Mac Miller isn’t sweating Kanye West and J. Cole, who both drop new records the same day as Miller’s sophomore LP—he even told Fuse “I don’t give a f-ck about the competition.” Maybe that’s because his new album, Watching Movies With the Sound Off, features collabos from hip hop’s hottest new talents, including Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, ScHoolboy Q and Tyler, the Creator.
Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt pitch their voices down an octave for “Guild,” a deliciously muddy track Earl’s been performing since March. (It’s taken from his upcoming LP Doris, which still has no set release date.) Trading verses, the two tease moms and shout out Gil Scott-Heron and Juxtapoz; Tell the label I want a white driver!, Earl says. Of the duo’s friendship (Earl recorded a portion of Doris at Mac Miller’s home studio), Miller tells FADER, “We’re definitely kind of pretty similar people. We’re both very nice. We’re trying to do good things, but also we try to be assholes at the same time.”