Tue 14 Jan 2014
It’s time to move on. In the four years during his rise to rap stardom, Mac Miller has become synonymous with independent label Rostrum Records. The Pittsburgh MC has now parted ways with the label, after his original contract under Rostrum expired according to MTV News.
“Rostrum is my family. That is forever,” said Miller in a released statement. “No matter what, we will always work together. We moved mountains and I can only see them continuing that tradition. I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever.”
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First signed to Rostrum Records in 2010, Mac gained notoriety under the label with his K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope S**t) mixtape. Building a giant fanbase through the internet and live shows, Miller continued to build a buzz leading up to his 2011 Blue Slide Park debut album. The project made headlines becoming the first independent album to debut No. 1 on Billboard’s album charts, an accomplishment not done since Tha Dogg Pound in 1995. In June 2013, Mac’s Watching Movies With the Sound Off sophomore LP received much critical acclaim, peaking at No. 3 on Billboard’s album charts.
“Mac is an incredible artist and has a bright career ahead of him. We are proud of the historic run that we had together and we will continue to support him in any way that is needed. We wish him nothing but the best in the future,” said Rostrum Records Founder and President Benjy Grinberg in a statement.
Previously: Mac Miller Feat. Treejay – “Erica’s House”