2013 is shaping up to be a big year for Mac Miller. His second album drops, his first reality show airs, and he enjoys his very first (legal) alcoholic beverage(s). It doesn't get much better for a boy from Pittsburgh. Here are some highlights to keep your eyes and ears peeled for.
Though Mac's 21st birthday has already passed (it was January 19th), we figured it was worth including as clearly the kid likes to party. Now that John Q. Law says he can do so legally, we can only imagine the foray of festivities that awaits.
Becoming an MTV mainstay, Mac recently guest starred on the season premiere of the network's series Ridiculousness, hosted by Rob Dyrdek. If you missed it, make sure to check it out as it was a pretty hilarious time.
Reality Killed the Video Star
On February 26th, Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family premieres on MTV2. The series will chronicle Mac's adventures in L.A. while he records his next album Watching Movies with the Sound Off and lives the Hollywood high life with his four closest friends from back home in Pittsburgh.
The Mac Down Under
Also in February, Mac's touring schedule takes him to Australia for the very first time, with shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Fortitude Valley. G'day, Mac!
The European Theatre
In March, Mac hops to another continent entirely, as he plays shows across Europe with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. The thought of Weezy and Mac enjoying croissants in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower is quite a visual. C'est bon, garçon!
Mac's second full-length album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, drops this year, featuring the talents of Gucci Mane, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, and others.
On the EP side, Pink Slime, Mac's collaboration with Pharrell will be released in full this year following the release of the EP's singles "Onaroll" and "Glow" in 2012.
Yeah, but can he produce? The answer is a firm yes. Tales of A Stolen Youth, the new EP from Odd Future's Vince Staples will drop this year, produced by none other than Mac Miller himself (under his production alias "Larry Fisherman").
In April, Mac will follow in the footsteps of Ludacris and headline the Springfest Music and Arts Festival, an annual outdoor festival hosted by Washington State University. E40 will also be on hand as he and Mac light up the Pacific Northwest.
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince released their first album 5 years before Mac Miller was even born. But when Mac collaborates with Jazzy Jeff on their forthcoming mixtape, it will be a partnership that is timeless. Let's just hope Will Smith doesn't get jealous. Have you seen what that guy can do to aliens and robots?
For more great Mac moments, be sure to tune in to the premiere of Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT (following Guy Code) on MTV2. All new episodes Tuesdays at 11:30 ET/PT.