It’s been greater than 4 years because the Hip-Hop world misplaced Mac Miller. The MC/producer/musician was an unimaginable expertise whose inventive accomplishments have been solely rising, on the time of his passing, together with his 2018 album Swimming subsequently being nominated for “Finest Rap Album.” Not like with different artists, there haven’t been a ton of posthumous releases from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MC. His album Circles was launched in 2020, and except for that undertaking, there have solely been scattered singles right here and there.
This week, acclaimed pianist Robert Glasper shared a beforehand unreleased collaboration with Mac Miller, and it’s an prompt reminder of how gifted the fallen artist was. Glasper, who was a key participant within the making of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly album, is not any stranger to collaborations with MCs. On his Black Radio collection, he was labored with artists like Lupe Fiasco, Snoop Dogg, Yasiin Bey, Killer Mike, Huge Okay.R.I.T., Q-Tip, Widespread, Posdnuos and extra. His heat and soulful keys usually coax introspective performances from his co-collaborators. His work with Mac Miller, fittingly titled “Remedy pt 2,” is not any exception.
Mac begins the music by rapping “You can find that we not very completely different, no, you and I / Though I often, often discover a method out / Feelin’ like I’m within the skies, my fingers may separate clouds.” Later within the music, he continues with the his philosophical observations. “See, cash isn’t evеrything, but it surely helps / We stroll round with satisfaction in our eyes to the skies, the lies that we inform / Pickin’ up a seashell / Take heed to the ocean / Do the entire thing all me-self I’m livin’ within the second / Pickin’ up all the ashes, I’m burnin’ the home down / Runnin’ from my life, I in all probability ran a thousand miles now.”
In speaking with Zane Lowe about how the song came to be, Robert Glasper mentioned “I used to be in one other studio session and he known as me one night time like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I mentioned, ‘Really man, I’m within the studio.’ He mentioned, ‘Man, I’m within the lab too… I should be impressed. Ship me one thing!’ I used to be like, ‘Phrase, okay,’ so I simply despatched him the monitor I used to be engaged on and he actually despatched that joint again in like 45 minutes to an hour. He was all the time like that, he all the time wished to work. Few instances he got here and sat in with me, a few of my reveals, all the time speaking about music. He simply actually lived off music. Music was actually his air. Gonna miss that dude.”
“Remedy, pt 2” is the newest addition to Ambrosia For Heads’ playlist. We replace it weekly with one of the best in lyrical, soulful and Growth Bap rap music. Along with Glasper and Mac Miller, the playlist contains new music from Freddie Gibbs, JID, Jadakiss, JAY-Z, Cormega, Nas, Black Thought, Diamond D, Lupe Fiasco, Joe Bada$$, Little Brother’s Rapper Huge Pooh and lots of extra. In case you like what you hear, please subscribe.