By Eric Diep. Mac Miller was the latest guest on hip hop sketch comedians’ ItsTheReal’s new podcast, A Waste of Time, and he opened up about everything from his Pharrell-produced EP Pink Slime to a supposed Christmas album with Cam’Ron that never got released. “There were tracks with Pharrell rapping, doing hooks. One of the tracks we did, actually, ended up on Travis Scott’s album. I’m not gonna say which one. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that.
It was dope! We put an EP together. And that was right before the resurgence of Pharrell happened. I would’ve looked cool…We had features, like this joint with Styles P; me, Pharrell and Styles P. One with me, Pharrell and Curren$y, all of us had a verse…I think, at that point, I had to make this decision — which I was proud of myself for making, that Pharrell is this artist who is this artist, years in the game who’s up here. And I needed to cement my own identity and what I did first. I wanted to put out Watching Movies.”
Mac Miller – Onaroll (12′)
Mac Miller – Glow feat. Pharrell (12′)
By Dan Hyman. How the Pittsburgh MC reconnected with Pharrell Williams. In early 2012, Mac Miller began working with super-producer Pharrell Williams on a joint–EP the two began referring to in interviews as Pink Slime. As Miller told Rolling Stone shortly thereafter, they planned to release their collaboration later that year. But busy work schedules for both artists and most prominently, Williams‘ mega 2013, caused the project to be put on hold. Miller now reveals the Mac-Pharrell project is back on. “We actually just talked a couple days ago,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I’m going to go see him [in Miami] and we’re going to finish it and put it out. Because the shit’s ill and people want it. We both had pretty wild years. We gotta do it!”
The rapper anticipates Pink Slime will drop by the end of 2014. “All we gotta do it sit down for a few days and knock out songs,” he says. Recording at Williams’ studio in Miami, he adds, is a reward in itself. “It’s refreshing,” Miller explains. “[In L.A.] I’m in this dungeon, my little cave that’s this weird-ass looking place that I just live in. And then to go to Miami, it’s just so nice to see natural light and a pool and happy things. It’s good.” Miller is embracing collaboration in all forms: his forthcoming debut live album, Live From Space, recorded during this past summer’s Space Migration Tour and due on December 17th, finds the Pittsburgh rapper performing nearly all of this year’s Watching Movies With The Sound Off with backing accompaniment from L.A. funk duo the Internet.
Mac Miller – Glow feat. Pharrell (12′)
Mac Miller – Onaroll (12′)
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.
By Eric Diep. When Mac Miller announced his collaborative effort with Pharrell, many fans expected to see a large leap in creativity from the Pittsburgh spitter. After “Onaroll” and “Glow” dropped last year, the Pink Slime project sounded refreshingly different. The pair did a few face-to-face recording sessions in Miami, but there might be a slight chance they will start from scratch again, as Mac revealed in his interview with NahRight. Mac has been so busy with Watching Movies With The Sound Off that it seems right that he wants his side project with Skateboard P to be perfect. “We’re not done yet.
I kind of want to redo the whole thing. We’re both probably looking at the project differently now. He probably looks at me differently after this album.”“I have songs like ‘Objects [in the Mirror,’ which is the one from my album that I’m singing on], and ‘Onaroll,’ which was the real crazy turnt up one that got released from Pink Slime,” he says of the range of emotions on the project. “That’s the scope. One’s a very emotional record with me singing, and the other is like a disgusting song. It’s nasty. The imagery is things that you don’t want your mom to hear.”
Mac has emphasized in earlier interviews about Pink Slime that he wanted plenty of time to work on it. Though him and P have done a lot of records, Mac explained how some of those ended up being beats that were saved for Jay-Z. “We did a lot of records on the spot. But I’d also be like, ‘Hey, what you got in the Jay folder? What did Jay pass on?’ Like, ‘What’s in Pusha’s folder?’ And he told me everyone does that. He was like, ‘Jay be saying that too.’,” he said. “Sometimes you want to make that shit from scratch, which is my personal favorite. But we did a couple that Jay passed on, which was tight, because Jay’s gonna hear it, and be like, ‘Fuck, I should’ve used that.’”
With his sophomore album right around the corner, Mac Miller confirms that we will have to wait until after ‘Watching Movies With The Sound’ off releases before we get our hands on ‘Pink Slime.’ Last year Mac Miller made a ground breaking announcement when he unveiled that he would be joining forces with Neptunes super producer Pharrell for a collaboration album titled ‘Pink Slime.’ It was set to drop at the end of 2012, but as with most big name collaboration albums/mixtapes, the project never saw the light of day. The two did team up to drop some music together, but Mac Miller revealed that he has to build his brand a bit more before dropping that project.
“Pink Slime with Pharrell was the next move for awhile, but I just realized that it wasn’t time to do that yet. Like before I take my brand and mix it with Pharrell I wanna solidify what my brand is first. So I wanna do my album first,” Mac explained in an interview with Hot 97. We don’t have an official release date for Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off’ album, but he did team up with Flying Lotus for the lead single titled ‘S.D.S.‘ last week.
Mac Miller – Pink Slime (2013)
(+ 6 Tracks, Produced By Pharrell Williams)
By Steven J. Horowitz. Taking to Twitter, the Rostrum Records signee revealed that the follow up to last year’s Blue Slide Park will be titled Watching Movies With The Sound Off. He also said that the project is expected to impact in early 2013. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper also said that his collaborative EP with Pharrell Williams, Pink Slime, will be out by the End Of The Year.
“[I]’m doing a lot of production on Watching Movies,” wrote Mac, who said that the title was inspired by his work with Big Jerm. Mac’s debut Blue Slide Park hit stores in Novmeber 2011. The LP debuted a top the Billboard 200 with 145,000 copies sold, making it the first independently-distributed album to top the charts since 1995.
Mac Miller – Pink Slime (2012)
– Dreams feat. Pharrell
– Coffee Table
(+ 6 Tracks Produced By Pharrell Williams)
As he embarks on ‘The Macadelic Tour,’ Mac is lacing his “Blue Slide Park” follow-up and his collaborative EP, “Pink Slime,” with Pharrell Williams. “Pharrell is an incredibly talented human being. It’s always been a dream of mine to work with him,” he said. “He was down to do a project. We’ve just been working and taking time and making it perfect… He does every beat, he’s on a lot of the records. Some of then are just me. He wants me to shine. He wants people to leave this and be like, ‘Yo Mac Miller is the shit.'” As for when you can get your hands on “Pink Slime“? “I’m hoping this Fall. I think it’d be dope. I don’t exactly know. I got to go there and do the last chapter with him and put the finishes touches,” Mac said.
Mac Miller – Pink Slime (+ 6 Tracks) (2012) (Fall)
According to Mac Miller, his ‘Pink Slime’ collaboration EP with Pharrell might take a little longer to complete than initially anticipated. Miller explained that the project would have to be finished in the studio rather than by e-mail and he hasn’t had a chance to work out his schedule with Pharrell. Miller explained that working with Pharrell is an experience in itself and expressed that he’s been a fan of Skateboard P for sometime. “It’s a different world, Pharrell and me. It’s great. I’ve wanted to work with Pharrell forever, and we have a lot of fun in the studio and make good music,” Miller told Sway In The Morning. The Pittsburg rapper added that he’s not willing to finish the album over a distance but he hasn’t had a chance to link up with Pharrell in person.
“We can’t finish it, I told him we have to write this last chapter of the ‘Pink Slime’ saga together. We can’t do the email thing. I’ve got to go down to Miami or he’s got to come to where I’m at, an undisclosed location. But it’s really dope because Pharrell can do anything, and if you go in the studio with him and have him play the records he’s working on, it’s like everything from this side of music to the other. And that’s where I’m at,” said Miller. But Miller added that there’s not much left to do to finish off ‘Pink Slime’ and offered some indication of what fans can hope to get out of the project. “I think the next time we sit down we’ll get it done. It’s going to be dope… It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be festival music. It’s not the music you listen and it changes the world,” said Miller.
Mac Miller – Pink Slime (+ 6 Tracks) (2012)
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