Macadelic

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Macadelic
Mixtape by Mac Miller
Released March 23, 2012
Recorded 2011
Rostrum Records Studio
I.D. Labs Studio
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Genre Hip hop, psychedelic hip hop
Label Rostrum
Producer ID Labs, SAP
Mac Miller chronology
Blue Slide Park
(2011)
'Macadelic'
(2012)
Watching Movies with the Sound Off
(2013)

Macadelic is the seventh mixtape by American rapper Mac Miller. It was released online via free digital download on March 23, 2012. It includes the hit single "Loud". Mac Miller went on The Macadelic Tour[1] in support of the mixtape in the Spring of 2012. He performed at 18 shows in the United States and 3 in Europe. Since its release, it has been viewed over 2,327,719 times, downloaded over 1,059,598 times, and streamed over 616,551 times from the official host of the mixtape, DatPiff.com.[2]

Overview[edit]

After the release of Blue Slide Park and I Love Life, Thank You in 2011, Mac Miller began working on another project. According to Miller, he decided to "stop thinking about what kind of music [he] should make and just start saying what [he] wanted to say." On March 23, 2012 Mac Miller released Macadelic and had a release party at Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3] The music video for "Loud" was also released that day.

Mac Miller's lyrical focus and subject is different from that of his previous major mixtape Best Day Ever. Also, the instrumentals on the songs have a psychedelic influence to the typical hip hop beat. While most songs' lyrics are rapped, hit songs such as "Clarity", "Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)", and "The Question" featuring Lil Wayne are performed in a more poetic way. "Desperado" ends with the introduction to "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles. Another feature of Macadelic was its numerous cosigns and guest features. Mac Miller performed alongside Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Cam'ron, and Juicy J among others. Some of the more popular songs from the mixtape are "Loud", "Thoughts From a Balcony", "Clarity", "Lucky Ass Bitch", "Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)", and "The Question".

Production[edit]

I.D. Labs produced several tracks on Macadelic as they did with previous Mac Miller projects. However, Macadelic introduces several new producers to Mac Miller such as Wally West who produced "The Question" featuring Lil Wayne. SAP, who produced Mac Miller's hit "Donald Trump" produced his song "Thoughts From a Balcony" which was later released as a music video. Iman Omari who was featured on "Fight the Feeling" along with Kendrick Lamar and "Sunlight" produced "Fight the Feeling". Several other new producers worked on Macadelic as well. The song "1 Threw 8" features a sample from The xx song "Fantasy". Teddy Roxpin, who previously worked with Mac Miller on "Get Up" and "Futuristic Funk," produced "Sunlight."

Accolades[edit]

The album was named the 50th best album of 2012 by Complex Magazine.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s)[5] Length
1. "Love Me As I Have Loved You"   Ritz Reynolds 1:15
2. "Desperado"   I.D. Labs 4:00
3. "Loud"   Big Jerm, Sayez 3:01
4. "Thoughts from a Balcony"   SAP 3:06
5. "Aliens Fighting Robots" (featuring Sir Michael Rocks) Brandun DeShay 4:40
6. "Vitamins"   I.D. Labs 3:43
7. "Fight the Feeling" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Iman Omari) Iman Omari 5:02
8. "Lucky Ass Bitch" (featuring Juicy J) Lex Luger 4:18
9. "The Mourning After"   Two Fresh 3:08
10. "1 Threw 8"   Black Diamond 3:57
11. "Ignorant" (featuring Cam'ron) Cardo 3:33
12. "The Question" (featuring Lil Wayne) DJ Wally West, I.D. Labs 5:54
13. "Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)"   Clams Casino 3:23
14. "Sunlight" (featuring Iman Omari) Teddy Roxpin 3:09
15. "Clarity"   I.D. Labs, Ritz Reynolds 4:35
16. "America" (featuring Casey Veggies & Joey Badass) Hannibal King 4:33
17. "Fuck 'Em All"   I.D. Labs 4:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-01-22). "Mac Miller Announces "The Macadelic Tour" Featuring The Cool Kids & The Come Up | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Mac Miller - Macadelic // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Mac Miller's Macadelic Listening Party At Shadow Lounge (3/23/2012)". YouTube. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  4. ^ "50. Mac Miller, Macadelic — The 50 Best Albums of 2012". Complex. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  5. ^ "Mac Miller - Macadelic Mixtape Free Download". Macmillerofficial.com. Retrieved 2012-07-10.