‘GO:OD AM’ Aims to Wake Up Anybody Still Sleeping on Mac Miller (Album Stream)

Since breaking onto the Hip-Hop scene with the mixtape K.I.D.S. in 2010, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has dealt with his share of detractors, many relegating him to the genres of “frat boy” or “pop rap,” but his fans have maintained their strident loyalty and his latest album is proof that the 23-year-old is nothing if not ever-evolving. Featuring Ab-Soul, Chief Keef, Lil B, Little Dragon, Miguel and some production from Tyler, the Creator, GO:OD AM is an ambitious project inculcating the notion that Miller is able to travel nimbly between the raw stylings of darker, psychedelic rap tropes in his two most recent projects, Watching Movies With the Sound Off & Faces, as well as the more soulful and whimsical takes on the new LP.

NPR has made a full album stream available through their “First Listen” column, which celebrates Miller’s arrival to a major label (Warner Bros.) and his arrival as “a more balanced artist and human being.” That balance is a running theme throughout the album, as Miller dabbles in singing and more optimistic themes than some of his previous releases, some of which dealt with his struggles of depression and addiction. Now, it seems the young spitter is comfortable with his travels and success and is thrilled to share his arrival with fans and skeptics, alike. Buoyed by the triumphant “100 Grandkids,”  it’s available for streaming in its entirety here, and available for purchase on iTunes.

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