Mac Miller Shares "Pet Sounds," Featuring A Verse From Sean Price (RIP)
Clearly inspired by the outpouring of both grief and support that's come in the wake of Sean Price's death, Mac Miller has dug deep into his folders of unreleased material and shared a previously-unheard track that features the rhyme talents of the dearly-missed brooklyn MC. The new-to-us cut is entitled "Pet Sounds," and features production from Nottz and is one of the most emotional listening experiences we've had in quite some time--for obvious reasons.
First thing's first, Price absolutely demolishes his verse. "Fire in the hole of the designer of your clothes / On the up-and-up you fuckin' up, why you fuckin' with those?" he stresses, reminding us all all over again what a colossal talent we've lost. "Pet Sounds" would be worth repeated listens just for the catharsis alone. However, the fact of the matter is that Nottz's beat is one of the most ornately hard-knocking joints to hit the net in quite some time; saxophone and keyboard bursts glue together a sparse drum pattern that swaggers drunken like a Brooklynite who's had one too many and has to make it all the way across Crown Heights to make it home. Listen to "Pet Sounds" below, and then, once it's over, listen again. Those with a dollar or two to spare should donate to a crowdfund established for the benefit of Price's family.