Mac Miller Biography
Last updated: 02/08/2014 04:29:31 PM
"Mac Miller is the next up in Pittsburgh hip hop. He is a teen titan with the grit of Termanology and the commercial appeal of Bow Wow."
- JENESIS Magazine
With the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Boaz, Pittsburgh, PA is finally making noise on the national hip hop scene. However, a legion of talent inside the Steel City is still untapped. 17-year old Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) is prepared to be the next artist to emerge from this heap of emcees and bring Pittsburgh further into hip hop prominence. Influenced by the music of Outkast, Slick Rick, Big L, Nas, Mobb Deep and countless others, Malcolm began rhyming at the age of 9.
Mixing the gritty rhyme styles of the '90s golden era hip hop he loves, with his own unique, new school attitude, Mac has been grinding relentlessly to make his mark on the rap game. After forming the group "The Ill Spoken" with fellow Pittsburgh emcee Beedie, Mac embarked on a career in hip hop. The duo experienced success in the form of appearing on Sirius Radio, releasing the mixtape "How High" with mixtape legends DJ Diggz and Rated R, recording songs with New York rap artist Max B, and performing at numerous shows (including opening up for Soulja Boy).
Now, Mac Miller is stepping out on his own as a solo artist with two missions; putting his city on the map and creating incredible music. Prepping the release of his first official mixtape, entitled "The Jukebox", 'Mac has his sights set on obtaining the title of "Youngest in Charge" within the rap game, saying: "I draw inspiration from everything. Old school rap, new school rap, my city, my peers, my life, anything. I just aim to make a new sound of my own, while sticking to the formula of that classic hip hop music."