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Hot Video Alert: Mac Miller - Knock Knock

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hot Video Alert: Mac Miller - Knock Knock


Mac Miller is a white, Jewish rapper. Doesn't sound like your typical, run-of-the-mill hip-hop artist, does he? Well - he's not typical at all. He's something fresh and worth checking out.  As for his faith - I just bring that up because I find it fascinating. I'm Jewish, and until Matisyahu - a Hasidic Jewish Reggage/Hip-hop emerged a few years back - I had no idea that there were any Jewish rappers. Now, about Mac Miller. Ever since I was introduced to this video for a song called "Knock Knock" I haven't been able to stop watching/listening. Firstly, the video is VERY well done! Not sure what the budget was like on this bad boy but it's pretty slick. Mixing the old with the new, the video starts out like a scene from The Andy Griffith Show, black & white, 50s costumes and everything. When the video goes all TECHNICOLOR it turns into a good old fashioned hip-hop video. Mac Miller has serious skills as an MC.  Can't imagine what he could do with a major record label backing him all the way. Hmmmmm...

While the 19-year old hip-hop artist has released a few mix-tapes independently in the past, his most recent, K.I.D.S. was released in August on Rostrum Records. K.I.D.S. features both "Knock Knock" and "Don't Mind If I Do" which samples Owl City's big hit "Fireflies." Check out the video for "Knock Knock" below and look out for Mac Miller. He's a super star in the making.



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