Some of Miller’s music influences includes Big L, Lauryn Hill, The Beastie Boys, Outkast, and A Tribe called Quest.He also has a close relationship with fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and states “Wiz has been a big brother to me with this music thing so far. Our relationship is beyond music. He really is just my homie, whether I will be making music or not.
This young rapper from Pittsburgh, P.A. is over here doing the damn thing! This self taught musician plays the piano, guitar, and the drums. In high school, Miller decided to focus on his hip-hop career, later noting, “Once I hit 15, I got real serious about it and it changed my life completely… I used to be into sports, play all the sports, go to all the high school parties. But once I found out hip-hop is almost like a job, that’s all I did.”
His first single Knock Knock premiered on YouTube last year, and this video definitely has a little bit of a Marshall Mathers feel which I greatly appreciated. The video is fun, and everyone in it is having a great time. My favorite line is Bitch I feel great. The entire video made me feel great from start to finish. This youngster can absolutely rap, and his grin in this video made me smile every time.
On March 29, 2011, he released an EP called “On And On And Beyond”. The six-track work was produced by Rostrum Records, and in July he announced the title of his first album Blue Slide Park on his YouTube channel which is set for a fall release. (Make sure to check back here for it!) Miller’s most recent release was a mixtape titled “Best Day Ever”. The mixtape features his singles “Get Up”, “Wear My Hat”, and the more favorites “Donald Trump”, “BDE Bonus” and “All Around The World”.
The video for the first single released from this mixtape, “Donald Trump”, has reached 19 million views on YouTube, and Donald Trump himself, who is referenced on the song, acknowledged the video on the social networking site Twitter when it reached 16 million views stating “Who wouldn’t be flattered? The song also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 debuting at #80 and peaking at #79. This is an impressive feat considering he is not signed to a major label and the song didn’t receive major radio airplay.
This year Mac’s first TV appearance took place in the VH1 show Single Ladies where he played a fictionalized version of himself that succeeded in selling one of his mixtapes to one of the main characters.
Mac is very much a kid at heart and absolutely has the talent to go very far in this industry! Word is he will be going on tour when his album comes out late this fall. Be sure to check out his website at http://macmiller.org/