The Pittsburgh rapper opened up about his days pre-sobriety in a new podcast episode with hip-hop comedy sketch-team ItsTheReal. In the interview, Miller revealed that music legend Rick Rubin played a very important role in getting him sober and encouraging him to get his life together. Via The FADER:
After a European tour got too crazy, the legendary producer apparently encouraged Mac to “get his life together.” Rubin helped him stay sober “a few weeks to a month,” while the rapper stayed at a house down the street from him.
“One of the tracks we did, actually, ended up on Travi$ Scott’s album. I’m not gonna say which one. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that. It was dope!…I think, at that point, I had to make this decision—which I was proud of myself for making, that Pharrell 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,” he said.
Mac even revealed he was going to put out a Christmas album with Cam’ron, saying:
It was like around the same time I was gonna do the Pharrell EP…[Cam’ron] wanted to do it like Step Brothers-themed. Looking back, I wish I [put it out]. But I’ve made, like, nine albums before putting this one [GO:OD AM] out.
Listen to the very entertaining podcast interview below, and stay tuned for the release of his new album GO:OD AM on September 18th.
SOURCE: The FADER | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty