Today (Aug. 13), marks the 9th anniversary of the release of Mac Miller’s 2010 K.I.D.S. mixtape. Widely regarded as the late rapper’s breakout project, the collection features fellow Pittsburgh rapper Chevy Woods and boasts productions from ID Labs and others.
As of now, the mixtape was available through mixtape websites and not on streaming platforms — until now. On Tuesday, Benjy Grinberg, the CEO of Miller’s former record label Rostrum Records, announced on his Instagram page that K.I.D.S. will be on streaming services later this year.
“On this 9th anniversary of the first tape that Mac and Rostrum put out together, I’m excited to announce that ‘K.I.D.S.’ will be available on all streaming services later this year!” he wrote on his IG post. “After Macadelic came out, Mac asked if we could clear this one next. It has been challenging but we are getting through it. We miss Mac every day and we see our job as making sure his music lives on. We love you, Mac.”
What Mr. Grinberg could be alluding to when he writes “Mac asked if we could clear this one” might be in relation to the song “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” which drew a 10,000,000 lawsuit by Lord Finesse. The veteran producer sued Miller in 2012 for copyright infringement over the sampling of his beat “Hip 2 Da Game.” The two parties eventually reached a settlement in the case but the details weren’t disclosed to the public.
Mr. Grinberg didn’t give an exact date of when K.I.D.S. will arrive on streaming platforms but this is good news for Mac Miller fans. You can read his statement below.
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