Yeah, yeah, Yeezus and Born Sinner both drop June 18. Kanye's dark new work will cause the Internet to explode in a sea of barking dogs, and J. Cole's Cole World follow-up has some early listeners deeming it "stellar." But dammit, Mac Miller shouldn't be forgotten on the biggest hip-hop day in 2013, because the kid has an eccentric marvel on his hands.
Gone is the pop-rapper of 2011. In his place is a Flying Lotus, Ab-Soul, Jay Electronica, and Earl Sweatshirt collaborator, who can rhyme stream-of-consciousness over an 8-bit Chuck Inglish beat ("Gees"), and who can hold his own against a rare and unexpectedly intricate verse from the mysterious Electronica ("Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes"). And yes, I may have heard and very much enjoyed a certain leak that certain advertisers won't let us write about. No, I can't help you find it.
"Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes"