For Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park, his childhood hang-out, is a sanctuary, an untainted place he can go to clear his head when the pressures of rap fame gets to be a bit much. So a year after the November 8 release of his #1 independent debut album Blue Slide Park, Miller revisits his old stomping grounds with a special commemorative video for "One Last Thing."
"In honor of this last year and blue slide park's first birthday, I give you...," the Pittsburgh spitter tweeted Thursday night before blasting out the link to the Rex Arrow-directed "One Last Thing."
The five-minute video starts off with a montage of all of BSP's previously released visuals, "Frick Park Market," "Smile Back," "Party on Fifth Ave.," "Missed Calls" and "Of the Soul" before jumping into the album's closing track. "Everybody wanna ask where I came from, young kid who bang drums/ Money, don't you worry I'ma make some," Mac spits to open while a number of agile dancers sway around him.
More artistic than your standard rap affair, Miller spits from a dimly lit house with blue shading and in some scenes from a bathtub with no water. It's clear that as he gets set to release his second official LP Watching Movies With the Sound Off at the top of 2012, Miller can never go back to his life before BSP, but that doesn't mean he can't look back and find comfort in his humble beginnings. "You just entered in to Blue Slide Park, a place where dreams comin' true/ That's where you find heart," he raps on the Clams Casino-produced song before he closes wailing: "I wanna go back home."
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