Mac Miller Picks Up The Guitar For "Swimming" Send Off Picture

While Mac Miller is one of the game’s most layered lyricists, there’s one element of his toolkit that often goes underappreciated. The man is a genuine multi-instrumentalist, taking to the guitars, drums, and keyboards with proficiency. Those who have caught the rapper live can attest; it’s not uncommon for Mac to “get the Strat,” as it were, taking to the strings like a young phenom. Now, with Swimming officially added to Mac Miller’s canon, the rapper has taken to IG to commemorate the occasion with a stroll down memory lane.

“This is a photo of me adding the last piece of music to the album,” writes Larry Fisherman, looking the part with a tried-and-true fisherman’s cap. With a Gibson Les Paul in hand, Mac looks ready to lay down some guitar overdubs, with his fingers positioned for a few licks. Though Mac enlisted a few heavy-hitters like Thundercat & Anderson .Paak to lay down instrumentation, let it be known; the man is no slouch, and he can carry his weight accordingly.

Let it be a lesson to artists aspirant – it never hurts to hone those scales and arpeggios.