"Mac in Full Effect"
The Divine Feminine is the fourth studio album by Pittsburgh rapper, Mac Miller. This album is the perfect project to wrap up the hype from Summer and begin the vibes for the Fall. Mac was able to paint a picture with his music like never before with The Divine Feminine. The concept of the album themes around the ideology of love and romance (surely fueled by his confirmed relationship with pop star Ariana Grande). Over 10 solid tracks, Mac was able to accomplish the goal of his expression for the emotion almost effortlessly. The wave of the album takes you on a dynamic and wide adventure while the sounds on the album are laced with many elements that can appeal to a diverse range of music listeners. From the jazzy and dance sound on "Dang!" featuring Anderson .Paak, to the funky and groovy sound of "We" featuring Ceelo Green, merged with the perfect sample on "My Favorite Part" featuring Ariana Grande, the album portrays it all. Alongside the subtle but well-thought out bars that Mac put together, the production and composition on the album comes from some of the best in the game. Mac did most of his producing collaborations with Frank Dukes throughout the album (Dukes is responsible for work on If You're Reading This Its Too Late, Rodeo, and ANTi), but also worked with Thundercat, JMSN, and even Robert Glasper (whom are are responsible for work on projects like To Pimp a Butterfly, BLUE and blackSUMMERs'night). Although this may be the most controversial album by Mac Miller, this is definitely useful to Mac's music career as he proves adequate content and versatility. Overall this is a dope addition to the current culture of music and will most definitely hold a special place in 2016 specifically. A few of my favorites are "Stay", "We" featuring CeeLo and "God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Good s**t, Mac!