mac-miller-divine-feminineA sensual album about the fairer sex is not in itself a bad idea. As long as it is handled with aplomb and tact. Rap has not had a very good track record when it comes to its treatment of women. Though there is no reason to believe that the younger generation of rappers cannot put that in the rearview mirror. Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller’s fourth album is an exercise in opposites. At times he sounds like an artist who has matured and has more on his mind than partying and women. While the next moment he is bragging like a frat boy. It left me scratching my head. On “Stay” he demonstrates his more smooth side with the ladies and the horns just add to it. There is more of an indication that he is capable of some versatility on Divine Feminine. On several tracks he comes off as more crooner than rapper. Very smooth and a nice idea to blend R&B and hip hop. The maturation and evolution continues.