Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine

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Cason White, North Staff Writer

Mac Miller is back at it again with another excellent hip-hop album titled “The Divine Feminine.” Miller released his 4th studio album on Sept 16th, and it has quickly climbed the charts in the music industry, reaching all the way to number 2 on the Billboard 200.

The Pittsburgh rapper sold 48,000 copies in the first week of release–impressive numbers, but not quite as high as his 2015 album, “GO:OD AM.”

Miller decided to take a different type of approach on the album, going for a slowed down tempo and a soothing type of vibe for most songs.

The first song on the album, “Congratulations,” failed to impress me, and it is definitely not up to par with the other tracks. Thankfully, Mac recovered with the next few songs.

Tracks three through eight are by far the most impressive on the album. The deep lyrics and soothing beats make for terrific music to listen to when you need to relax. I often listen to these songs when I lay in bed or fall asleep, but I love to listen to them throughout the day too.

To conclude the 10-track album, Miller features Kendrick Lamar. The song isn’t among my favorites of the album, but it’s worth a listen; any time artists as good as these two collaborate, the results are something special.

Overall, I was pleased with the album, but I didn’t immediately fall in love. I really started to like it on my second and third listens, so if you listen once and decide you’re not a fan, then I definitely recommend giving it another shot.

If I had to rank “The Divine Feminine” on a scale from 1-10, I would give it a seven. The main reason I chose to not rank it higher is because Mac set the bar high with “GO:OD AM”, and this latest album wasn’t quite as good. That being said, it is still excellent music that deserves to be heard.

My favorite song on the album would have to be “We (feat. CeeLo Green).” This song ranks among my favorite of all Miller’s songs, not just from this album. Close follow ups would have to be “Cinderella (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” and “My Favorite Part (feat. Ariana Grande).”

I strongly recommend this album to people who are into slow type rap music and anyone who has enjoyed other songs by Mac Miller.