Mac Miller recently stated he has four albums he wants to release in 2014.
As fate would have it, none of them will be released on Rostrum Records; the only label overhead fans have ever associated him with.
In all began in 2010 when Miller became an instant breakout star with his mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Sh*t).
A baker’s dozen’s worth of releases later, and his original contract with the label has expired and the zany MC from Pittsburgh has opted to move on elsewhere. But, of course, he maintains that his decision to do so did not stem from any bad blood or ill will sentiments.
“Rostrum is my family. That is forever,” Miller said in an exclusive joint statement issued to MTV News on Tuesday (January 14). “No matter what, we will always work together. We moved mountains and I can only see them continuing that tradition. I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever.”
Rostrum President and CEO Benjy Grinberg also shared the same admiration and best wishes for his star pupil’s future. He told MTV, “Mac is an incredible artist and has a bright career ahead of him. We are proud of the historic run that we had together and we will continue to support him in any way that is needed. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Mac’s debut studio album Blue Slide Park made history in 2011 when it became the first independent album to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 since 1995. His latest studio effort, Watching Movies with the Sound Off entered the charts at #3 and was ranked #11 on Wired 25: The 25 Best Albums Of 2013.
There’s plenty of indication that Miller will test his mettle in the majors but for now, we’ll just have to wait for that first of four LPs to drop.