Track Review: Mac Miller, 'Party on Fifth Ave.'

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MAC MILLER
"Party on Fifth Ave." (2:53)
Producer: ID Labs
Writers: various
Publishers: various
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On October 27, the video for Mac Miller's "Party on Fifth Ave." hit YouTube. To date, the clip has garnered over 2.0 million views, and for good reason: the video perfectly encompasses the song's old-school, carefree vibe, as Miller and his crew, dressed as senior citizens in wigs and canes, zoom around the neighborhood on motorized scooters. Take the visuals away, however, and the track, featured on Miller's "Blue Slide Park" LP, loses some of its groove. Miller's isolated rhymes aren't as slick or excited as they seem when watching the rapper and his friends scoot down the street. The "Fifth Ave." video is a dance monger, but the song alone is less vibrant -- it wants for audible raucousness, some "outdoor voices." Even the tempo could be hiked up a notch. This is a party, after all; fight for it!

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