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Mac Miller Misha Vladimirsky
It is kind of crazy in an industry that relies on creative people to then try to channel that creativity into only one lane.
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 Has Been Doing Drugs Since He Was 10

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Producer: Large Professor
Lyric: “Back in ‘83 I was an MC sparkin’/But I was too scared to grab the mics in the parks and/Kick my little raps 'cause I thought niggas wouldn’t understand/And now in every jam I’m the fuckin’ man”
Why It’s Dope: If you ever walk or drive past the Queensbridge housing projects where Nas grew up in the summer, you’d notice the barbecues in the parks beneath the Queensboro Bridge and impromptu rap battles. Just imagine 10-year-old Nas in 1983 listening to the older kids spit rhymes and being too afraid to jump on the mic himself but harboring those hip-hop dreams. Then fast forward a decade to Nas being hailed as the best rapper to ever come out of Queens. Badass.


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Nas is following in 50 Cents footsteps and going independent. The rapper who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic is launching an independent label called Mass Appeal Records...

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Song Title: "Let Me Tell You Something"
Lyric: "At the Half Moon, but I know she gon' say/I already have too many hoes, I know/But if I had you, all the dough I'd blow/On 11 karat pink stones, trillion rows"


T.I. Is A Really Good Guy

T.I. is the good samaritan of hip-hop. Back  in Oct. 2010, T.I. convinced Joshua Starks, a 24-year-old man in Atlanta, not to commit suicide...

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