For every one of Mac Miller's great albums released in his short but beloved career, there was at least one underground mixtape circulating that showed off his talents just as bright. According to a producer who worked with him, one of those final tapes could be getting a wider release this year.
Mac released Faces in 2014 in between his second and third albums, Watching Movies with the Sound Off and major-label debut GOOD:AM. Critics noted its psychedelic, jazz-inspired sound and some of the most honest lyrics of his career to date, openly addressing his lifelong struggles with drug abuse and his feelings toward becoming an increased presence in the hip-hop world.
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HipHopDX noted a fan's post on a Miller community on Reddit remarking that producer ID Labs, a friend of Miller's who worked on Faces, had previously stated work was being done to clear the tape's samples to get it available on Apple Music and Spotify. ID Labs himself replied to the fan in the affirmative. “This is correct and currently happening," he said.
Though Miller sadly passed away in 2018, it looks like Faces may join 2020's posthumous Circles as another example of Mac's incredible talent and potential.