Exclusive in-depth interview with Mac Miller at Paid Dues. In part 2 Mac shares the story of how he got a verse from Lil Wayne for his favorite song off the Macadelic mix tape titled The Question? Mac said that he was surprised by how fast Wayne got the verse back to him after Mac had sent him the track, even faster than Kendrick Lamar whom he had also sent a track to and whom he talks to on a more regular basis. As the interview continues Nick asks Mac about several quotes Mac has recently posted on Twitter from fans concerned that he has changed and is addicted to Cocaine. Mac address the rumors and says that he is NOT addicted to any drugs! Mac concludes the interview by talking about his sophomore album and then projects he wants to put out before it.
In the last six months, Mac Miller’s career has gained more momentum than he may have ever imagined. The Pittsburgh, Penn. native proved himself to be an Internet savy phenom, translating his digital following into record sales. But with such notoriety, comes extreme pressure.
After his first studio album, “Blue Slide Park,” debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Mac Miller turned into a poster boy of success for indie rappers everywhere. “[I don't feel] pressure from other people, but from myself. I have big expectations for myself,” he told The Juice, minutes before his performance at Paid Dues Festival on Saturday (April 7) .
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Exclusive in-depth interview with Mac Miller at Paid Dues. In part 1 Mac talks to Nick Huff Barili about what it feels like to look back at his debut studio album: Blue Slide Park, which sold 150K first week and was number 1 on Billboard. The interview continues with Mac giving us insight into what his mind state was like in making Macadelic, his most recent mixtape which showcases a more introspective and slightly darker Mac. The Most Dope MC states that his dad used to talk shit about his music, stating “yeah you are successful but what are you saying?!” Part 1 of this interview continues with Nick asking Mac to tell the story of how he was in Harlem at 3am when Cam’Ron from Dipset saw one of his posts on Instragram and told him to come through the studio. Mac tells the story way better than we can so you will have to watch video for all the details.
The OG Jazzy Jeff tells us why he had a desire to work with Mac Miller in this new interview. Look for these guys to record ’92 Til Infinity’ this summer, a sure to be classic mixtape.
Major record labels may want Mac Miller on their roster, but right now the 20-year-old Pittsburgh rapper just isn’t interested.
Miller signed a deal with Rostrum Records, an independent label in his home state, in July 2010 and since then has sold more than a million downloads, sold out venues around the world and earned a Web audience that has propelled him to more than 165 million views on YouTube.
Label mate and hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa also has enjoyed success with Rostrum, having his 2011 single “Black and Yellow” (which provided the foundation for 2011’s Green Bay Packers-inspired “Green and Yellow” by various artists) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Miller and Khalifa have worked on projects together including the songs “Keep Floatin’” and “Cruise Control,” as the two Pittsburgh rappers have quickly become the faces of the successful indie label. Besides savvy Web promotions, live performances and consistent touring have been a catalyst for Miller’s success, and on Tuesday the rising star performs at Brown County Arena in Ashwaubenon. In support of his November release, “Blue Slide Park,” which reached No. 3 overall on the iTunes album charts from preorders, and his recent mixtape, “Macadelic,” released in late March, Miller will once again have plenty of new material — and swagger — to dish out onstage.
P-C: You’re only 20 years old. Have you ever felt like you missed out on anything growing up, having dedicated so much time to hip-hop?
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Mac Miller has been touring like a beast, but on Saturday, April 7, the 20-year-old rapper adds a new milestone: Headliner at Paid Dues, the annual hip hop festival also featuring Wu-Tang Clan, Dipset and Odd Future among many others.
“It feels great, man,” Miller told Fuse about his headlining role. “I’m just excited to be a part of this festival at all no matter where I am. But the fact that they put me there is awesome. I’m just doing everything I can to make sure I give them the best show they can imagine.”
But don’t forget: Mac is, first and foremost, a hip hop fan. So we were curious who he’s excited to see at the festival. And before you start a rap message board war, these are in alphabetical order. Dude’s not playing favorites.
1. Dipset: Cam is the homie. At one point in my life, Dipset was the biggest thing in the world. Cam and I are definitely going to do something [together]. It’s not the next thing I have coming, but it’s something we’re working on for a later date.
2. Kendrick Lamar: He’s just one of my favorite rappers right now. He’s so talented and a legend in the making. I’m just excited as a fan to hear all my favorite Kendrick songs performed live. I went to his show at SOBsand it was dope. Section 80 was definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. I listen to that album a ridiculous amount. I think it’s a classic and will be an album people listen to for a long, long time. I’m excited to see what he’ll do next.
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The-Re-Up.com team catches up with Mac Miller at his George Mason University stop of his Macadelic tour to talk about features, style, his Macadelic mixtape, daily routines, hipsters, and much more.
Mac Miller’s been under fire from critics as of late. Though it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Blue Slide Park has received its share of bad reviews.
“I dropped an album and everyone just wanted to trash it,” Mac told XXLMag.com. The Pittsburgh MC’s striking back. On “Loud”—the lead effort off his recently released, Macadelic mixtape—Mac spits, “I’ma get that Grammy soon, fuck your magazine/Jordan gonna hear me shoot, still fuck your magazine.”
But, Mac says he isn’t targeting a publication in particular.
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During Mac Miller’s listening party on Friday the MC had to leave the party for a few mins to do a phone interview. Today we have that interview that he did with YN on EVR. During this interview Mac talks about ‘Macadelic’, the listening party, Blue Slide Park reviews and much more.
The biggest surprise on Mac Miller’s most recent mixtape was the appearance of Lil Wayne on the track ‘The Question‘. Recently Mac sat down with XXL to discuss how they were able to work together.
Ask any Mac Miller fan what their favorite thing is about one of Allderice High’s hottest MCs, and most of them will tell you that the dude does not front. You never need to wonder what’s going on in Mac Miller’s head: he’ll always tell you. He’s got a constant and genuine direct connection to his fans — close to 2 million of them on Twitter, which he essentially uses as an unfiltered portal into his mind, which is a pretty positive place to be. And at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards, where he announced his Macadelic mixtape release date and won two Woodie Awards, Mac Miller had his fans on his mind, and he wasn’t afraid to share his genuine gratitude for his fan base that’s more like a mutual partnership than a passive audience.
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In the latest Incredibly Intimate Interview from SXSW, Mac Miller talks about childhood partying, shower singing and romantic evenings.