Frick Park Market

Album: Blue Slide Park (2011)
Charted: 60
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  • Malcolm McCormick, who is better known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A self-taught musician, he played piano, guitar and the drums as well as rapping. Miller started his music career as one half of a rap duo, The Ill Spoken, with fellow Pittsburgh spitter, Beedie. Upon turning 18, he signed with Rostrum Records and in August 2010 released his mixtape debut titled K.I.D.S. with the label. The first single released from his second Rostrum mixtape, "Donald Trump," reached the Hot 100, an impressive feat for a song that didn't receive major radio airplay.
  • This is the first single from Miller's debut album, Blue Slide Park. The song title refers to a Pittsburgh deli known for its homemade sandwiches, which is located at Pittsburgh's largest municipal park. It was released on August 18, 2011.
  • The song was produced by ID Labs, a Pittsburgh production team that consists of E. Dan and Big Jerm, whose previous credits include Wiz Khalifa's "The Race."
  • The album is named after Pittsburgh's Frick Park, which is also known as Blue Slide Park. Miller explained the title's significance to MTV News: "Being 2 going down slides and then being 6 playing Little League and hanging out there, then being older coming back there to drink and smoke and party, running from the cops. And now going back there just to chill out and drink a beer."
  • The song's music video was shot on location at Miller's favorite Pittsburgh deli, where he was filmed behind the counter. It also features the rapper's white afro-wigged alter ego, Cam Rellum whilst Miller's Most Dope crew can also be spotted early on - Jimmy is drinking a slushee mix straight from the store's fountain and TreeJay is catching a nap.

    We then see Miller finding a secret door that leads to models dancing with furry animals under a black light. "The concept of that, it was like a garden of girls and black light," he explained to MTV News. "All these girls looked so sweet and trippy. My idea was to put all the girls in onesie bathing suits and make them look like synchronized swimmers and put caps on 'em, but we just made 'em look trippy."

    The video concludes with Miller and crew having fun in Blue Slide Park, the playground that he named his debut album after.

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