Breaking news from board certified doctor (JK)/Philly rapper Mac Miller: neck tattoos hurt. Really bad. We spent a bunch of time with the “Frick Park Market” rapper at the mtvU Woodies Awards down at SXSW in Austin recently, and dude was an open book. He gave us his thoughts on his fans and celebrity culture, and he even gave us his credit card and social security numbers. (Kidding about that last part.) But Mac did open up about his various tattoos, and he wasn’t even a liar about it. You know what I mean — all these tattooed people try to come at you like, “Nah, it doesn’t hurt that bad.” WRONG. As as the proud owner of various tattoos (college!), I’m here to tell you that ish hurts. Mac agrees with me.
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!”).