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Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park

If Mac Miller’s ascent into stardom has faced its share of music industry woes, it’s certainly been hidden well. The 19-year-old Pittsburgh MC has been sporting a shit-eating grin ever since breaking through with his 2010 mixtape K.I.D.S.—and with good reason. It’s a peculiar time in music when artists are able to cultivate such a colossal following (check his million-plus Twitter followers and sold-out shows) without the backing of a major label, radio, or even a debut album. But with such hype, come corresponding expectations, and on Blue Slide Park, the XXL Freshman looks to meet them. In ID Labs, Mac ...

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