Atlanta spitfire OG Maco, the young crunkmaster behind minimalist viral hits like “U Guessed It” and “Fuckemx3” is dropping his latest mixtape, Live Life 2. The sequel to last year’s Live Life, its seven tracks are full of screamed ad-libs and sinister bouts of AutoTune. What else would expect from an EP with a song called “Unleash the Kraken”?
Maco recently signed to Quality Control, the booming Atlanta record label who’s leading the charge in young, energetic, experimentally minded musicians, joining a roster that includes Migos and Skippa Da Flippa. Will Maco’s explosive shouts — “Yeah, yeah!” “Hwah!” “Fuckemfuckemfuckem!” — signal a new era of crunktastic ATL rap? Will he prove to be the Death Grips of the Dirty South? Stream Love Life 2 and see.