Mac Miller Describes Creative Concept Behind New Album Cover

Miller explains how Google, an 8 year-old, and his older brother all came together to create his debut album cover.

The artwork to Mac Miller's debut album Blue Slide Park pays homage to the young rapper's childhood hangout of the same name. While he previously explained that the real-life Pittsburgh park has been a fixture in his life since the age of 2, he only recently described how he and his brother stumbled upon the simple concept of the album cover through Google images.

"We came across this 8-year-old's drawing and we were like, 'Yo, that is like the most simple but incredible thing ever; it's right to the point,'" he told MTV News. "Basically, the point is making something simple that can represent the whole idea. You look at it and it doesn't look like a park, but you know that's that Blue Slide Park."

After discovering the drawing, his older brother, Miller McCormick, applied some further touches to the simple blue streak. "He's always worked on art as long as I can remember," Mac said. "He draws all the time and he's getting into graphic design. If I can have my brother work on something for it, that's great."

Mac Miller's debut album is due November 8th.

13 Comments

  • Ha

    They should just put a brown streak down the middle of it, cuz this album is about to be shit.

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  • evey

    mac miller is jewish.and look at this triangles.illuminati cover

  • Anonymous

    So they stole some art from an 8 year old??? Real classy guys.

  • Anonymous

    Creative concept? are you serious? kid stole some finger paintings from a grade 2 class and called it his album cover

  • Anonymous

    i bet he didnt even pay the kid for his art because he is 8 years old, he probably just bought him a ball or a teddy bear or something

  • tha truth

    oh man, looks like some blue skid marks he left in his pants from bein ice cold.

  • Heavy Artillery

    Creative concept ? Get the fuck outta here ... This shit is wack. Tryna be Kanye and shit with these strange covers.

  • Anon

    At least it's not some pot picture or something equally as stupid.

  • heems

    Check out this niggas crazy video http://youtu.be/qA8hFXZgLqI

  • Josh Moore

    lol. lame ass. i say he flops. almost immediately.

    • jon

      yea and u rap and performin all over the world at age 19. shut up. cover creative how they came up with it. u retards dont understand. they made it up but its based on an 8 year olds mind of a park picture.

  • EddieMurrrphy

    yawn. at least its not a picture of his face. what

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