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Track by Track: Mac Miller, “K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit)”

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Well they say that only those who are forgotten die, and it will certainly be a long time before we forget Mac Miller .

Perhaps we will never do it because that is what happens when a person leaves us suddenly and also does so with a whole life ahead of them, full of dreams and goals to achieve, especially Mac who was on his way to becoming one of the most notables of rap and who managed to be one of the most prominent in the new generation that developed their career during the 2010s.

Below is our KIDS Track by Track .

1. Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit (Intro)

Malcolm opens this EP with a recording of dialogue from the 1995 film KIDS and combines it with another scene where they talk about the simplicity of life when one is young and worries are much more trivial and simple. However, throughout the song, Miller acknowledges his resilience and the discipline he had to achieve the goals he had set for himself at that time in his life.

2. Outside

Outside is a track that recalls that moment in life when we started to discover the outside world and started to become a little more independent as we discover both the good and the bad of the street.

3. Get Em Up

Despite being a song that falls a bit into the cliché of rap songs like all the money they enjoy, the women they have at their disposal, and the ostentatious life, we listen to all this according to the life that a man could have. boy at 18 who was trying to make a name for himself in the music industry. At a certain point this song is a visualization exercise by Mac of what he envisioned for his life.

4. Nikes On My Feet

The track opens with a remix of a verse from Nas’s song The World Is Yours to 90s hip-hop beats and lyrics where Malcolm talks about how fame can be overwhelming, but the importance of keeping feet on the ground, in his particular case with the Nikes that he always used to wear.

5. Senior Skip Day

Mac describes in this song a day in the life of a student who decides to skip school, a practice that we have all done at some point in our lives, either because we fell asleep to attend, or because we simply did not want to go. Mac’s descriptions in this song are pretty specific and to the point about what those days were like for him.

6. The Spins

Mac Miller takes the beat and chorus from Empire of the Sun ‘s Half Mast to make a song that when heard is an ode to drug use. Although the lyrical content isn’t that amazing at all, the real purpose of this song was to showcase Mac’s rapping skills, his ability to go from faster to slower at any moment. All this in a song that combines pop and hip-hop, with little eighties touches.

7. Don’t Mind If I Do

In this song, Mac somehow embraces all the criticism and stereotypes that had been given to him for devoting himself to being a rapper, being the son of a Jewish person. He doesn’t regret it, because it’s precisely what led him to the position he’s had since that moment in his career. A particularity is that the chorus of this theme uses the sample of the theme Fireflies from Owl City .

8. Paper Route (feat. Chevy Woods)

For this song, Mac teamed up with another Pittsburgh rapper, Chevy Woods , in which both portray a bit of the life that is lived in the streets of the city, exalting the realities that many young people live and hundreds of people who make life in them, realities that sometimes make it to the newspapers and in others not.

9. Good Evening

This theme is the perfect song to teach anyone who has never known about the existence of Mac Miller , because in his lyrics he somehow introduces himself to the world with the things they like to do, shows us his dreams, some of his weaknesses, his frustrations but mainly the vision he has of the world and of life in general.

10. Ride Around

Amid references to NFL players like Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers and John Elway of the Denver Broncos, Miller simply talks in this song about his desire to become famous without hurting anyone, he just wants to be happy with his marijuana and his video games while the world sings his songs.

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