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10 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM MAC MILLER'S BREAKFAST CLUB INTERVIEW

September 23, 2016

The Breakfast Club team tries to get into Mac Miller’s head during his big shift into what looks like adulthood. Miller claims he’s sober and thinking clearly, differently. We get some behind the scenes access and learn ideas behind his latest album ‘The Divine Feminine’, as well as see his creative process as an artist.

 

 

 

 

1. How does The Divine Feminine connect to you?

 

“It’s about the universe existing within her… I have what it means to me in my life, and my journey, but it’s kind of really for people to take in and have their own experience… Im just talking about how I view love and how it affects my life.”

 

2. The big shift from drug heavy to love heavy…

 

“I needed to take some time to figure out what was important in my life… I went out I got the big crib, all the extra things, and through all the vices in my life, all that stuff, this is what I'm supposed to do right? I’m supposed to have this whip, I’m supposed to be in this big ass crib right? I’m supposed to have parties… But then realising that it’s not really me, I’m just a pretty relaxed chill dude like I don’t need all that extra stuff.”

 

3. Miller talks truth about the process of process…

 

“When I'm pulling so much from my real life and it becomes draining, I’d go up to like, try and think outside myself. Because I think that’s how it allows for a broader scope on what you're talking about/discussing, when you're not just stating facts about relationships, or like this was about the girl “X”, it’s not all like that. I like to just use emotions that I'm going through and then put words to the emotions, it allows for better storytelling.”

 

4. Being an artist without getting labeled immediately…

 

“I think I just got tired of that type of… creating from that space because it’s all of this drugged out, depressing, sadness and all that stuff. For as much music as I make when you do that all the time. It gets repetitive for you, it stops being interesting… I wanna be able to not be this guy in music, not be the drug guy, not be the love guy, not be the depressed guy, the bar guy, the happy guy, but to just be and capture what it’s like to be a human being, which is all of those things.”

 

 

5. The importance of mental health…

 

“The universe has started working in my favour since I've started working on who I actually am. Being a dude I've learnt to understand where and what my place is… Everyone should see a therapist.. I think that thats something that is so pushed down into the society that we live in, like frowned upon. The brain is a part of your body that needs a checkup just like anything else… You gotta embrace your own crazy and the positive aspects of it.”

 

6. CeeLo Green’s impact throughout his life…

 

“For me that’s just like childhood dreams type stuff. I consider it a blessing to be able to work, and actually work with CeeLo. There was a time where I would just try to do what I could to get CeeLo a verse…But now I've built something where I'm in the studio with CeeLo, having a conversation. That to me is almost as priceless as the music is to me.”

 

7. The beginning…

 

“All my friends were always a lot older than me. When I was younger 14/15, I wanted to listen to what other kids weren't listening to. It was a lot of that…  When I started when I was at my core, I was like on rap forums, I was that dude haha.”

 

8. Mac’s views on the Donal Trump Twitter beef…

 

“People need to stop taking what he’s saying as a joke. Because if it were to actually happen. If you guys keep laughing this guy will be the president of the United States. Its a real thing man… but that’s the world we live in.”

 

9. The reality of Black Lives Matter now…

 

“I just think that people need to pay attention. It’s not like this is anything different than what’s always been happening, it’s just that people can tweet it and people can show it. People can have the conversation. But when something worth having a conversation about gets started, and then (when the focus gets pushed away from it onto another issue), that sucks…people need to have more conversation.”

 

10. The timing of Kendrick Lamar’s verse on ‘God Is Fair Sexy Nasty’…

 

“What’s really interesting is that I just played him some records, some stuff off the album and I think he just got it. I’m a big the universe puts things together and how he could just come into these records and just be in that world, be right there. Kendrick was just in there working out that hook “God is…” and we were just like yeah(agreed), that’s it.”

 

 

 

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