Mac Miller‘s legacy lives on with the streaming release of Faces, the rapper’s 2014 mixtape that honestly discusses his artistic development and the complexities of life, fear and uncertainty.
A hidden folder of photos, drawings and a note from “The continuers of Malcolm’s music” was also released on the Mac Miller website under the title “S0meTh1ngs.”
The folder also includes the teaser for “Diablo” with an animated overlay, the photo version of the original cover art (above), photos of Miller, a digital poster and a picture that reads “Check back soon we will upload more stuff sorry I ran out of time.”
After last year’s release of Miller’s posthumous album Circles, his team has been sifting through the vault of his treasured discography. Faces is a turning point in the Most Dope rapper’s artistic evolution, as it was his first project with contemplative, dark lyricism and also birthed the rapper’s honored jazz, hip-hop and psychedelic trademark sound.
The mixtape holds the original 24 songs, including collaborations with ScHoolboy Q, Sir Michael Rocks, Ab-Soul, Rick Ross, Mike Jones, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt and more. A new song was also released: “Yeah” is a five-minute track with haunting themes that find the rapper singing, “When will we die?/ Life isn’t fair/ I miss the high, I live a lie.” Although “Yeah” was leaked online back in 2019, the song is a key addition to showcase the rapper’s melodic talents and range in artistry.
Mac Miller fans also received new material via Young Thug‘s new album Punk, on which Miller has a posthumous feature on “Day Before.”
Miller died in September 2018 of an accidental overdose. He was 26 years old.
You can stream Faces below.