Mac Lethal – North Korean BBQ (Mixtape)

blame it on Shake April 29, 2011

North Korean BBQ is for old souls. People 30+ (figuratively and literally.)

The title, however, is a reminder for me and all of us, that no matter how hard life can seem. We are all very fortunate people to live where we live. In Kansas City, when we get lonely or depressed, we go gorge ourselves on delicious, molasses-based BBQ. In North Korea, they don’t get lonely or depressed. They don’t choose feelings or thoughts. North Koreans don’t eat BBQ. They eat octopus skin and fried white corn. I was looking through audio clips from old North Korean documentaries to mix in with the music, but honestly, I felt like I was being lighthearted about their situation, which is greatly serious.

I must remind you of something, though: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL PIECE OF MUSIC. NO!

This is NOT a political statement, but an examination on the self-entitlement we feel while bathing in our own excess and drama. I’m sorry your boyfriend broke up with you, but treasure the good times you did have. Bump this mixtape as a way to help push those negative, volatile emotions out, BUT…always remember that below the surface, life is truly a beautiful, pleasant work of art for some of us. Unfortunately it takes looking at other people’s situations to realize that sometimes.

Tracklist + Download link after the jump…

01 Therapy For Gangsters (prod. Kid Called Computer)
02 War Drum (prod. Seven)
03 Citrus (prod. Seven)
04 Raise the Dead (prod. Seven)
05 I’m Odd (prod. Mac Lethal)
06 Something I Can <3 (prod. The Inkredibles)
07 My Favorite Song (prod. Seven)
08 Little Mac (prod. Whodini)
09 Dying Young (prod. DJ Khalil)
10 Feel it in the Air
11 Shannon (prod. Seven)
12 Suitcases (prod. Seven)
13 inohowutheenk (prod. Seven)

DOWNLOAD: Mac Lethal – North Korean BBQ (Mixtape) | Mediafire

  • llll

    Mac Lethal> Fagot Miller.

  • Obviouslygood

    There both white and have mac at the beginning of their names, so I guess that means they HAVE to be compared!?!? Hip hop “fans” are retards!…….concept sounds dope as hell, definetly giving tgis a spin, lethal is dope!

  • YoungCosby

    Korean BBQ is delicious!!!

  • Why the fuck are we comparing an 18 year old to a 30 year old anyway? Hip hop isn’t pick and choose, let the kids have their Mac Miller. Nonetheless, its definitely good to see the middle of the map is on the come up. Eightonesix.

  • NigguhNate

    Yo shake, can we get a mediafire link for those too lazy to enter an email?

  • red

    Wasn’t going to download until I read the idea behind it. Sounds pretty good–sometimes I could use right now.

  • Mac Lethal’s an intelligent dude. He’s an amazing story teller and has a great way of painting a picture with words.

  • chef

    lots of production by Seven… Instant DL

  • Downloaded this dudes shit back in the day because I was a fan of Mac Dre. I’m glad I did, but it’s another reason why I can’t fuck with “little” Mac.

  • You know who doesn’t like Mac Lethal? Black people. You know who doesn’t like black people? Mac Lethal. LMAO. STILL funny.

  • Higgs

    I really like the concept behind this. The foreword is true, inspired, real talk. Made me gain some respect for him, that’s for sure.

  • WacWiller

    This mixtape is fuckin dope as hell.

  • Upon further review I may have to send this shit to the recycle bin. Thanks for the heads up, Junie.

  • KCPopper

    Nah don’t trip Turbo. That’s from a battle. Mac is an accomplished battle emcee.. he aint no racist tho lol dude rolls with tech n9ne and shit out here in KC. he did a trak with XV too.

  • “Yo shake, can we get a mediafire link for those too lazy to enter an email?”


  • vanessa

    As a leading dating site for millionaire singles, —~~ M eet ing Ri ch * c/-om~~ — features: #1 All the men on this kind of site are well-off financially. In other words, your bank account gives you NO advantage over your competition. #2 All the woman on this kind of dating site are pretty and attractive. In other words, your beauty gives you No advantage over your competitors. #3 All the singles on this kind of dating site are CEOs, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, professional models and cheerleaders, and Hollywood celebrities, or at least, very successful in their chosen field. In other words, your success gives you NO advantage over your competition.


    I like it. Smooth production. Some of his vocals sounds like he should go back and record them again but aside from that I’m feeling it.

  • Thurgoog

    How does he not like black people?

  • gasface

    Is it just me or does Miller use Google and and search for “The best hip hop tracks of all time” and freestyle to the best results???

  • vikki

    Mac Miller sucks man. Mac Lethal has a unique voice, delivery, can write GREAT lyrics and doesnt make lame materialistic rap. Not trying ta compare tha 2 but this mixtape is so dope. He doesnt have a single pop soundin track on here but its all very enjoyable….

  • A “George Clooney/Rezo/fulltimeboss/Teddy/D. $cience/MartyMcFly” Stan fka Answer Me!

    Mac Lethal > Fagot Miller.

    llll said this on April 29th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    This troll is good… as half of the comments are responses to this troll.

    Downloaded this a week back. Reason being…

    “lots of production by Seven… Instant DL”

  • tundra

    Seven is the shit. These beats are crazy. Mack’s shit is usually a little skitzo. Some funny some serious. This one has a really thorough vibe and realllllly sick lyrics. XXL wrote about him in the new issue 2

  • You!

    Shit’s actually nice, Mac’s doing his thing on this, good to see new shit like this. Check out these kids they doing their thing too baby just gotta give em time
    it’s only one of em on that track but they all spit fire.

  • HD

    Come get the new TRON CAT from TTC

  • This mixtape is great, but god damn, give production credit to Clam’s Casino on the “I’m Odd” track. That just ain’t right. That beat has been recycled through both Soulja Boy and Lil B. It ain’t like it new. We all know that beat is Clams Casino. Give credit where it’s due.

  • Nevermind, I notice very subtle differences. Just a 99% ripoff of that beat.

  • tundradd

    I actually looked into that too because i was like wtf give clams his props. but Mac stated on twitter a couple times it was a typo and gave the dude credit for the beat. Must be an accident.

  • RuanHoll

    life is long

  • Shy

    “How does he not like black people?”
    that ‘black people/mac lethal’ line was said to him in a rap battle. It aint true.

  • Kelsey

    Totally love it. Very dark at times, but inspiring and easy to relate to. Mac really let everyone in on this album.

  • Numba one

    This is a political project, no matter what his dumbass says.

  • sss

    He doesn’t talk about politics or society once. It’s all about death and relationships. So shut the fuck up loser. This nigga finally impressed me. Never liked his shit til now…

  • Numba one

    lol, you think your uninformed opinion means shit? kill yourself you waste of sperm. Sub-par project from a sub-par rapper.


    Didn’t this come out like a month ago..

  • thewrittenRo

    anyone who samples Imogen Heap is more than aight with me

  • Frank

    uninformed opinion? what you mean like insinuating an album that doesn’t talk about politics once is a political project? incredible album, about as real as they get

  • Numba one

    Ahh your trying to be smart, to bad such a thing is beyond you. Listen dumbass, the whole point of the fucking album is a political statement. I wish you people would use your fucking brains its called NORTH KOREAN BBQ, The Fuck? Uninformed idiots, you dip shits know that a country right?

    Meka and shake need to change their website and stop attracting clueless fucking morons.

  • Frank

    basing an opinion on the name of an album is going out of your way to be ignorant.

  • Eternal

    I wish this was the type of music on BET, MTV, and VH1. The media is glorifying Waka Flocka and Soulja Boy, and don’t realize its creating an ignorant youth (such as the ppl comparing Lethal n Mac bc of the name and skin color). I think someone should put some money into the project and let the world hear mixtape. I appreciate powerful music.

  • Numba one<lol. y u so mad haha.

  • Mac Lethal

    Wow big thanks to 2dopeboyz!!! So cool to see everyone take some time out of their day to check this mixtape out!

    Numba One you are really angry man. I actually explain why it’s NOT a political themed project in the writing above. I explain the play on words. If we are discussing illiteracy level, you are definitely in the Numba One percentile. Perhaps in the country. MAYBE THE WORLD! BURNNNNN!!!

    -from the man himself, Mac Lethal – @maclethal666

  • Isn’t “Put it in the Air” produced by Charles Hamilton? I heard Sonic rhyming over it a couple of years ago, it was called “The Incomplete Circe”.

  • Ethan-ol

    war drum has a beat that is out of this world, plus it’s some deep music regardless of how you think of it

  • ShiningPath

    I am on a tour of North Korea this week and this shit is going into the country on my ipod. I’ll listen to it on the train to Pyongyang. I’ll try to play for my NK guide.