Where is Mac Miller from? Mac Miller is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the rapper was born Malcolm James McCormick on January 19, 1992. Mac decided as a teenager to pursue a career in hip-hop, and after adopting the name EZ Mac and releasing the 2007 EP “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy,” he switched to his now-familiar moniker and started recording the string of mixtapes that would get him noticed. His 2010 effort “K.I.D.S.” earned him a deal with Rostrum records, and in 2011, he dropped his full-length debut, “Blue Slide Park,” which topped the Billboard 200. It was quite a feat for an independently distributed record, and it made Mac Miller a hip-hop phenom. In 2011, he made XXL magazine’s “Freshman Class” issue, and in 2013, he returned with another LP, “Watching Movies With the Sound Off,” which climbed to No. 3 on the charts.
Although Mac Miller has been making music since the mid-’00s, it wasn’t until after “K.I.D.S.” that most hip-hip fans probably started asking where Mac Miller is from. Since that acclaimed mixtape, the Pittsburgh native has certainly done his hometown proud, and in 2013, he became even more famous thanks to pop singer Ariana Grande, whose “The Way” he guested on. The tune peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, and suddenly, mainstream fans not necessarily well versed in rap knew all about this Steel City rhymer and his dope flow.
More Top 40 listeners may find themselves asking where Mac Miller is from when the Pittsburgh MC returns with some of the new music he’s sitting on. As he told MTV (via HipHopDX.com) in January 2014, he has “four albums done right now,” one of which, the next proper Mac Miller LP, apparently came together quite accidentally. The new full-length will follow the 2013 live album “Live From Space,” and while release dates have yet to be announced, this Pennsylvania spitter is excited about the new material.
“But you know I’m just—I’mma make music and I’m gonna capture every aspect of being a human being,” Mac Miller told MTV. “That’s really all I’m trying to do. You know? I think that artists in pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be human and pigeonhole people into looking up to one role model.”
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