While at a stop in Denmark about a month or so ago Mac Miller had some time to do an interview with DrozDailySteezin. The guys from that website did a great job and made the interview hilarious and fun to watch.
Part two of The Masked Gorilla’s exclusive interview with Mac Miller, literally, picks up where part one ended. We speak with Mac about major record labels. Also, Mac finally clears the air about why an Atlantic Records employee was sending out his “Donald Trump” single to radio stations a few months ago. Towards the end of the interview Mac says “I can pretty much pick any label I want to and sign to it”. Bold words from the new school rapper, but yet most likely a reality. The interview ends with the homie Casey Veggies making a guest appearance.
My homie Damon over at MuziksMyLife.com just dropped his brand new interview with Mac Miller. If you’ve ever seen any of Damon’s interviews in the past you should know he does an incredible job, this interview is no different.
Mac Miller’s got the “Moves Like Jagger.” Following his sold-out show at The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday (which included a surprise-guest performance by Three 6 Mafia), the Pittsburgh native and I kicked it backstage for a 10-minute interview exactly one month before the release of his independent debut album Blue Slide Park (Nov. 8).
With his Most Dope crewmates gazing at us, I presented the “Donald Trump” rapper with Shel Silverstein’s Falling Up (“This is, like, one of the first books and authors that got me into anything creative.”), Larry Clark’s K.I.D.S. (“I saw this movie when I was probably in eighth grade and it fuckin’ changed my life.”), and the original inspiration for his album cover artwork (“Oh, wow! You are the only—you found this!”).
As some of you may or may not know, The Masked Gorilla shot Mac Miller’s first ever video interview when he was a high school senior. Fresh off releasing his ‘High Life’ mixtape, he had about 6,000 Facebook fans. A year and a half later we met up with Mac for a second time, who now has 1,400,000 Facebook fans, to discuss his rise to stardom among other topics including his VMA ‘Best New Artist’ snub. Part two of our exclusive video interview with Mac drops next week, where we talk to him about signing to a major record label, why an Atlantic Records representative was sending out his “Donald Trump” single and how many records he thinks his debut ‘Blue Slide Park’ album will sell first week.
Rising hip-hop star Mac Miller stopped by Shade 45 studios recently to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid.
Mac Miller talks about everything from being a weird kid, getting over 25 million views on his Donald Trump video and why he doesn’t mind being compared to Eminem. Why did Mac name his album Blue Slide Park? What’s the meaning behind the title? What is it that gets on Mac Miller’s nerves?
Making sandwiches while rapping isn’t as simple as you may think, but in his “Frick Park Market” video, Mac Miller makes it all look so easy.
Filmed on location at his favorite Pittsburgh deli, Miller jumped behind the counter and got to work. Before we see Mac, however, we see his filthy-looking, gloveless hands putting together a turkey and cheese sandwich.
“My hands aren’t really that dirty; that’s just the lighting,” Mac insisted when he broke down the video for MTV News.
more after the jump
Oh to be a kid again! For his debut album, Blue Slide Park, Mac Miller is paying homage to his childhood stomping grounds of Pittsburgh. The LP cover is a simple, child-like rendition of the playground, drawn by the rapper’s (born Malcolm McCormick) older brother, whose first name is actually Miller.
more after the jump
What a difference a year makes. Last year Mac Miller hit the intimate S.O.B.’s to perform his first show in the city, but on Thursday night, the Pittsburgh rap phenomenon returned to the much-larger Irving Plaza to begin his Blue Slide Park Tour before a sold-out crowd.
more of the article after the jump
This interview took place a few months back but Fly Times Daily just released it. In this interview Mac Miller talks about how his crowds have grown, his appearance on Single Ladies and more.
Fresh off his first ever performance in Amsterdam, Mac Miller sat down with Dutch blog Puna.nl to discuss his current state of affairs. Mac, clearly in awe with the epic reception he received from the crowd, tells us about his goal for his upcoming album: reaching his fans. he’s very passionate about his independent success and eager to see how far he’ll be able to push his career without the backing of a major label.
Pics from his show in Amsterdam after the jump
XXL was able to talk with Mac Miller earlier today via email where he talked about how he ended up being on Maroon 5′s “Moves Like Jagger Remix”.
“Maroon 5 is ill, very ill,” Mac told XXL via e-mail, hours before the Copenhagen stop of his European Tour. “["Moves Like Jagger" producer] Benny [Blanco] reached out to get me on the jam, and to be honest, at first I didn’t really believe him. I was like, these dudes could get any rapper they wanted on their jam, why would they want me? However, they were serious. When I was in NY I went to the studio with Benny to do it. We chopped it up for a while, then I just wrote my verses and laid them down. I hadn’t spoken with anybody from Maroon 5 or anything at this point. I actually had the feeling that they going to cut my verses and go with someone else.”
“I don’t know why, the thought of Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera and myself on a jam, I just didn’t think it would fly,” he continued. “But, I saw Adam Levine was following me on Twitter so I hit him up and thanked him for the opportunity and he said that everyone loved it. Shit is ill. I love the jam, the music video to it actually came on when I was writing the verses in the studio. What are the odds? Well, actually pretty high considering it was the No.1 song for a while.”