Nearly a decade after it first made waves online, Mac Miller's breakout mixtape K.I.D.S., short for Kicking Incredibly Dope Shit, has finally arrived on major streaming services. 👌
Featuring fan favorites like “Nikes On My Feet,” “Senior Skip Day” and “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza,” K.I.D.S. shot Mac into the national spotlight at only 18 years old. Released in August 2010 through Rostrum Records, Mac had just graduated from Taylor Allderdice high school in Pittsburgh, the same high school that Wiz Khalifa attended.
Mac's team made the announcement early Wednesday morning with a slideshow of nostalgic photos of the Pittsburgh artist. In the background, the intro from the tape's title track plays, which was sampled from the 1995 film Kids.
"When you're young, not much matters," says Telly, played by Leo Fitzpatrick. "When you find something that you care about, then that's all you got. When you go to sleep at night you dream of [music]. When you wake up it's the same thing. It's there in your face. You can't escape it."
While the original quote finds Telly expressing his love for "pussy," Mac spliced in his own voice to put the focus on "music" instead.
This is the late artist’s third tape to reach streaming platforms. Remastered editions of Best Day Ever and Macadelic came in June 2016 and May 2018 respectively.
To celebrate this rerelease, Mac's team also reuploaded the Rex Arrow-directed video for “Don’t Mind If I Do” to his YouTube channel.
While fans were extremely happy to gain easier access to K.I.D.S., there were also calls for one more of Mac's beloved mixtapes to be added to streaming services: Faces. Only time will tell whether that ever happens.
One drawback of this latest reissue of K.I.D.S. is that it doesn't contain "Traffic In The Sky." Brian "Z" Zisook, editor-in-chief of DJBooth, said that Rostrum couldn't clear the song's jazzy sample from Japanese composer Taku Iwasaki.
If you want to bask in even more content from Mac's teenage years, you can revisit the classic videos for "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" and "Senior Skip Day" below.