In theory, this song has everything to be my favorite song of all time. With Mac Miller as the front runner for “All The Time”, a nice little cameo from Ab-Soul and all of it being produced by Chuck Inglish, “All The Time” should be the jam of 2013, am I right? …I’m not really sure.
Believe it or not, I took about an hour out of my day to dissect this song and figure out why I didn’t automatically fall in love with it on first listen. The beat is extremely minimalist, which I can dig. With just a simple cymbal beat during the majority of the verses with the occasional synth sound, the beat is only there to service the lyrics. So maybe there is a problem with the lyrics? The chorus is pretty repetitive, and the song’s message is basically just “I have a lot of money”, but when has that ever been a problem in a rap song? And Ab-Soul’s feature lasts probably about 10-15 seconds, so no one can have a problem with what happened there since there really wasn’t much at all that happened.
As I continued to repeat the song over and over, it finally hit me what was “wrong” with “All The Time”. It didn’t live up to my expectations. With songs like “Day One: A Song About Nothing” and “America“, I want something more than just something this simple.
So, although “All The Time” isn’t the next revolutionary song in rap, or even in Mac’s career, it is a nice song to put on your “falling asleep” playlist or even your “road tripin’ ya’ll” playlist. Whatever you’re into dude.