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Macadelic is the seventh mixtape by American rapper Mac Miller. It was released online via free digital download on March 23, 2012. It includes the hit single "Loud". Miller went on The Macadelic Tour in support of the mixtape in early 2012, performing 18 shows in the United States and 3 in Europe.[1] Since its release, it has been downloaded over 1.3 million times and streamed over 1.5 million times from its official host, DatPiff.[2] Macadelic was remastered and commercially released on May 4, 2018.[3]

Macadelic
Macadelic mixtape cover.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2012 (2012-03-23)
Recorded2011
Rostrum Records Studio
ID Labs Studio
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
GenreHip hop, psychedelic hip hop
Length64:40
LabelRostrum
ProducerID Labs, Sap
Mac Miller chronology
Blue Slide Park
(2011)
Macadelic
(2012)
Watching Movies with the Sound Off
(2013)

Contents

OverviewEdit

After the release of Blue Slide Park and I Love Life, Thank You in 2011, Mac Miller began working on another project. According to Miller, he decided to "stop thinking about what kind of music [he] should make and just start saying what [he] wanted to say." On March 23, 2012 Mac Miller released Macadelic and had a release party at Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[4] The music video for "Loud" was also released that day.

Mac Miller's lyrical focus and subject is different from that of his previous major mixtape Best Day Ever. Also, the instrumentals on the songs have a psychedelic influence to the typical hip hop beat. While most songs' lyrics are rapped, hit songs such as "Clarity", "Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)", and "The Question" featuring Lil Wayne are performed in a more poetic way. "Desperado" ends with the introduction to "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles. Another feature of Macadelic was its numerous cosigns and guest features. Mac Miller performed alongside Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Joey Bada$$, Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, Cam'ron, and Juicy J among others. Some of the more popular songs from the mixtape are "Loud", "Thoughts From a Balcony", "Clarity", "Lucky Ass Bitch", "Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)", and "The Question".

ProductionEdit

Hi-Chi Labs produced several tracks on Macadelic as they did with previous Mac Miller projects. However, Macadelic introduces several new producers to Mac Miller such as Wally West who produced "The Question" featuring Lil Wayne. SAP, who produced Mac Miller's hit "Donald Trump" produced his song "Thoughts From a Balcony" which was later released as a music video. Iman Omari who was featured on "Fight the Feeling" along with Kendrick Lamar and "Sunlight" produced "Fight the Feeling". Several other new producers worked on Macadelic as well. The song "1 Threw 8" features a sample from The xx song "Fantasy". Teddy Roxpin, who previously worked with Mac Miller on "Get Up" and "Futuristic Funk," produced "Sunlight."

AccoladesEdit

The album was named the 50th best album of 2012 by Complex.[5]

Commercial performanceEdit

Following Mac Miller's death on September 7, 2018, Macadelic debuted at number 106 on the US Billboard 200 with 8,000 album-equivalent units.[6]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Spotify.[7]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Love Me As I Have Loved You"Malcolm McCormickRitz Reynolds1:15
2."Desperado"McCormickID Labs4:00
3."Loud"
  • Eric Dan
  • Jeremy Kulousek
  • McCormick
  • Zachary Vaughan
ID Labs3:01
4."Thoughts from a Balcony"
  • Adrian Lim-Klumpes
  • David Bowman
  • Jonathan King
  • Laurence Pike
  • McCormick
  • Neal Sutherland
  • Richard Pike
Sap3:06
5."Aliens Fighting Robots" (featuring Sir Michael Rocks)McCormickBrandun DeShay4:40
6."Vitamins"McCormickID Labs3:43
7."Fight the Feeling" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Iman Omari)McCormickIman Omari5:02
8."Lucky Ass Bitch" (featuring Juicy J)
Lex Luger4:18
9."The Mourning After"McCormickTwo Fresh3:08
10."1 Threw 8"McCormickBlack Diamond3:57
11."Ignorant" (featuring Cam'ron)McCormickCardo3:33
12."The Question" (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • Dan
  • Gairy Harris
  • Kulousek
  • McCormick
  • Vaughan
Wally West, ID Labs5:54
13."Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)"McCormickClams Casino3:23
14."Sunlight" (featuring Iman Omari)McCormickTeddy Roxpin3:09
15."Clarity"
  • Brent Reynolds
  • Dan
  • Kulousek
  • McCormick
  • Vaughan
ID Labs, Ritz Reynolds4:35
16."America" (featuring Casey Veggies & Joey Badass)McCormickHannibal King4:33
17."Fuck 'Em All"McCormickID Labs4:23

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 106

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (January 22, 2012). "Mac Miller Announces "The Macadelic Tour" Featuring The Cool Kids & The Come Up". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Macadelic mixtape by Mac Miller". DatPiff. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Trevor (May 5, 2018). "Listen To Mac Miller's Remastered "Macadelic" Mixtape". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mac Miller's Macadelic Listening Party At Shadow Lounge (3/23/2012)". YouTube. March 23, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "50. Mac Miller, Macadelic — The 50 Best Albums of 2012". Complex. December 18, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  6. ^ Caulfield, Keith (September 18, 2018). "Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart Following Death". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Macadelic (Remastered Edition)". Rostrum Records. Retrieved March 21, 2019 – via Spotify. Right-click the track and select "Show credits".
  8. ^ "Mac Miller Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2018.