Mac Miller sure is impatient. Yes, he has already secured a November 8 release date for his independent debut album, Blue Slide Park, but that isn’t enough for the Pittsburgh MC. With the album now available for pre-order on iTunes and other digital outlets, the “Donald Trump” rapper has devised a three-tier plan that will give his fans the ability to push up the 16-track LP’s release.
“I want to get my fans my album. We have a date, November 8. Blue Slide Park, it’s coming out, but I would love it if we could get it out earlier,” Mac told MTV News. “So what we’re doing is, we’re gonna go hard with the pre-orders.”
The expectations are high, but if Mac can get 25,000 pre-orders of BSP he will release the album’s title track to hold fans over.
If Miller surpasses 50,000 pre-orders before the album drops, he will donate $50,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Reaching 25,000 or 50,000 won’t be easy, but should Blue Slide Park hit 100,000 pre-orders before November 8, Mac promises to release the album immediately. If they got 100,000 by the end of this interview, the album would come out right after, Miller promised.
“I just want people to get the album as quickly as possible,” he said.
“So if they go hard and go crazy — ’cause you never know what my fans will do, they’re so unpredictable — if they go hard and get 100,000 and make history, I’m just gonna give them the album right away because that’s what they deserve and that’s what they would deserve anyway.”
Miller is currently on tour in support of the album, which he has dedicated to his favorite childhood park, known most for its blue slides. “Blue Slide Park is a park in Pittsburgh we grew up at,” Miller told MTV News about the album title’s significance. “Being 2, going down slides and then being 6, playing Little League and hanging out there, then being older, coming back there to drink and smoke and party, running from the cops. And now going back there just to chill out and drink a beer.”
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