Technically, Mac Miller didn’t go anywhere to have to come back from. After 2012’s Blue Slide Park, you could definitely see and hear a transition happening in Mac’s music. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native relocated to Southern California, presumably did a bunch of drugs and invited all the local artists he liked over to his new pad to make music. The end result was a ton of pseudonyms (i.e. Larry Fisherman) and a ridiculous output of music that included Watching Movies With The Sound Off and the collaborative mixtape with Vince Staples, Stolen Youth. In a way, 2013 felt like a new beginning. Mac was truly dope.

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