After four years, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has officially parted ways with independent label Rostrum Records, opting not to re-sign his contract with the label once it expired.
On Tuesday (January 14), Miller issued an exclusive statement to MTV News saying, “Rostrum is my family. That is forever. No matter what, we will always work together. We moved mountains and I can only see them continuing that tradition. I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever.”
Rostrum Records Founder and President Benjy Grinberg shared a similar amicable sentiment stating: “Mac is an incredible artist and has a bright career ahead of him. We are proud of the historic run that we had together and we will continue to support him in any way that is needed. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Miller was signed to Rostrum Records in 2010 when he released his popular mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Sh**). A year later, Miller’s first studio album Blue Slide Park created major buzz by becoming the first independent debut to top the Billboard 200 since The Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food dropped in 1995. Miller’s sophomore album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, landed at Number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Details on where Miller will sign next are still unknown, although he launched his own independent label REMember Music last year. During an interview with MTV News, Miller explained that he has been working on his third studio album and several other projects. Additionally, Miller revealed to Rolling Stone about a month ago that his Pink Slime EP, a joint collaboration with producer Pharrell Williams, is back on track and will most likely drop by the end of 2014.
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