On And On
Label: Rostrum Records
"This life is all about material things," rhymes Mac Miller on "Put It On." Miller uses the same kind of ambient, yearning beats as his mentor Wiz Khalifa, and he relies heavily on sung choruses for On and On and Beyond. But he seems like a better lyricist than Wiz, too, and quicker to call out critics on "Live Free," claiming "Everybody knows I got haters like Maino." His saucy attitude may seem presumptuous -- this is only his first retail EP after a few mix tapes -- but it might distinguish him amid hundreds of blog rappers patiently waiting for celebrity.