25 of the Best Mac Miller Songs
Pittsburgh, Penn. was uncharted territory for the rap world for years, but Mac Miller has played a huge part in helping put the blue collar city on the map. The 24-year-old rapper is currently one of the most charismatic stars in hip-hop and has established himself as a budding mogul in the making with the potential to expand his portfolio and standing in the rap game at a moment's notice.
But prior to the bright lights and the No. 1 albums, Mac Miller was a relative unknown striving to make a name for himself outside of his Pittsburgh stomping grounds. Aligning himself with Rostrum Records, the rhymer would get the look he was aiming for when his track, "Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza," became a hit on rap blogs and YouTube, racking up millions of hits causing more than a few to take note of the fresh-faced youngster with the suburban swag.
Miller would hit a home run out of the gate with his 2011 album, Blue Slide Park, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, the first independent album to do so since Dogg Pound's Dogg Food in 1995. Selling 144,000 in its first week of release, Blue Slide Park would be an indication of his ability to move more clicks online than his peers and the fact he was primed for an extended tenure on the rap scene.
The rapper would return in 2013, with his sophomore album, Watching Movies With the Sound Off, which would also see commercial success as well as critical acclaim. The effort was deemed a vast improvement compared to his debut. But it would be his third studio album, GO:OD AM, that found him coming into his own as a respected lyricist and one of the most favored voices in hip-hop -- on and off the mic.
XXL highlights the tracks that best define Larry Fisherman's career thus far and are simply undeniable. Check 25 Best Mac Miller Songs.