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Mac Miller fans freak out ahead of re-release of ‘Faces’ mixtape


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Fans can’t cease swimming in Mac Miller posthumous releases.

Since the rapper died, in 2018, his label launched “Circles” in 2020, adopted by a couple of singles he featured on, like “I Believed It” by Dvsn, “Time” by Free Nationals and “That’s Life” by 88-Keys.

Now, the rapper’s 2014 mixtape “Faces” will likely be obtainable on streaming companies and vinyl for the primary time.

The album, which was first launched on Mother’s Day seven years in the past, will likely be obtainable Friday for die-hard Miller fans who simply can’t get sufficient.

For individuals who have by no means heard “Faces” earlier than, Twitter provided up some recommendation from veteran listeners.

“Don’t jump to any song first,” tweeted @HipHopNumbers. “If you’ve never heard it before, start at ‘Inside Outside,’ close your blinds, turn your phone to silent and join Mac inside his own world.”

Dubbed “one of the best mixtapes of all time” by his fans, “Faces” is garnering new consideration on-line, trending on Twitter as folks eagerly await its drop.

“In my opinion, Mac’s best project,” tweeted one fan.

“Such an amazing project,” wrote one other, “will cry tonight.”

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Miller died from an overdose on Sept. 7, 2018, proper after his launch of “Swimming.”
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A single from the mixtape titled “Color and Shapes” was launched earlier this yr with an accompanying video directed by Sam Mason.

The video encompasses a canine touring by means of area and different dimensions. The canine was impressed by Miller’s personal pet Ralph, and his household despatched Mason gadgets of nostalgia that impressed his imaginative and prescient.

The tune begins with a retro-sounding voiceover saying, “Have I answered the question, ‘Who am I?’ Well, I confront it all the time,” together with a dreamy synth and a psychedelic vibe, as if Miller is drifting, out of physique, by means of the tune.

In a press release launched by Mason concerning the video, he mentioned, “The track felt very visual to me — like it had its own world … It’s meant to be a video about childhood — growing up as an artist and the highs and lows of that experience.”

Mason went on to say the tune is concerning the “perilous” journey of an artist.

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The Pittsburgh rapper has 9 albums obtainable on streaming companies, making “Faces” his tenth.
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Miller, a Pittsburgh native, rose to fame when he was simply an adolescent with frat rap songs — the sort you’d hear in a dirty basement with crimson solo cups — and by age 20, he had a platinum single and topped Billboard charts.

Eventually he graduated from carefree, younger rap kinds featured on his album “K.I.D.S.” to develop his personal voice and magnificence.

“Watching Movies With the Sound Off” and “GO:OD AM” delivered extra jazzy, rhythmic beats that got here to fruition on his album “The Divine Feminine” in 2016, when he was relationship pop star Ariana Grande.

His final album, “Swimming,” got here out only a month earlier than Miller died, on Sept. 7, 2018, of an unintended overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. He was simply 26 years outdated. His label later launched “Circles” in 2020, which the rapper was engaged on previous to his passing.

Miller was no stranger to darkish lyrics. In truth, he embraced them. Specifically, on “Faces” he raps, “Don’t tell my mama I got a drug problem.”

Fans noted that the primary tune on the mixtape, “Inside Outside,” begins with the road, “I should have died already,” an eerie setting to a posthumous launch.

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