye estate's victory over Pharrell and Robin Thicke in the "Blurred Lines" suit.Mixtapes were once a safe place from this kind of shenanigans, but as the internet becomes a more restricted place, they've too been targeted in these type of suits.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
    Feb 20, 2015 at 06:30pm
    Things turned down a few notches after last week, which isn't a bad thing considering how crazy that week was. Kanye West returned to The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty much the biggest thing. We're still on the look out for his album and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Stream Mike G's "Award Tour II" EP
    Stream Mike G's "Award Tour II" EP
    Jan 26, 2015 at 02:30pm
    Odd Future's Mike G arose from a rather lengthy slumber last fall, dropping off three tracks since November. One of them, the Tyler, The Creator-produced "Highlights," shows up on his new 5 track EP, Award Tour II.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 23)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 23)
    Jan 23, 2015 at 08:15pm
    What a week it has been in hip-hop. It's a week that got kicked off with tragedy. It's going to take some time for the wound that A$AP Yams left us to heal.
  • Mac Miller Speaks On Signing With Major Label, Confirms He's Working On New Album
    Mac Miller Speaks On Signing With Major Label, Confirms He's Working On New Album
    Nov 21, 2014 at 03:49pm
    Mac Miller surprised us when it was announced the once independent MC had taken his talents and his imprint to a major label. In fact, he signed a deal reportedly worth $10 million with Warner Bros. He made a brief statement at the time the deal was announced, giving us the following reason: "They have Prince."  Now, in an interview with The Fader while backstage at Camp Flog Gnaw, the rapper has expanded on what motivated to go to a major label.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
    Oct 24, 2014 at 05:00pm
    This week on hip-hop: Labels, labels, labels. Either because the record heads can't get it together or the artists don't want to play the game, the past couple of days saw two rappers at odds with their respective labels. Chief Keef is on the verge of getting dropped from Interscope.
  • Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
    Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
    Oct 21, 2014 at 03:22pm
    Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label.
  • 10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
    10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
    Oct 21, 2014 at 09:00am
    Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere. FlyLo made some huge waves in the blogosphere when news broke that he is in fact Captain Murphy, the enigmatic, cartoony, deep-voiced, laughing hip-hop personality that released the Duality mixtape a couple years back.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
    Oct 17, 2014 at 10:48pm
    We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south. Also, one rapper tweeted his version of "Control." Yep, it's been an odd year for hip-hop.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
    Oct 11, 2014 at 03:51pm
    The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things.
  • DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
    DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
    Sep 24, 2014 at 02:07pm
    Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Aug 22, 2014 at 11:38am
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now
    Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now
    Aug 6, 2014 at 01:17pm
    Mac Miller has kept a relatively low-key profile this year, since giving fans a free mixtape Faces in May, we haven't heard much else from the Pittsburgh native. Nonetheless, he's got a lot on his plate at the moment, which he discusses in a new interview with Complex.
  • Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Mac Miller Reveals Collaboration With Your Old Droog
    Jul 20, 2014 at 12:33pm
    Your Old Droog made quite a splash with the release of his self-titled EP earlier this year. The rapper's well-crafted style of underground rap was enough to garner some attention, but the uncanny resemblance to Nas' voice was what got people really talking.
  • Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller At BK Hip Hop Festival [Update: Raekwon Brings Out Bobby Shmurda]
    Jul 12, 2014 at 09:38pm
    The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is going down today in Williamsburg, and so far, Jay Electronica's set was the most surprising. Jay Elec performing alone in itself is quite a rare sight, but the elusive rapper made sure to up the ante of his set with a few big name guest appearances.
  • Samples Of The Week: June 26
    Samples Of The Week: June 26
    Jun 26, 2014 at 10:06am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
    Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
    Jun 24, 2014 at 01:30pm
    Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster.
  • Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
    Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
    Jun 13, 2014 at 11:50am
    Mac Miller's West Coast crib is quickly becoming a hot spot for rappers to record. We heard from Ab-Soul how he recorded most of his new album These Days... within Mac's chill confines, and thanks to Instagram, from time to time we get to see which rappers are stopping by his home recording studio.
  • Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
    Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
    Jun 11, 2014 at 04:30pm
    Ab-Soul delivered a banger yesterday which featured ScHoolboy Q, "Hunnid Stax." Although Mac Miller wasn't credited on the track, mid-record you can hear Mac drop a few slow-paced bars before the track picks up pace again. Now in a new interview with XXL, Soulo reveals that Mac Miller's L.A.
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