Mac Lethal

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Mac Lethal
Birth nameDavid McCleary Sheldon[1]
Also known asUncle Mac[2]
Born (1981-07-25) July 25, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Kansas City, Missouri[1]
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer, songwriter, radio host, author
InstrumentsVocals, sampler, keyboards
Years active2001–present
LabelsHHI Recordings, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Black Clover Records
Associated actsSeven, Murs
Websitemaclethal.bandcamp.com

David McCleary Sheldon (born July 25, 1981), better known by his stage name Mac Lethal,[1] is an American hip hop artist from Kansas City, Missouri.[3] In addition to being the founder of Black Clover Records,[4] he 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 2011, he was offered a contract from Sony which he rejected, referring to the $250,000, 5 album, 2 option and one milestone option deal as "insane".[9]

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.[10][11] In that year, he also released an album, Irish Goodbye, on Black Clover Records.[12]

Mac Lethal also runs a Tumblr feed called "Texts from Bennett", in which he posts 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 genuine.[13] He released the novel of the same name on Simon & Schuster in 2013.[14]

Mac Lethal and Amber Diamond host the television show, Binge Thinking, which premiered on MTV2 on April 1, 2016.[15][16] On September 13, 2016, he released the album, Congratulations, which featured a guest appearance from Tech N9ne.[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Men Are from Mars, Pornstars Are from Earth (2002)
  • 11:11 (2007)
  • Irish Goodbye (2011)
  • Congratulations (2016)

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)
  • The Love Potion Collection 7: The Hair Years (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 (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "Make-Out Bandit" b/w "Pound That Beer" (2007)
  • "Undertow" (2009)
  • "Lookin Bro" (2009)
  • "Nerdy White Kid Kills 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)
  • "Turning into My Father" (2018)

Guest appearances[edit]

Works Cited[edit]

  • Texts from Bennett: A Novel (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Harper, Jason (November 7, 2005). "Lethal Attraction". The Pitch. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Chester, Britt (November 21, 2010). "Mac Lethal at the Marquis". Westword.
  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. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02.
  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. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013.
  8. ^ McGarvey, Evan (November 19, 2007). "Mac Lethal: 11:11". Pitchfork.
  9. ^ Hakes, Tyler (September 28, 2011). "Staying Independent: Mac Lethal Turns Down a Record Deal". aboveGroundmagazine.com.
  10. ^ "Pancake rapper Mac Lethal on romantic cheesecake, BBQ and the second best cuisine on Earth". CNN. December 5, 2011. Archived from the original on December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  11. ^ Crum, Haley (December 2, 2011). "Rapper Mac Lethal on "Texts From Bennett" Tumblr, rapping about pancakes and more". The Washington Post.
  12. ^ Gase, Zach (April 3, 2012). "Mac Lethal :: Irish Goodbye :: Black Clover Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Texts From Bennett: Mac Lethal Speaks About His Internet Sensations". The Huffington Post. December 2, 2011.
  14. ^ Hagni, Jonna (August 8, 2013). "Coming soon — Texts from Bennett, A Novel". Vox Talk. Vox.
  15. ^ Malinsky, Gili (February 24, 2016). "We're About To See A Whole Lot More Charlamagne And Mac Lethal". MTV. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  16. ^ Gensler, Howard (March 30, 2016). "Philadelphia drunks show how smart they are on MTV2's new 'Binge Thinking'". Philly.com. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  17. ^ Bradley, Brent (September 7, 2016). "Holy Sh*t You Need To Hear Mac Lethal's "Angel Of Death" with Tech N9ne". DJBooth. Retrieved November 5, 2016.

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