Premiered on Monday (October 10), the song marks the first single from Glasper’s upcoming Black Radio III: Supreme Edition, an expanded version of his latest album. It also serves as the sequel to Mac Miller’s 2014 Faces track “Therapy”, which featured The Internet’s Syd.
While the original was an upbeat ode to finding solace in one’s vices (“give me a box of Swishers, a room full of obnoxious bitches”), “Therapy Pt. 2” finds the late Pittsburgh MC repurposing his chorus and kicking freewheeling raps over jazzy, off-kilter production.
“See, money isn’t everything but it helps / We walk around with pride in our eyes to disguise the lies that we tell,” he spits before name-dropping Joe Budden, Madonna and Steve Jobs.
“I was working with my friend. We were just finishing up this specific beat. I immediately sent it to him, and literally within an hour he sent me back that track,” Glasper told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe of “Therapy Pt. 2.”
“Everything was on there — both verses the choruses — and you could tell it was not something that he had written before. He sang the chord changes. You can tell he really came up with that in the moment.”
Mac’s estate added: “We’re honored to support in sharing this beautiful song that Malcolm and Robert Glasper created together. The song is a reflection of the special friendship and musical gifts the two shared.”
Robert Glasper’s Black Radio III: Supreme Edition is set to be released on Friday (October 14). The original album arrived in February and boasted appearances from Q-Tip, Common, Killer Mike, Big K.R.I.T., Ty Dolla $ign and more.
Mac Miller’s estate, meanwhile, has reissued two of the rapper’s old mixtapes on streaming services over the last year: Faces in October 2021 followed by I Love Life, Thank You this past July. His last studio album, Circles, arrived posthumously in January 2020.
Mac died age 26 due to an accidental drug overdose in September 2018. Two men who supplied him with the fatal fentanyl-laced pills have been sentenced to 11 and 17-and-a-half years in prison, respectively, while the case against a third defendant is still “pending.”