'Party on Fifth Ave'
Released July 23rd
“Out of the ordinary, lyrically and sonically” – NME
“…young hip-hop fans already adore him” – The Times
“...it’s only a matter of time before this young contender starts to really rival some of hip hop’s heavy players” – Clash
Fresh from his sold out UK tour, including a London show at The Forum last month, Mac Miller releases his new anthemic single ‘Party On Fifth Ave’ on July 23rd, the second release from his debut album ‘Blue Slide Park’. Mac, one of the most exciting young emcee’s of the moment continues to give a nod to old skool hip hop. With over 11 million views on YouTube, ‘Party On Fifth Ave’ samples DJ Kool’s classic ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’, or depending on your generation, DJ Mark the 45 King’s ‘The 900 Number’.
Only six months into the year and Mac Miller has already worked with a slew of massive names. Earlier this year he dropped ‘Macadelic’, the seventh mixtape of his career, which features cuts from the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lil’ Wayne. He also delivered an outstanding verse on the remix of Justin Bieber’s new single ‘Boyfriend’. Not to forget his forthcoming EP, ‘Pink Slime’, a collaboration with Neptunes legend Pharrell Williams.
Still only 20 years old, in his early teens Miller began to take his influences from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Big L, and Outkast, which helped him develop a reputation for delivering jaw-dropping freestyles in his native Pittsburgh.
Keeping true to his backpacker style, Mac Miller was signed independently to Rostrum Records, also home to Wiz Khalifa, in 2011, ‘Blue Slide Park’ became the first independently distributed debut album to top the US charts in 15 years.
Like most of his contemporaries, he first came to prominence by dropping a host of mixtapes. It was with ‘K.I.D.S’ and ‘Best Day Ever’, released 2010 and 2011 respectively, that Mac really rose from local sensation to online phenomenon, with each of his music videos clocking views by the millions on YouTube (over 320 million plays on his channel), and his hustle earning the respect of the industry.