Pittsburgh native Mac Miller lays down an unapologetic and hard-core breed of rap that often skewers and roasts various facets and members of society. Miller has cited hip-hop legends Lauren Hill, A Tribe Called Quest and the Beastie Boys as his influences, and the young man certainly chose well. His sound is clearly not a ripoff of any of the memorable artists of the prior decades, but careful listeners can catch him paying homage to the greats that laid the path he now travels in some of his most well-known tracks.
Mac's breakout 2011 debut Blue Slide Park debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 (only the second Independent album to ever achieve this accomplishment). In 2013 he returned with the introspective sophomore set Watching Movies with the Sound Off which topped out at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, yielded the trio of singles "S.D.S.", "Watching Movies" and "Goosebumpz" and boasts features from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Jay Electronica and Tyler, The Creator.