Robert Glasper, Mac Miller connect on ‘Therapy Pt. 2’

Mac Miller’s camp continues to uphold the late-rapper’s legacy with class. Sharing his latest posthumous feature with Grammy-winning producer and friend Robert Glasper, Miller gifted fans with yet another therapy session from beyond.

Stemming from the DSP release of his beloved 2014 mixtape Faces last year — along with KIDS (2010) and I Love Life, Thank You (2011) — Rob and Mac’s “Therapy Pt. 2” is in all parts a continuation of Miller’s fan-favorite track “Therapy.” However, the single is set to land on Glasper’s upcoming Black Radio III: Supreme Edition — an extended version of his acclaimed 2022 album, Black Radio III.

Glasper’s impact and respect in the music industry is immeasurable, as the 4-time Grammy and Emmy winner has worked with a plethora of talent in his storied 20-year career. Most recently, Glasper lent his ear to Denzel Curry’s AOTY contender Melt My Eyez, See Your Future, as he and Miller’s latest cut allowed him to reflect on their relationship — divulging on how the track ultimately came together in a statement.

“I was working with my friend,” he said. “We were just finishing up this specific beat. I immediately sent it to him, and literally within an hour he sent me back that track. Everything was on there — both verses the choruses — and you could tell it was not something that he had written before. He sang the chord changes. You can tell he really came up with that in the moment.”

As for Miller, his camp has been precarious in their efforts to drop music from his expansive vault since his passing in 2018. While majorly focused on repackaging Mac’s prior work, it’s currently unclear if his estate has plans of sharing unheard tracks in the future. His last official project, Circles (2020), acted in tandem to his Grammy-nominated LP Swimming (2018) as “Therapy Pt. 2” furthers Miller’s memory as a multi-talented virtuoso.

“We’re honored to support in sharing this beautiful song that Malcolm and Robert Glasper created together. The song is a reflection of the special friendship and musical gifts the two shared.”

The Estate of Mac Miller

Over jazzy keys, an infectious live drum loop and a head-bobbing bounce, anytime Miller’s voice graces a track nowadays, it sounds like he’s floating. “Therapy Pt. 2” showcases Mac’s infamous ability to make intricate bars seem easy to spit, tearing off lines like: “They used to hate, they love me, and they used to love, they hate now / The world I rearrange, I turned it to a bloody playground.”

Coupled with flair-filled flows and frivolous energy, Mac’s personality is virtually irreplaceable — sandwiching controlled and charismatic verses between a loosely sung “How’s it feel?” hook. Bringing the song to a close with some high-pitched scatting, it’s always a treat to hear new tunes from the Pittsburgh emcee.

Be sure to check out Glasper’s Black Radio III: Supreme Edition this Friday (Oct. 14) featuring Miller, PJ Morton, Estelle, India Arie, Luke James, Bilal, BJ The Chicago Kid and Mac Miller.

Listen to “Therapy Pt. 2” below!

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