Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Used to Take the Bus, Now the Boy Board Jets "

It's been a little over a month since @MacMiller's latest mixtape Best Day Ever dropped and I'm feeling like I didn't give it the love it deserved when it dropped. To put things in perspective, his mixtape has been out about 6 weeks now and has over 1 million views and 275,000 downloads...whoa! With hype tracks like Donald Trump and the title track on the album (below), you could say the buzz he created with his newest release gained some traction with fans. I wouldn't go as far to say his new tape is anywhere near as good as his last release K.I.D.S., but surpassing the success of that groundbreaking tape would have been a tall order.

To be fair, I was a fan of this song prior to seeing him in concert two weeks ago, but when he kicked the second verse of Best Day Ever acapella, I gained a new respect for his talents. Although he may only be 19 years old and may sound young, I've been impressed with the depth of his lyrics. Just take the hook of this track as an example:
"No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile
Pursuit to be happy only laughing like a child
I never thought life would be this sweet
It got me cheesing from cheek to cheek
And I ain't gonna wait for nothing cause that just ain't my style
Life couldn't get better, this gon' be the best day ever"
For a young dude comin' up who makes predominantly wild out party music, I like that he can still reel it back in and get introspective on a track if need be.

Rostrum Records is definitely in the building for 2011 and I'm starting to catch on to the general sound that @idlabsmusic has been crafting for the label. He did the beats on more than a few of my favorites off Rolling Papers like Cameras and The Race. Chalk up the track below to his production and don't ever forget that your favorite artist is able to shine because of the producers who get behind the boards to lay the foundation for their success.

Kinda ironic I'd post the song Best Day Ever on Easter too right? Enjoy it with your fam y'all, especially you Chreaster folks who put in time twice a year at your local worshipping establishments...#GodStilLovesYouIPromise

Extra: Check the sick stage dive he did at Indiana last week (fast forward to the 1:30 mark)...
Mac Miller - Best Day Ever (prod by ID Labs)


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