“That is a really cool thing about everything is going on. As much as I love classic Hip Hop and as much as the classics is a part of who I am as an artist, I also do a lot of experimenting, which has broadened my fanbase. When I had my mixtape drop, I went into a local store in my town to do some signings. The difference in ages of people who came through just blew me away. There was a kid that was nine years old who drove an hour with his mom to come and see me and next in line would be two 36 year-old dudes that fuck with me because I was spittin’. When it comes down to it, the fans that vibe with me for the most part are kids my age, because I rap about things they do on a daily basis. But the reason why I feel I also touch an older audience is because when they listen to my music they can remember of when they were my age. It’s cool because as an artist, making music so young and being real, as the years go people will grow with me. They will see what Mac is rapping about when he is 18 and as the years go on how mature he will be and how I am going to be coming into my own. That is something that is really unique about my own career.”—Mac Miller
“I did not know everything about making a mixtape so I would just record songs every night and write ridiculous amounts. I would just write rhymes all day at school and shit. The beat’s I was spitting over when I was 15 was really old school stuff. I would spit over Alchemist beats and DJ Premier beats. I just never let up with writing and recording.”—Mac Miller
“Everything that follows the whole idea of being a kid is something I feel is really important in everybody’s life whether you’re 18 or 52. Having [that] worry-freeness that kids have I feel is a great aspect to have about you.”—Mac Miller
I think the reason that my fans are super loyal is because when I was putting out mixtapes that weren’t really getting that much attention, kids would find them somehow. Kids would tweet their friends or however people got them back in the day. Kids would just hit me up on Facebook and I would talk to them and stuff like that.
I think it just started this thing where kids would go around and tell their friends about me. Word of mouth is what was really building things up for me. They would tell their friends and support me super heavy because they talked to me on Facebook Chat or Ustream or stuff like that. I used to have under 100 people in my Ustream so I used to have kids type words for me to freestyle to. I would do it and they kind of started repping me because no one else knew who I was.
”—How did you build such a loyal fanbase? to Mac Miller
“I have a lot of songs done because I record at a rapid pace. If I wanted to I could be like, ‘Okay, I’m done,’ and then take the songs that I have. But it’s kind of hard for me to put a halt on things when I want to continue to push myself to make better music.”—Mac Miller
All I want is to love you, for the rest of my life. I want you to be the one; I’ll wake up every morning with you by my side. Knowing at no matter what happens, I’ll be able to come to your loving arms. All I want is to share everything with you. To be able to talk about our ideas, our dreams and little every day things. Things that make us laugh, and the not so little things that we can’t help worrying about. All I want is to give you is my love.
As a place you, can always come to for acceptance. The simple comfort that silence brings, when things left unspoken, can still be understood. All I want is to grow old with you, to watch our life unfold. All I want is to love you forever.