Macadelic is the eighth mixtape by American rapper and singer Mac Miller. It was released on March 23, 2012, and is Miller's first mixtape since Best Day Ever (2011). The mixtape features guest appearances from Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Mike Jones, among others.
Production for Macadelic was handled by Miller himself, along with a variety of producers, including ID Labs, Diplo, and Pharrell, among others. The mixtape was recorded and mixed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Miller was based at the time.
Macadelic is a hip-hop and psychedelic rap-inspired mixtape that features Miller rapping and singing over a mixture of psychedelic beats, trippy samples, and ambient soundscapes. The mixtape features a range of topics, including drug use, love, and introspection.
The mixtape received generally positive reviews from music critics and was praised for its musical diversity and Miller's ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles. In particular, the mixtape's psychedelic-inspired beats were praised for their originality and creativity.
Macadelic was released on vinyl for its 10th anniversary in 2022 and remains a cult classic in Miller's discography. The mixtape is considered to be a major turning point in Miller's career and marked a significant progression in his musical style and development.
Overall, Macadelic is a seminal work in Mac Miller's career and is a testament to his talent as a rapper and musician. Its unique blend of hip-hop, psychedelic rap, and introspective lyrics has earned it a place in the pantheon of classic hip-hop mixtapes.
- 1 Love Me As I Have Loved You
- 2 Desperado
- 3 Loud
- 4 Thoughts from a Balcony
- 5 Aliens Fighting Robots
- 6 Vitamins
- 7 Fight the Feeling
- 8 Lucky Ass Bitch
- 9 The Mourning After
- 10 1 Threw 8
- 11 Ignorant
- 12 The Question
- 13 Angels (When She Shuts Her Eyes)
- 14 Sunlight
- 15 Clarity
- 16 America
- 17 FNCK 'Em All