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

Our take on the rapper’s fourth album

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.