Mac Miller’s fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine, turned five last week. Originally released on September 16, 2016, it features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Ty Dolla $ign, Ariana Grande and others. Supported by three singles the album peaked at #17 on the RMNZ albums chart.
Mac worked on the album immediately after completing his previous project, 2015s GO:OD AM. The focus of The Divine Feminine was to explore the emotion of love. It was originally meant to be an EP but in order to allow himself more space to be vulnerable to turned it into a full-length album.
The Divine Feminines’ lead single was “Dang!”. Mac Miller revealed in an interview with Genius that Anderson .Paak, who is featured on the track, wrote the song for people who passed away. The pair of Miller and .Paak interplaying on a funk inspired beat made for a nice combo.
“We” was the second single from the album and featured an appearance from Cee-Lo Green. The song was produced by Frank Dukes.
The third and final single from the album was “My Favorite Part” which featured Ariana Grande. Miller can be heard singing more than rapping on the track. It was also the third collaboration between Miller and Grande. This was the closet to charting here in New Zealand peaking at #3 on the New Zealand Heatseekers.
Mac Miller was a true artist and The Divine Feminine is just another example of that. Get into it for it’s 5th anniversary and continue to R.I.P. Mac Miller.