When, just over a month ago, Mac Miller announced while UStreaming that he would be dropping his new mixtape, Best Day Ever, on March 11, his fans were justifiably excited. The project they'd been anticipating since he dropped K.I.D.S. in August of 2010, finally had a release date. Mac promised that if the Best Day Ever became a trending topic on Twitter that night, he'd drop a song from the upcoming release. He kept his word, and before long, "Donald Trump" was out and trending itself. Soon, Mac and his Most Dope team premiered the video, and in under a week it had over 1 million views on YouTube.

Mac received strong support from his fans when he finally released BDE late this past Friday evening (March 11), but the XXL Freshman may have exceeded expectations. Word is BDE got roughly 300,000 downloads in 48 hours.

Now just days removed from the release, Mac took some time to chop it up with XXLMag.com and offer a breakdown of the project, track by track. Thumbs up. —Adam Fleischer