Another white rapper? Wait a minute before you pass judgment. He has the humor of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eminem[/lastfm] but [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mac Miller[/lastfm] definitely has his own identity and it’s not Slim Shady. He’s already gained a lot of attention with his witty lyrics and catchy songs from his debut album Blue Slide Park and in case you’re not familiar, I wanted to feature him this week on my Playlist.
Mac Miller can’t even legally drink yet (emphasis on legally) but at the age of only 19 he’s released his first album. Before he was signed, though, he was the champion of many MC contests and sold millions of copies of his mixtapes. The holy trinity of social media Twitter, Facebook and YouTube also helped get him a pretty substantial following. Makes sense why Blue Slide Park debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 200 when it came out last month. Not bad for an indie artist.
The song I decided to feature is the second single off that album and you’ll immediately notice the 80′s sample. Throw it on at your ugly Christmas sweater party you’re planning and spike the eggnog. It’ll definitely set the mood. Better make it a virgin eggnog for Mac Miller. Enjoy “Party On Fifth Ave” on my Playlist this week! xo – S