It appears Mac Miller and his many alter egos have decided to leave their home of 4 years.
Mac Miller has become a blueprint of sorts for independent rappers across the country, releasing two number one albums in the past 3 years with no major label deal. Rostrum Records, the independent label that signed him in early 2010, is the label on which Mac has released his debut and sophomore albums (Blue Slide Park & Watching Movies With The Sound Off), the first of which debuted at #1 on Billboard, and despite releasing during the same week as Kanye West’s Yeezus and J. Cole’s Born Sinner, WMWTSO still managed to move over 100,000 copies in its first week on shelves. Outside of the booth, Mac has become a hip-hop and pop culture icon, being the subject of an extremely successful, record-setting MTV show and touring worldwide. However, despite his great success as a member of Rostrum Records (the label that also partially houses superstar rapper Wiz Khalifa), Mac Miller just announced in an exclusive interview with Rob Markman of MTV News that he will not renew his contract with the label as their original contract has expired.
Here’s a quote from Rostrum Records president Benjy Grinberg:
We are proud of the historic run that we had together and we will continue to support him in any way that is needed. We wish him nothing but the best in the future.
Mac Miller had this to say about the situation:
Rostrum is my family. That is forever, No matter what, we will always work together. We moved mountains and I can only see them continuing that tradition. I am grateful for everything I learned and am always here for whatever.
Check out his full interview with MTV News below, and get ready for his upcoming collaborative album with Pharrell, Pink Slime, and his upcoming album, which he reveals was sort of, “an accident”.