Mac Miller – G0:0D AM (Warner Bros.; 2015)
I was a die-hard fan of Mac Miller when he came out with the album KIDS. Since then, I’ve felt like he went from a happy-go-lucky jokester to a rich rap star who’s been doing too many drugs. However, while listening to his new album G0:0D AM, I was pleasantly surprised. While Miller’s lyrical content and themes have basically remained the same, I found that he has stepped up his lyrical delivery, showcasing lines more creative and witty than in previous albums. Coupled with his own lyrics are verses by Ab-Soul, Chief Keef, Miguel, and Lil B that add another layer to the album with their variation in styles. G0:0D AM, accompanied by beats that are up-front and to-the-point, produced by artists such as, ID Labs, Thundercat, DJ Dahi, and Tyler, The Creator is not an album to dismiss.
Trial Track: “Brand Name”