Mac Miller May Have a "Very Punchable Face," but He Is Kind of Awesome
So it's clear that Mac likes good rap music, and people who make good rap music like Mac enough to at least accept his money and slide him a guest verse. What's more, Miller's got a top-tier ear for beats. Blue Slide Park, his aforementioned number one, features two stickily emotive Clams Casino productions, and Clams' influence is all over everything Miller's done for months.
Mac Miller is, in his own way, conditioning a new generation to enjoy great music. I see nothing wrong with this. He raps ably, pogoing from straightforward, head-down rapping, double-time flows, Max B mumble-singing and Lil B-esque "Whoop!"-hop, all with abject glee.
Sure, he's kind of an idiotic dork, but he's an unpretentious, good-natured one, who's got a palpable respect for hip-hop and its history. There's a thread of goofy enthusiasm that runs through everything he does. This is because Mac Miller is basically a child. Next time you hate on him, ask yourself, "Am I the type of person who would talk shit about a child?" If you are, then Mac Miller is the least of your worries. Because then, after all, you're a person who hates children.