What happened with the Pink Slime EP with Pharrell?
It’s coming after this album. I was just so in the zone that I had to tell Pharrell we need to wait. I was so caught up in this vision for Watching Movies. I didn’t want to ruin it. We’re going to do it, though. I want to redo all the songs, and it’s going to be something completely different. I want to like go somewhere crazy and have him live in a studio for a while. I felt like I had to solidify my identity before doing a project with someone so accomplished. People know who Pharrell is, but they don’t really know who I am yet.
Has he said anything about your beats yet?
I was actually thinking about how cool it would be to have him rap or sing over one of my beats. I think he heard some of my earlier production but I hope he’s blown away by my new shit. I’m humbled by that dude and what he says about me. He told me he played one of the tracks we did for Jay-Z. He said Jay was like ‘this is Mac Miller?!’ [Laughs] That’s just sick.