Mac Miller’s fifth and last album released in his lifetime ‘Swimming’ was originally called ‘Guidelines.
Five months after Thelonious Martin released “Guidelines” ft. Mac Miller, he revealed that Mac Miller’s 2018 album ‘Swimming’ was originally called ‘Guidelines.’
“Initially, that was the title track. We were having these long conversations about putting together an album, cause I’m telling him about how I’m putting together mine. We’re going back and forth about how to touch an audience, how to make an audio world.” Thelonious told DJBooth.
The track “Guidelines” was released on August 20, 2018, this was the final Mac Miller song released during his lifetime.
Thelonious Martin also revealed Mac Miller had a collab album with Madlib. “He had this Madlib album, called Maclib,” Thelonious told DJBooth. “I opened for Madlib in Chicago last summer, at Pitchfork. So I’m opening for Madlib, and about 15, 20 minutes left in my set, Madlib pulls up. Pete Rock walks up as well. So I’m trying to focus and DJ, and Madlib gets on and 15 minutes into his set he just randomly plays a Mac Miller joint. And I turn to him, I’m like, ‘There’s more of these, right?’ He’s said, ‘Oh, yeah, there’s a whole album. Maclib.’” Mac Miller had the seventh verse on Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Piñata” back in 2014.