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By Wesley Case | September 27, 2011
Mac Miller, the rapper on the rise from Pittsburgh, brings his Blue Slide Park Tour to Rams Head Live tonight. If you're unfamiliar with Mac, here's what you need to know: He doesn't take himself too seriously ("goofy" might be an apt description), he's built a strong following among college kids (the kind that like to smoke weed and party ... so, all of them), he's released a handful of mixtapes ("K.I.D.S.," loosely based on the '90s film, is the strongest) and his hype is peaking at the right time (his first full-length album, also titled "Blue Slide Park" drops Nov. 8)
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, the wonderfully named I Set My Friends on Fire plays Sonar ( $11/$13 ). On Tuesday, singer-songwriter Jim White performs at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis ( $15 ). On Wednesday, Rammstein performs at 1st Mariner Arena ( $47-$90 ). mainstream hard-rockers Shinedown headline the Avalanche Tour at Rams Head Live ( $35 )
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Watch the video for "Loud" above. His raps have curse words and drug references in them. Kids, be careful! I've been duped by Mac Miller before. When he released "K.I.D.S.," the mixtape that first caught most rap blogs' attention, in August 2010, there was a sleazy charm to Mac's persona. He was the young slacker making no-cred-necessary rap songs about raging, sneakers and hooking up. It was superficial, but catchy and executed well-enough to find its way to the masses of high schoolers and college kids most interested in their Friday nights.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
In the past two years, Mac Miller, a 20-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, could have signed a number of deals from major labels. Instead, Miller stayed loyal to his hometown independent label, Rostrum Records. The payoff came in November, when Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first independent album to do so in more than 15 years. In Miller's world, a major label simply isn't necessary, not when he can continue to release free mixtapes (such as last month's "Macadelic")
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapper and social media powerhouse, is Pier Six Pavilion's first show of the season on April 26.  The concert was going to be announced next week, but Rams Head Live, which books the outdoor venue, gave Midnight Sun the heads up after Miller's upcoming concert at the Patriot Center was announced . The show will also be presented by Towson University. The sponsorship makes sense for the school as Miller, 19, owes his enormous success to a young fan base cultivated online.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
In the past two years, Mac Miller, a 20-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, could have signed a number of deals from major labels. Instead, Miller stayed loyal to his hometown independent label, Rostrum Records. The payoff came in November, when Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first independent album to do so in more than 15 years. In Miller's world, a major label simply isn't necessary, not when he can continue to release free mixtapes (such as last month's "Macadelic")
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By Wesley Case | November 29, 2011
How did Mac Miller do it? It seems improbable, but the party-all-the-time Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh found himself at the top of the Billboard 200 on Nov. 16, without a radio hit, and more important, without a major-label machine there to take the credit. Miller, 19, sold 144,000 copies of his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," making him the first independent artist to claim the top spot since 1995. He's not a protege of a superstar, nor have any of "Blue Slide Park's" songs charted.
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November 29, 2011
"The actual words coming out of his mouth sound like they were brainstormed by a bunch of kids idling in an eighth-grade English class. " — 4/10, Spin "The talent is there for him to outlast the generally precarious shelf life of the latest buzzing White rapper, but the jury is still out whether he'll pursue an artistic vision …" — L (3/5), XXL "Miller sticks with a cruise-controlled slow burn for most of Blue Slide Park …" — B-, Entertainment Weekly "Great young artists seek an album that will help them break into the elite table.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Here's a round-up of our week at Midnight Sun: •••• The '80s were back this week. I caught up with members of old Baltimore hair-metal bands. See what they're up to (and what they look like now) here . The fun didn't stop there: Van Halen played Verizon Center, and Lexie Mountain wrote a review of the show. We took photos, too . •••• Surprise! (Or not.) Kegasus is back . •••• Towson's WTMD is moving to a new headquarters in Towson.
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By Wesley Case, b | July 22, 2011
Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers tour comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sunday afternoon ( tickets still available ), and his support is stacked with of-the-moment rappers such as Big K.R.I.T. and Mac Miller. Also on the bill are frequent Wiz collaborators and fellow weed enthusiasts Curren$y and Big Sean. The three - Wiz, Curren$y and Sean - have formed like a baked Voltron to create the stoned trinity of 2011 hip-hop, a supergroup of rappers with rabid fanbases and enough flows to put together a mixtape.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Here's a round-up of our week at Midnight Sun: •••• The '80s were back this week. I caught up with members of old Baltimore hair-metal bands. See what they're up to (and what they look like now) here . The fun didn't stop there: Van Halen played Verizon Center, and Lexie Mountain wrote a review of the show. We took photos, too . •••• Surprise! (Or not.) Kegasus is back . •••• Towson's WTMD is moving to a new headquarters in Towson.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Watch the video for "Loud" above. His raps have curse words and drug references in them. Kids, be careful! I've been duped by Mac Miller before. When he released "K.I.D.S.," the mixtape that first caught most rap blogs' attention, in August 2010, there was a sleazy charm to Mac's persona. He was the young slacker making no-cred-necessary rap songs about raging, sneakers and hooking up. It was superficial, but catchy and executed well-enough to find its way to the masses of high schoolers and college kids most interested in their Friday nights.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, Rachel Yamagata (whom you may have heard sing on Jason Mraz and Conor Oberst songs) performs at Rams Head on Stage ( $23.50 ). On Tuesday, D.R.I. (aka Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) performs at Baltimore Soundstage ( $15 ). Pop-punk meets folk at the Recher Theatre when "The Revival Tour" stops at Towson.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapper and social media powerhouse, is Pier Six Pavilion's first show of the season on April 26.  The concert was going to be announced next week, but Rams Head Live, which books the outdoor venue, gave Midnight Sun the heads up after Miller's upcoming concert at the Patriot Center was announced . The show will also be presented by Towson University. The sponsorship makes sense for the school as Miller, 19, owes his enormous success to a young fan base cultivated online.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2012
The Boss is playing DC this Spring, so is the Bawse. On Tuesday, Rick Ross announced he'll play DAR Constitution Hall February 23. Ross is promoting new album "God Forgives...I Don't," which was described in the show's press release as "his highly predictable upcoming fifth solo album. " Their words...not mine. Ticket information is not yet available. Ross was last in the region last March, when he performed at 1st Mariner Arena onLil Wayne's American tour. Pitting fans of Jon Ehrens against Ross', White Life will be at the Ottobar that same night with DDM and Dope Body.
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November 29, 2011
"The actual words coming out of his mouth sound like they were brainstormed by a bunch of kids idling in an eighth-grade English class. " — 4/10, Spin "The talent is there for him to outlast the generally precarious shelf life of the latest buzzing White rapper, but the jury is still out whether he'll pursue an artistic vision …" — L (3/5), XXL "Miller sticks with a cruise-controlled slow burn for most of Blue Slide Park …" — B-, Entertainment Weekly "Great young artists seek an album that will help them break into the elite table.
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By Wesley Case | November 29, 2011
How did Mac Miller do it? It seems improbable, but the party-all-the-time Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh found himself at the top of the Billboard 200 on Nov. 16, without a radio hit, and more important, without a major-label machine there to take the credit. Miller, 19, sold 144,000 copies of his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," making him the first independent artist to claim the top spot since 1995. He's not a protege of a superstar, nor have any of "Blue Slide Park's" songs charted.
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By Wesley Case | March 15, 2011
DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller, Best Day Ever Mac Miller Best Day Ever , Rostrum Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4 The cornerstones of Mac Miller’s raps are weed, women and partying. It lacks sophistication but that’s the point: this is the world of a fun-loving, fast-rising 19-year-old rapper. If there’s an acceptable time to indulge, these on-the-cusp-of-adulthood years are primetime. A white Pittsburgh native and Wiz Khalifa cohort, Miller saw blog love — earned off the strength of last year’s eye-opening mixtape K.I.D.
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By Wesley Case | November 29, 2011
How did Mac Miller do it? It seems improbable, but the party-all-the-time Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh found himself at the top of the Billboard 200 on Nov. 16, without a radio hit, and more important, without a major-label machine there to take the credit. Miller, 19, sold 144,000 copies of his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," making him the first independent artist to claim the top spot since 1995. He's not a protege of a superstar, nor have any of "Blue Slide Park's" songs charted.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case | November 29, 2011
How did Mac Miller do it? It seems improbable, but the party-all-the-time Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh found himself at the top of the Billboard 200 on Nov. 16, without a radio hit, and more important, without a major-label machine there to take the credit. Miller, 19, sold 144,000 copies of his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," making him the first independent artist to claim the top spot since 1995. He's not a protege of a superstar, nor have any of "Blue Slide Park's" songs charted.
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