Tuesday 10 April 2012 at 8:00pm
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay, United States
Coming off of the success of the Blue Slide Park album and tour, Mac Miller is headed to the Brown County Arena.
In a blossoming hip-hop hotbed of talent, Malcolm "Mac Miller" McCormick is next up out of Pittsburgh, PA. Mac caught the eyes and ears of Rostrum Records, inking a deal in July 2010. A multitalented musician who can play numerous instruments and a young novice of the freestyle/cipher/battle circuit of his hometown, Mac has been paving his way to superstardom in his blue-collar hometown for years.
Born in 1992, Mac taught himself to play piano, drums, guitar, and bass by the age of 6. Then, after learning to compose songs in a variety of musical genres, he began studying the art of rhyme. Influenced by the styles of artists such as Big L, Lauryn Hill, Outkast, and A Tribe Called Quest, Mac soon developed a reputation for delivering jaw-dropping freestyles in Pittsburgh.
Soon after signing to Rostrum, Miller was thrust onto several national radio shows for interviews and impromptu freestyles, which have now become Youtube viral video classics. To coincide with his debut Rostrum free albums "K.I.D.S." and "Best Day Ever" Mac continued to team up with hometown filmmaker/videographer Rex Arrow Films. Mac’s videos have now surpassed 165 million hits on youtube, including 6 with 15 million plus views a piece. The success of his early street buzz and social media dominance have transitioned Mac to sold out shows across the world.
The year 2011 also showcased Mac’s selling potential as his debut Rostrum EP, "On and On and Beyond", sold over 60,000 copies digitally alone. Mac has also sold over a million singles total with little to no radio airplay. His debut LP "Blue Slide Park" reached #3 overall on the iTunes Albums Chart just from pre-orders.
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