It was almost a year ago, back in October 2014, that Mac Miller announced that he had left his longtime label home at Rostrum Records and aligned with Warner Bros. For fans wondering what kind of music Mac's new chapter would bring, we got our first taste early Friday morning, Aug. 7.
The Pittsburgh native dropped his "100 Grandkids" video, which came the same week he announced his new album, GO:OD AM, due out Sept. 18.
The video and song are broken into two parts: The first finds Mac, while taking part in a school play, promising to give his mother grandkids; the second flips the beat and the scene, where he instead recalls "when I first made a hundred grand," rapping in an empty parking lot. It's fun and weird and purely Mac.
According to an interview the 23-year-old gave with Hot 97, the first half of the track is produced by Sha Money XL, while Big Jerm handles the second.
He also explained that he made nine albums in the time since we've heard from him -- but it sounds like the world is only going to get a taste of one (for now, at least).
Still, that's a good place to start. And so is "100 Grandkids."