Mac Miller’s ready for phase 2
When he burst onto the scene with his highly successful mixtape, K.I.D.S., followed by the internationally celebrated “Donald Trump,” it became apparent that he had the wherewithal and fan base to get an independent career going. That’s exactly what Mac did, and after his first two albums, Blue Slide Park and Watching Movies With The Sound Off, both debuted high on Billboard–BSP debuted at #1–and sold over 100,000 first-week copies, Mac’s legacy had already begun to cement. Loyal fan base, dope music, ridiculous tours. He could’ve rode that wave off into the sunset. However, the Pittsburgh native, who recently left Rostrum Records, wants to branch off and try something new.
That’s the explanation he gave in a new interview–which you can watch above–when asked why he decided to sign with Warner Bros. Records, a major label, and the type of institution most people assumed Mac would stay away from considering how much revenue he was generating on his own. Following the release of his debut album, Mac appeared on Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list after raking in $7 million in a 1-year span. Still, the “S.D.S.” rapper doesn’t want to “just exist on the internet,” and wants to give the major label, big business thing a go. With his business savvy and industry experience, he’ll more than likely make a seamless transition, and next year we get to see.
Also, who turns down $10 million? Not this guy.