LISTEN: An Unreleased Mac Miller Track Has Surfaced Online Titled 'Benji The Dog'
It's been eight months since we tragically lost Mac Miller to a accidental overdose but his music and legacy is continuing to live on.
Prior to his death, the 26-year-old released his fifth and final studio album Swimming in August. Since his passing, a Spotify recordings session was posthumously released in November and now we've been introduced to another single that was leaked on music streaming service Soundcloud named 'Benji the Dog'.
The track which samples Valerie Simpson's 1972 record 'Benjie', explores the Pittsburgh rapper's relationship with drugs, addiction and his mental issues as well his mother's addiction. This is evident in the track's emotional opening verse that begins with Miller saying,
'They told me, "Don't make a promise you can't keep"
All the drugs in your system, you can't sleep
How many times you had to buy a Plan B
For a girl you never bring back home to meet your family
At the very beginning, 'Benji the Dog' samples a clip of David Schwimmer saying “He’s always gonna be the juice” from when he starred as the late Robert Kardashian in the 2016 crime drama 'The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story'. The sample led to fans online beginning to question when the track was first recorded with some suggesting it was recorded in 2015, meaning the sample may have been added on later.
It's unclear as to who leaked the track online but we can only hope that there's a whole lot more unreleased tracks locked away in Mac's vault somewhere.