Back in 2014, the late Mac Miller released his 11th mixtape, Faces, following the release of his second studio album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off. It's considered by many Mac fans to be his magnum opus, which is why the news that it's now available on streaming services and vinyl has people so excited.
Mac was the executive producer for Faces, under his producer pseudonym Larry Fisherman, with individual tracks on the project produced by ID Labs, Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, 9th Wonder and more.
It's a dark, jazzy project, and for many Mac fans, is the best example of the sounds he was producing throughout his discography. To mark the release of the project on streaming, it's arrived with a bonus track, Yeah, which is the last song on the tracklist.
The project also features King Ralph of Malibu (aka Ralph) on Angel Dust, who is Mac's dog. To celebrate Ralph, director Sam Mason released a music video for Colors And Shapes earlier this year, telling the story of the dog, as well as taking a look at the life of an artist.
We've put together some of the reactions to the release of Faces, so you can understand the hype around the project's release on streaming, as well as what to expect when you listen to it. Turn this on, and let it wash over you - it's Mac Miller at his absolute best.
In less than 24h, FACES by Mac Miller is coming to streaming platform. To whoever is the first time you’re gonna listen to it, you damn fucking lucky to have this experience??
— Dad (@TheVinylDad5) October 14, 2021
Less than 4 days until...
Mac Miller's Faces comes to streaming services
Don't jump to any song first. If you've never heard it before, start at Inside Outside, close your blinds, turn your phone to silent and join Mac inside his own world
— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) October 11, 2021
Faces has always been and will forever be my favorite project by Mac Miller ?
— altheea the machead (@AltheeaRaps) October 14, 2021
#Faces is my favorite Mac Miller project. I listened to it again not too long ago and was reminded of how brave and honest of an artist Mac was. Excited for the project to be up on streaming sites for the first time because I’m sure it’ll reach new ears.
We miss you, Mac.
— Dave Zup (@ZupCLE) October 14, 2021