Mac Miller – S.D.S. “Flying Lotus” (Official Music Video) Presented by Rostrum Records, Rex Arrow Films & TreeJTV From the upcoming album “Watching Movies With The Sound Off”
Dreamt up by Mac Miller & Rex Arrow Directed & Edited By Ian Wolfson Produced by Sina Sayyah Shot by Bruce Cole Production Design: Sergio De La Vega Costume Design & Make Up: Jill Fogel Executive Producer Benjy Grinberg Marketing & Promotion Arthur Pitt
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Mac Miller – S.D.S. (Official Music Video) Presented by Rostrum Records, Rex Arrow Films & TreeJTV From the upcoming album “Watching Movies With The Sound Off”
Dreamt up by Mac Miller & Rex Arrow Directed & Edited By Ian Wolfson Produced by Sina Sayyah
(MTV.com) – For Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park, his childhood hang-out, is a sanctuary, an untainted place he can go to clear his head when the pressures of rap fame gets to be a bit much. So a year after the November 8 release of his #1 independent debut album Blue Slide Park, Miller revisits his old stomping grounds with a special commemorative video for “One Last Thing.”
“In honor of this last year and blue slide park’s first birthday, I give you…,” the Pittsburgh spitter tweeted Thursday night before blasting out the link to the Rex Arrow-directed “One Last Thing.”
The five-minute video starts off with a montage of all of BSP‘s previously released visuals, “Frick Park Market,” “Smile Back,” “Party on Fifth Ave.,” “Missed Calls” and “Of the Soul” before jumping into the album’s closing track. “Everybody wanna ask where I came from, young kid who bang drums/ Money, don’t you worry I’ma make some,” Mac spits to open while a number of agile dancers sway around him.
More artistic than your standard rap affair, Miller spits from a dimly lit house with blue shading and in some scenes from a bathtub with no water. It’s clear that as he gets set to release his second official LP Watching Movies With the Sound Off at the top of 2012, Miller can never go back to his life before BSP, but that doesn’t mean he can’t look back and find comfort in his humble beginnings. “You just entered in to Blue Slide Park, a place where dreams comin’ true/ That’s where you find heart,” he raps on the Clams Casino-produced song before he closes wailing: “I wanna go back home.”
Rex Arrow Films, Rostrum Records & TreeJTV Present Mac Miller “One Last Thing” Blue Slide Park Anniversary Edition. Watching Movies With The Sound Off Coming Soon…
Directed & Edited By Ian Wolfson
Produced By Noam Harary
Mac Miller made history last year when his independently released album, Blue Slide Park, debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart with sales of more than 144,000. On the second installment of MTV’s “This Is How I Made It,” the Pittsburgh rapper explains how he went from having just three fans to becoming one of the most popular rappers in the game.
“If I had three people anticipating a video, I would be like ‘So, who’s ready for this video? You guys ready?’ ” Mac Miller reveals in a preview of the upcoming episode. ” ‘I’m about to drop it any minute now!’ And it’s like three people. And most people would be like, ‘Ok, man, I hate myself. I have three fans. I suck.’ But to me, it was like, ‘Up! You guys ready?!’ “
Despite starting off with just three fans, Mac Millions built his loyal fanbase organically and saw the fruits of his labor pay off when his first album became the first indie debut LP to hit #1 since 1995′s Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound.
“I thought the ticket to making it was being signed to a record label, you know?” Mac said. “There was just no kinda way that was going to happen. I couldn’t figure out how to do it. That’s when I took to like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to try and build a following. So, I always just wanted to flood the Internet with material and content and character and personality. I wanted people to know who I was to know what I was about — kind of let people into my life a little bit.”
In the episode, Mac reveals one of the first rhymes he ever spit: “First name Mac, last name Miller/ From Pittsburgh, so I rep them Steelers.”
“You kind of pretend you’re bigger than you are,” Mac explained. “It sounds weird, but you want to make it seem like you were established.”
Vibe.com – Mac Miller is only 20, yet his independent approach to music has made him worthy of hip-hop’s “self-made” title. The Pittsburgh native sat down with the threesome — DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God — at New York’s Power 105.1 for an episode of The Breakfast Club, where the three AM radio hosts did not hold back when asking the Macadelic rapper about his personal life. Among the gems they asked the youngster: “Is it true that you really broke your hand jerking off?” Miller handled the questions like a true sport, even discussing his finances and his recent appearance on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. (In 2011, he played some 200 shows at $40,000 a night. Do the math!)
Straight up, Miller needs to practice his freestyle skills, but holds his own talking about the rap game. Chances are if you didn’t like him already, you’ll like “the random white kid from Pittsburgh” more after watching this candid interview. Check it out below.
At the 2012 MTV VMAs, Mac Miller talks to Mikey Fresh about his new producer alias ego, Larry Dollaz. He tells the story of how the name came about and his recent discovery of SoundCloud. He also gives some details about his next solo effort and names a few features that will be on it.
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HipHopDx Exclusive: An artist named Warm Speakers has filed a $10 million suit again Miller for using his copyrighted work without permission.
An artist named Patrick Berlinquette, a/k/a Warm Speakers, has filed suit against Mac Miller, Rostrum Records and DatPiff for stealing his music.
In a complaint filed yesterday in the Eastern District of New York, the defendants state that Berlinquette wrote, produced and recorded a song titled “The World Around You” in June 2010 and registered its copyright on June 20, 2011. This year, Miller reportedly took his song “without his permission or knowledge” and copied it in a song titled “Fuck ‘Em All,” included on his Macadelic mixtape. The suit alleges that Mac took the chorus – “Get your money (Get your money) / Fuck ‘em all (Fuck ‘em all)” – and rapped over the track.
Miller acknowledged that he used Berlinquette’s song on Twitter in June, but Berlinquette states that he has not been compensated or properly credited for its usage. “Shout out @warmspeakers for the song we sampled on Fuck Em All,” wrote Mac.
“[Miller] uses other people’s music because it’s easier, cheaper, and faster than creating his own,” reads the complaint. “Miller seeks to capitalize on the common misconception in Copyright Law that people whose music he takes have no remedy if he gives their music away for free.”
Berlinquette claims he was “irreparably harmed, suffered damage, and defendants have profited in an amount to be determined at trial.” He is suing for willful infringement; violation of Copyright Law and New York’s General Business Law; and is seeking a permanent injunction. He is also suing for damages and seeks to recoup “no event less than $10 million.”
Mac Miller is hip hop’s rising valedictorian.Photography by Adam Milliron.
Mac Miller and I just vocally collaborated. Standing together on the roof of the Cardello Building, overlooking Pittsburgh’s North Shore, we’re exchanging phone numbers for a follow-up chat, and rather than recite the digits, he delivers them like lyrics in a verse.
It brings to my mind the 2005 song by rapper Mike Jones called “Back Then.” Out of my mouth flow the lyrics, “281-330-eight-zero-zero-fo’,” and Miller quickly chimes back, “Hit Mike Jones up on the low, cause Mike Jones about to blow.”
Talk about a defining moment — all of my incessant listening to hip hop music has paid off, and a song that’s come onto shuffle on my iPod one too many times is allowing me to spit a line with one of my favorite artists, on a rooftop in the city where we both grew up.
The metaphor is undeniable on this particular Monday afternoon. It’s as hot a day as we’ve seen the entire summer, and Miller’s career is no different — he’s on fire. Of course, with increased fame comes a hectic schedule, but as Miller floats around the rooftop, cracking jokes and keeping an endless grin going, it’s easy to see that he hasn’t forgotten how to have fun. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
Complex.com – It’s common for a rapper to spit over a classic instrumental on a free mixtape release, as was the case with Mac Miller using Lord Finesse‘s 1995 “Hip 2 Da Game” instrumental for his breakout cut “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” off his 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape. Well, Lord Finesse is now suing Mac Miller for $10 million over unauthorized use of his instrumental. According to Courthouse News Service, the complaint says, “This is a case about a teenage rapper- Mac Miller- copying the music from a song written, produced and performed by Lord Finesse, a hip hop legend, changing the title and then distributing it under his own name in order to launch his music career.” In addition, CNS says Finesse filed the lawsuit only after DatPiff, who launched and hosted the mixtape, Mac Miller, and his label Rostrum Records, refused to respond to a cease and desist letter earlier this month. The CNS report also states that the $10 million lawsuit “alleges copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, interference, deceptive trade practices, and a number of related state law claims.”