With the rain… pourin *2 Chainz voice* after Macklemore and Sermon participated in a music panel event presented by The Bizness, the two improvised their originally-stationary interview into a road trip convo en route back to Seattle. The Unsigned Hype alumni and Sermon discuss the rapper’s past difficulties with durgs, teh highlights of his music career thus far, his annual Pizza Party and how his debut LP, The Heist, will set itself apart from past offerings. Macklmore also talks about getting Schoolboy Q to be featured on the project whch drops on October 9th.
If you don’t have 20 minutes to sit through the entire interview than use the timeline below to skip to a specific topic.
– Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)
His thoughts on Tha Bizness’ music panel we just spoke on (0:13)
Why he dropped the Professor from his name & origins of it (0:51)
Motivation behind wanting to get off drugs (1:46)
If it’s difficult to stay sober and not fall back into that cycle (3:10)
Best moments of his career so far (5:43)
Possibly having his own independent label to help out Seattle and other region artists in the future + who he’s feeling out in Seattle (7:29)
How his annual pizza party with Ryan Lewis came about (10:19)
How The Heist will differ from his previous albums (12:26)
The concept of his Schoolboy Q-assisted track on The Heist (14:04)
Anymore guest features on the album (15:06)
What made Schoolboy Q special enough to be on The Heist? (16:20)
If he plans to work with other producers in his career (17:07)