Mac Miller Talks De La Soul's Co-Sign, Indie Labels

Mac Miller talks what it's like to get a shout out from De La Soul and why he's keen on staying with indie label Rostrum.

Mr. Peter Parker recently caught up with budding emcee and DXnext alum Mac Miller following his set at this year's Soundset. Mac discussed how Posdnous of De La Soul co-signed the Pittsburgh emcee during their set at the event, saying that he was shocked to hear a group of De La's magnitude support his movement. He also said that even if his music doesn't blow up the way he hopes it does, he's still proud to receive accolades from his Hip Hop forefathers.

"I was standing there watching the whole thing, and I didn't expect it at all," said Miller. "I heard my name, and I was kind of like...that's what I'm saying, man: no matter what happens in my career, no matter if I'm the biggest singer or if I'm done tomorrow, no one can take that away from me. You can't take away a De La Soul shout-out in their performance. You can't take away the things I've done already, no matter if it's people I've worked with and met, or if it's just accomplishments I've had. We've sold out an over 4,000-person...venue, and I looked at that [concert poster] of the people [performing] and been like, 'What?!'"

Mac also addressed his current label situation with the Pittsburgh-based indie imprint Rostrum Records. He said that while he's never satisfied with staying stagnant in his career choices, he's not looking to pull a Lebron James on the label that first put Wiz Khalifa and him on the nation's radar.

"I'm never satisfied with the spot I'm at, but as far as how I'm doing things, it hasn't slowed down for us yet," he said. "It's still building and we're still growing and getting more fans...so...I like where I'm at as far as the whole record label situation [Rostrum Records], being able to feel like we did this...say I signed with a [major] label, and right after that, they put me on this big tour, they get me a bus and did this and that...that would be awesome. But what's more awesome is in the fall, I'm getting a bus for the first time, and I've been touring 100 shows without a bus. Now, I get to feel like we accomplished that...we could've taken short-cuts, but we didn't want to and we still don't...you can't really tell me shit...we built this from nothing."

Watch the full interview with Mac Miller below.

21 Comments

  • Max Most

    Met yung'n last night in front of Planet Hollywood in Vegas. We chopped it up for a minute. He was cool as a breeze...

  • Mac Miller

    I dont care what yall haters say, I'm living out my dreams of being the jewish Wiz Khalifa and theres nothing you can do or say to take that away from me

  • Sean-Micheal Leon Brooks

    performing for a crowd like this would be a dream come true. http://soundcloud.com/kidikarusraps/moment-for-life-remix-by-kid

  • well well

    Ay y'all...I'm comin' out the closet...so I'm gonna suck Mac Millers dick and bring him down with me so niggas can call me AND him gay!

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8r8377zGew We Killin It - Barton Block

  • TAYLORD

    GOOD INTERVIEW. WHY PEOPLE HATIN? POST YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND RECORD YOUR OWN SHIT AND PLAY BARS...THEN COME BACK WHEN YOU DOING SHOWS HOW DO YOU HATE ON MARKETABILITY? PPL ALREADY DONT BATTLE ANYMORE SO IF YOU REALLY WANT TO, TWEET HIM AND PUT $50,000 ON THE POOL TABLE AND SEE IF YOU WIN HOMIE :)

  • De La Soul

    Mac Miller is going to save Hip Hop culture not only for the African Americans but to all Non-White people all over the world! Yeah...and May 21 was the Rapture!

    • Anonymous

      Real hip-hop heads dont consider Mac Miller the savior of hip-hop. hes just another gimick ass rapper.

    • SpikeyJamez

      You are such an idiot, I can name more than 30 white rappers you never know of that Hip Hop is no longer all black as you think the genre is. Seriously dude your making a complete ass of yourself.

  • Trevor

    Mac Miller. Strange Music. make it happen.

  • mcmastermind

    Like him or hate him. He did 100 shows without a fucking bus. That shows dedication if you ask me.

    • Anonymous

      you talk like hes the only one in the world to ever tour without a bus people tour around the world for years in vans or cars some people never get a bus

  • Hannya

    Def supporting Mac's movement. Still have K.I.D.S. and Best Day Ever in the rotation. Looking forward to see what this young dude accomplishes in the future.

    • Mook

      Feel you...just stated to listen to Mac a couple of months ago and Best Day Ever is nice it has some joints on it...i think he will make it mainstream in no time

  • LostProduct

    http://soundcloud.com/black-ice-1

  • LostProduct

    sick beats, check em out

  • Anonymous

    no one fucking cares about whack miller.

  • Anonymous

    this dude is wack, one of the corniest dudes in the game right now

    • Ddot

      The problem here is nignog's (great name by the way) idea of what's dope. Anyone with any kind of musical standards can see right through the whack facade that is Mac Miller. People got no fuckin' standards when it comes to music anymore. it's a damn shame.

    • nignog

      if you knew shit about hip-hop you'd know when de la soul started they were writing in a more positive direction, just like mac is, light hearted but dope still

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