Mac Miller Has Been Doing Drugs Since He Was 10
It's this whole business of art, right? I believed when I was younger that if I wasn't always doing something—I had to make sure that I tweeted, I had to make sure I was dropping videos. I was blessed to be able to get to the point that I'm at. The most important thing is that you be happy with what you're creating, because then if a motherfucker says something to you then you really don't feel any type of way. The only time that an opinion on your art pisses you off is when you already don't like it yourself, and they say that and it just proves to you that you were right and didn't like the song. Just do what you love to do.
But it's tough, dude, because I'm fuckin' sitting here and there's so many wild types of music here and I would hate if the world was built in such a way that I couldn't put it out because it would confuse people. Like, what? I'm just a dude, how you gonna tell me what to put out? But oh, here's the good part—there's nobody to tell me shit. I run my whole thing. So I can do that, and I think that's important.
I did want to ask you about that—since leaving Rostrum, are you handling everything yourself, or do you have another label situation in the works?
I'm pretty honest, bro—I've taken meetings. But I have my own operation. My label's REMember. And it's really because, I'm not being arrogant and believing I can take on these major labels, because at the end of the day they're there for a reason, they can do something for a reason. However, I actually have an amazing situation right now. Because I was able to step back, and I have everything right here. It's people that grew up in Pittsburgh and everyone has a different skill set, and we're actually gonna be the people that—I'm sure a lot of people say this, but—we're not doing this to be a big business record label. We really want to be a label that lets artists just do whatever the fuck they want. We wanna help artists find themselves. I could sit here and make all my artists' records. But I'd rather people be fans of my artists rather than be fans of me, and then fans of my artists.
Mac Miller admitted to doing drugs since childhood in a recent podcast interview with Billboard.
The “Friends” rapper said "I've been doing drugs since I was 10-years old. I just hid it better back then. For me personally, it's never one D or C (drug of choice). Yeah dude, I experiment. Am I proud of it? Do I rep' it? No. But do I rap about it because it's what's going on? Yeah. Would I suggest kids to do drugs? Hell no."
The rapper who released his mixtape Faces on Mother’s Day opened up about how his relationship with music doesn’t coincide with drugs. “The sober you is the best you; my main drug is the studio,” said Miller.
The interview also gave him the chance talk about his work with Rick Rubin on the mixtape. He said that in addition to being in the studio the legendary producer, he’s been meditation with him.
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