UPDATE: Mac Miller provides the official tracklist for his sophomore effort. Guest appearances include Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, The Creator, and most surprisingly, Jay Electronica. Yep, that guy. Fans can see the full listing on the following page, along with the controversial cover.
Critics thought Mac Miller went way left with Watching Movies With the Sound Off single “S.D.S.,” but that didn’t nearly prepare fans for his next shocking revelation. That so happened to be some very provocative artwork for his second studio LP.
The album cover dons a completely red backdrop that Miller sits in front of behind a desk completely nude. At least that’s what’s inferred by the “parental advisory” tag that strategically blocks his crotch from plain view.
This could be a statement piece of some sort. If so, the Pittsburgh native has some explaining to do. Fortunately, Miller was a bit more mild mannered on a follow-up single he dropped soon after titled “Watching Movies.”
Listeners are greeted by echoing sounds that repeat throughout otherwise trap-influenced production. Miller infused his rhymes with humor and used a choppy flow we’ve seen peers like A$AP Rocky and Ace Hood flaunt often. The track is actually pretty conventional by radio standards. Perhaps the “Donald Trump” rapper is looking to get his BDS spins up.
See the Watching Movies With the Sound Off cover art on the next page, and listen to “Watching Movies” while you’re at it below. Let your opinions be known in the comments.