Mac Lethal

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Mac Lethal
Birth name David McCleary Sheldon
Also known as Uncle Mac[1]
Born (1981-07-25) July 25, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer, songwriter, radio host, author
Instruments Vocals, sampler, keyboards
Years active 2001–present
Labels HHI Recordings, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Black Clover Records
Associated acts Seven, Murs, Sage Francis, Grieves, Budo, Atmosphere
Website maclethal.bandcamp.com

David McCleary Sheldon (born July 25, 1981), better known by his stage name Mac Lethal,[2] is an American hip hop recording artist, of Irish descent, from Kansas City, Missouri.[3] He is also the founder of Black Clover Records[4] and is a radio host on KRBZ 96.5 the Buzz show, Black Clover Radio.[5]

Career[edit]

Mac Lethal released his debut album, Men Are from Mars, Pornstars Are from Earth, on HHI Recordings in 2002.[6] Sage Francis took him on the Fuck Clear Channel Tour in 2004.[7]

In 2006, Mac Lethal founded Black Clover Records with longtime friend Jeremy Willis, who had been running the Datura Label.[4] In 2007, he released the album entitled 11:11 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.[8]

In November 2011, Mac Lethal released a video on YouTube of him rapping over the beat to "Look at Me Now" while he prepares a dish of pancakes in his kitchen. The video became a viral hit and got millions of views in a matter of days and led to interviews on websites like CNN and The Washington Post.[9][10]

Mac Lethal is also responsible for a Tumblr feed called "Texts from Bennett", in which he purports to divulge text message conversations between himself and his cousin Bennett. Although some have questioned whether or not Bennett is a real person, he insists that the conversations are 100% genuine.[11] He released the novel of the same name on Simon & Schuster in 2013.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Men Are from Mars, Pornstars Are from Earth (2002)
  • 11:11 (2007)
  • Irish Goodbye (2011)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Love Potion Collection (2003)
  • The Love Potion Collection 2 (2006)
  • The Love Potion Collection 3 (2006)
  • The Love Potion Collection 4 (2007)
  • The Crown Prime Rib Mixtape (2008)
  • The Love Potion Collection 5 (2009)
  • Black Clover Presents Aged Barrel Series 1: Original 11:11 (2009)
  • Black Clover Presents Aged Barrel Series 2: Moonthinker (2009)
  • Blood in the Water Mixtape (2010)
  • The Love Potion Collection 6 (2010)
  • North Korean BBQ (2011)

EPs[edit]

  • Moon Thinker (2001)
  • Nine Situations (2003)
  • Women of Scribble Jam (2004) (with Murs)
  • Digital Love Potion (2008)
  • Daytrotter Session (2008)
  • Fast as Hell Though (2011)
  • Postcards from Kansas City (2013)

Singles[edit]

  • "Make-Out Bandit" b/w "Pound That Beer" (2007)
  • "Undertow" (2009)
  • "Lookin Bro" (2009)
  • "Look at Me Now" (2011)
  • "How to Make Your Own Chick-Fil-A" (2012)
  • "You're vs. Your" (2012)
  • "Beatbox + iPhone + Guitar + Fast Rap = Win" (2012)
  • "Alphabet Insanity" (2014)
  • "Incredible Mozart Rap" (2014)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Al Japro - "Detour" from Seasoned By... (2004)
  • Deep Thinkers - "We Live in Kansas City And..." from Necks Move (2004)
  • Rick Whispers - "Bottles" from Awed by the Backdrop (2006)
  • Sadistik - "Ashes to Ashley" from The Balancing Act (2008)
  • The Let Go - "No Difference" from Tomorrow Handles That (2008)
  • Abadawn - "Got It Wrong" from Good Villain (2008)
  • CunninLynguists - "Broken Van (Thinking of You)" from Strange Journey Volume One (2009)
  • Solar One - "Palette" from Dark Days Pass (2009)
  • The Day Laborers - "Burn One" from The Learning Process (2009)
  • Ces Cru - "Guntitled" from The Playground (2009)
  • LX-Beats - "Crazy Venomous" and "Thug or What" from Poor Man's Luxury (2009)
  • Dez & Nobs - "4 Trillion 4" from Rocky Dennis (2010)
  • Noah23 - "Foot Loose" from Heart of Rock (2010)
  • Sole - "Fuck Wells Fargo" from Nuclear Winter Volume 2: Death Panel (2011)
  • Abstrakt Thought & Justin Rent - "Strange Radio" (2011)
  • The Quintessential Homegrown - "Erie Canal" (2011)
  • Spose - "I'm Awesome (Remix)" from Happy Medium (2011)
  • Warrbuckss - "Hold On" (2011)
  • Copywrite - "White Democrats" from God Save the King (2012)
  • Rhyme Progression - "Broken Down" from Awoken EP (2012)
  • Apathy - "O'Doyle Rules" from It's the Bootleg, Muthafuckas! Volume 3: Fire Walk with Me (2012)
  • Center of Attention - "Bender (Remix)" (2013)
  • Swab - "Twilight Time" from Panorama Playground (2013)
  • Tha Grit - "Brother David" (2013)
  • D. Lector - "Drugs Tonight" (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Texts from Bennett: A Novel (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chester, Britt (November 21, 2010). "Mac Lethal at the Marquis". Westword. 
  2. ^ Harper, Jason (November 7, 2005). "Lethal Attraction". The Pitch. 
  3. ^ Koch, Kyle (November 23, 2010). "Mac Lethal". The Pitch. 
  4. ^ a b Rohla, Bill (2009). "The Future of Midwest Hip Hop". High Plains Reader. 
  5. ^ Harper, Jason (November 3, 2009). "Mac Lethal calls for local songs to play on Black Clover Radio". The Pitch. 
  6. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (August 2002). "Mac Lethal - Men Are From Mars, Pornstars Are From Earth". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ "Fuck Clear Channel Tour". The Wake Student Magazine. March 31, 2004. 
  8. ^ McGarvey, Evan (November 19, 2007). "Mac Lethal: 11:11". Pitchfork Media. 
  9. ^ "Pancake rapper Mac Lethal on romantic cheesecake, BBQ and the second best cuisine on Earth". CNN. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ Crum, Haley (December 2, 2011). "Rapper Mac Lethal on "Texts From Bennett" Tumblr, rapping about pancakes and more.". The Washington Post. 
  11. ^ "Texts From Bennett: Mac Lethal Speaks About His Internet Sensations". The Huffington Post. December 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ Hagni, Jonna (August 8, 2013). "Coming soon — Texts from Bennett, A Novel". Vox Talk. Vox. 

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