Earlier today Mac Miller dropped “Turkey Love” which he claims is his valentines day gift to us all. Since I am constantly on Twitter, I can let you all know that this is a 21 minute, completely freestyled “love song”.
Even though it is “supposed to be” a love song, he also takes some time to tell us about his problems with buying milk and half priced lamps and his thoughts on late night television. He also screams about feeling bad about eating cheeseburgers because he knows “they treat those cows like shit. . . But I ain’t no gay ass vegetarian because I LIKE BEEEEEEF!!!” Just as I was wondering when we jumped from talking about sex to hamburgers, he says, “well, I’m getting off track…isn’t this a love song? NO! This is just a fuck song,” and then starts to drop a few bars in the comforting sounds of auto-tune. I honestly have never heard anything that is this loose and stupidly awesome from such an established rapper. I really hope that more rappers follow this lead and release even the dumb ass songs they record because they’re fun to listen to and even more fun to write about.
“Turkey Love” is extremely, extremely reminiscent of almost anything off of 808s and Heartbreaks, complete with complete auto-tune and moments of screeching (which are all awesome). It is actually pretty interesting to get into a 21 year old dude’s brain for almost a half hour, and there are quite a few laugh out moments while listening to “Turkey Love”. Get past the first minute or so about asses and then you’re going to be in for a nice ride through Mac’s mind. Below is the song, and a few of my favorite moments from the song:
“But you still wouldn’t fuck Schoolboy Q and I don’t blame ya” (Mac and Schoolboy have been pretty good friends for a while now, and who doesn’t like a good diss when there is one?)
“I know I’m gettin’ fat, so are you down with that?”
“You ain’t nothing but a slutty ass hoe who fucks every rapper who comes to your city, but gahhhdamn you’re so pretty” (this is mostly great because of his awkward screaming throughout it)
“I was at the flea market and I saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw…..half priced lamps.”
But honestly, every line of this song is genius. I am completely in love with it. Check it out below: