Mac Miller Leaves Rostrum Records
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.15.2014
MTV reports that Mac Miller has left Rostrum Records, the label that released his 2011 debut album Blue Slide Park. His contract expired with the label and will not be renewed.
Miller said: "Rostrum is my family. That is forever. 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."
Rostrum Records Founder and President Benjy Grinberg added: "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."
Miller first signed with Rostrum in 2010 when he released his mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Sh--). He joined a roster that included Wiz Khalifa, Leon Thomas and Vali. He gained fame and success through Blue Slide Park, which was the first independent album to debut on top of the Billboard 200 since Tha Dogg Pound did it in 1995 (with the help of Suge Knight and Death Row Records).
Miller's second album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, was released in June and peaked at #3. Both Kanye West's Yeezus and J. Cole's Born Sinner debuted on the same day. Miller has sold 5.4 million singles and over 750,000 albums with Rostrum. He gained even more fame with his MTV show Mac Miller & The Most Dope Family.