Post by bromandudeguy on Jun 4, 2012 18:47:14 GMT -5
The thing is, as easy as it is to hate on him, Mac Miller is a GOOD emcee. Yes, he has a good amount of corny pop songs. Yes, he often raps about stuff that appeals to frat boys. But those things aside, he is ABSOLUTELY a legit rapper. Not some major label pop star who got over via tons of money and the best producers. He grinded for years, put out a bunch of mixtapes, shot a ton of low budget videos, toured the country, and def earned his "backpack" stripes. And skills wise, he's better than a big percentage of known rappers out today. You're not very familiar with the majority of his catalog if you don't at least give him that. Maybe it's not that Mac Miller is terrible. Maybe you just don't really like hip-hop that much.
I saw him at Hangout. Its not my cup of tea normally, but I had fun at this show. Maybe it was just timing, maybe it was the energy of the crowd around me, maybe it was the gin hitting me from 4 hours of drinking at that point, but I did enjoy it.
As for his talent: He certainly was smooth and showed flashes of brilliance. Broke into some super fast stuff and he pulled it off flawlessly.
I am not a fan, mostly because I don't care for rap much, outside of some stuff I like for nostalgic reasons. I wouldn't see him again, but to blindly dismiss him as talentless and lame just isn't accurate.
All of that aside, watching the "Donald Trump" video makes me want to set my hair on fire and punch myself in the face. He comes off as such a lame Quacktard wannabe skidmark.