Mac Miller – “Love Lost”
Mac Miller is a part of this strange set of musicians thriving nowadays who are massively popular and influential on the internet and within their resulting fan base, but still considered, for lack of a better word, underground. You won’t find them in Rolling Stone or a major publication, but give any one of them a quick Google search and you’ll see they command an absurd amount of attention online. Mac Miller is perhaps at the forefront of this movement, as his twitter followers grow by the hour. He’s perpetuating this growth by promising fans a new track for every 100,000 followers he gets. The 300k benchmark was met with an appropriate remix of People Under The Stairs, and a mere month later, “Love Lost” was dropped to commemorate 400,000 followers.
If I had to pinpoint one reason I’m increasing impressed with this 19-year-old rhymer, it would have to be the growing diversity and uniqueness of each track he makes. Mac Miller simply has complete mastery of every hip-hop sub-genre. This incredible range is demonstrated perfectly in “Love Lost”, as a playful sample and synth is contradicted by breathless verses from the Pittsburgh native. The production value, especially his choice to rap over and almost verbally-joust the melodic chorus, makes “Love Lost” the epitome of Mac Miller’s game-changing music. Check it out and download below.
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