Review: Mac Miller Grows Up, Plays It Smooth on 'The Divine Feminine'

Our take on the rapper's fourth album

Mac Miller's latest is 'The Divine Feminine.' Credit: G L Askew II

On his fourth album, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller continues to move past the drugged-out party-boy persona of his 2011 debut. Following last year's introspective GO:OD A.M., he's now a smooth lover man; he charmingly fits low-key bedroom patter over trumpet-driven Chance the Rapper-style jazziness on "Stay," and rides alongside Anderson .Paak over the chilled-out house groove of "Dang!" But Miller's grown-ass beats clash with his juvenile boasts ("I just eat pussy, other people need food"), so he often ends up sounding like a well-meaning kid who can't stop putting his kicks up on the fancy furniture.