Mac Miller’s breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. is finally available to stream. The 16-track effort was initially released back in August 2010 and, up until now, has only been available on mixtape-hosting sites like DatPiff.
K.I.D.S. — which stands for Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit — includes several of the late rapper’s early hits, such as “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza” and “Nikes On My Feet.” In celebration of the mixtape’s arrival, Miller’s video for project cut “Don’t Mind If I Do” has also been re-released in 1080p quality on YouTube.
K.I.D.S.’ streaming release was first announced last August, on the tape’s ninth anniversary, by Rostrum Records founder, Benjy Grinberg.
“On this 9th anniversary of the first tape that Mac and Rostrum put out together, I’m excited to announce that K.I.D.S. will be available on all streaming services later this year!” Grinberg had written in an Instagram post. “After Macadelic came out, Mac asked if we could clear this one next. It has been challenging but we are getting through it. We miss Mac every day and we see our job as making sure his music lives on. We love you, Mac.”
K.I.D.S. follows the posthumous release of Miller’s Circles album and its Deluxe version, which housed two additional cuts, “Right” and “Floating.” According to an Instagram post from Miller’s family, Circles had been recorded as a companion project for his 2018 Grammy-nominated album Swimming and was finished by Miller’s collaborator, Jon Brion.
“We simply know that it was important to Malcom for the world to hear it,” the post read. “Thank you to all of the fans who’ve supported him unconditionally through the years. We miss him. We are left to imagine where Malcom was going and to appreciate where he was. We hope you take the time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all.”
Stream K.I.D.S. below.