Mac Miller’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off marked a significant turning point in his artistic journey. This introspective album spoke to his individual growth as an artist, pushing boundaries and expanding his musical horizons. Mac burst on to the scene as a “frat” type rapper, and it was around this time he began presenting, through his art, that he was so much more. With its release, Mac Miller opened the door to a shift in the way hip-hop is consumed. Collaborating with many of the most creative artists of the time, and fully embracing a more digital approach to music marketing.
Watching Movies With The Sound Off brought together a stellar lineup of guest artists, including Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others. With its eclectic sound and introspective lyricism, the album resonated deeply with listeners and critics alike. Debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 charts, it solidified Mac Miller as an artist, not just a rapper, and received widespread critical acclaim.
To commemorate the 10-Year Anniversary, the reboot album delivers an enhanced listening experience. Alongside the original 16 tracks that captivated fans, the deluxe edition offers three bonus tracks, including Goosebumpz, O.K. feat. Tyler the Creator and Claymation with Vinny Radio. Furthermore, the anniversary edition reveals the unreleased original version of beloved track The Star Room, which is both produced by, and features Earl Sweatshirt. The vinyl version of the album will also include an additional unreleased joint called The Quest.
Watching Movies With The Sound Off holds a profound significance in commemorating Mac’s remarkable legacy. The legacy of an artist who left us too soon. Beyond its musical impact, this album represents Mac Miller’s personal growth, creative exploration, and willingness to delve into vulnerable territories. It stands as a testament to his immense talent, artistic integrity, and the lasting impression he made on the hip hop.