When I was a teenager I would escape to Hamilton as often as possible. Entering Ontario’s ‘dark corner’ meant chilling with my boys and hitting up Dr. Disc. Before the advent of digital downloads Dr. Disc was the only place you could go to get the latest Rap EP’s and Mixtapes.
I remember getting the Slim Shady album before Dre signed him; Nas’s “Lost Tapes” before it was re-mastered as such; and enough “Wake-Up Show” and DJ Clue mixtapes to make a CD Carousel spin. It’s been a dozen years since but I’m still a fan of that “New-New”; I’m still on my Mixtape grind listening to the current kings of the game!
Twenty-ten has provided rap fans with some of the best Mixtapes in years. Kush & Orange Juice, Boss of All Bosses 2.5, and Royal Flush are just three of my favorites. K.I.D.S, however, happens to be the most recent gem.
Earlier this month I was introduced to the entity Malcolm McCormick AKA Mac Miller. This adopted son of Pittsburgh is definitely the dopest eighteen-year-old in the game. Old-heads will instantly overlook him because of his youth; doubters will dismiss him because of his race; and the average consumer will simply wait for his popularity to rise. I instead am not only ready to co-sign the kid, I’m also willing to wait and watch haters turn to fans.
If Mac and his MostDope crew can keep up with this relentless pace there is no question that he’ll be chart-topping ASAFP! In the meantime I’ve got K.I.D.S. on repeat, with my whiteboy grin on lock. LOL!!!
A Day in the Life of Mac Miller (Part One):
A Day in the Life of Mac Miller (Part Two):
A Day in the Life of Mac Miller (Part Three):
To Be Continued…