Mac Miller’s debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, is being reissued via a special 10th-anniversary deluxe vinyl courtesy of Fat Beats. The drool-worthy pressing features a die-cut gatefold jacket, clear vinyl with blue and yellow splatter, and a recreation of the Blue Slide Park U.S. tour poster from 2011.
Blue Slide Park was the album that made Mac Miller a superstar in his Pittsburgh hometown before he rose to national recognition. As a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, the late rapper signed a deal with Rostrum Records in July 2010. He was a multi-talented musician who played several instruments that paved the way for his future music career.
Upon its original release, the LP debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart by selling 144,000 copies in its first week, making it the first independently-distributed debut album to top the chart since Tha Dogg Pound’s opus Dogg Food in 1995, dropping via Death Row, but without major distribution.
Despite not being released as a single, the track “Smile Back” became Miller’s highest-charting song at the time, reaching number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of August 2012, the album had sold 344,000 copies.
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