You told me you’re very good friends with Mac Miller and very protective of him.

I am.

Why do you think he gets hate from critics?

 

Mac Miller’s not afraid. Hip-hop hasn’t had someone since Humpty Dumpty to do sh*t like that. On top of that, when it all comes down, Mac Miller can get on some sh*t where he can get lyrical with dudes. I’m not going to sit here and say Mac Miller is the next Eminem. Mac Miller’s Mac Miller.

 

Because he’s one of those cats that’s not afraid to throw on wigs and be goofy. At the end of the day, people are going to call it corny because he’s entertaining the kids. Put it like this, when you throw a four-year-old’s birthday party for your daughter, you’re going to call a clown over.

That clown could be a fucking serial killer, or an entrepreneur, or a fucking genius. You don’t know what that clown could be. Mac Miller’s not a clown in my eyes. That wasn’t a reference. I see you smirking. [Laugh.] That was a bad example.

I’m just saying he’s not afraid. Hip-hop hasn’t had someone since Humpty Dumpty to do shit like that. On top of that, when it all comes down, Mac Miller can get on some shit where he can get lyrical with dudes. I’m not going to sit here and say Mac Miller is the next Eminem. Mac Miller’s Mac Miller. I know him on a personal level. I never did any songs with Mac Miller, none of that.

Me and him are just straight up, “Yo how are you doing today, bro?” and “I’m straight, bro.” Seriously. I’m a genuine dude, and Mac Miller calls me up all the time just to ask me how I’m doing. I call him all the time like, “Yo what’s going on?” Our friends hang together. Mac is good in my book.

I don’t know all those other motherfuckers he fucks with. I fuck with Mac. I fuck with his crew Most Dope. Those guys are good. But what goes on with Mac is he appeals to 14-year-olds. So people my age and older look at him like he’s parody rap. Honestly, he has the number-one rap album in the country. Get off his dick. Fuck that.

We talked about the Hodgy Beats thing and you got interviewed a shitload about it.

Yeah.

Have you spoken to them yet?

No.

And has there been any reaching out from his side?

No.

Is the question getting annoying for you?

It’s really irrelevant. Fuck annoying, it’s irrelevant. Put that in there. Quote: “Fuck annoying, it’s irrelevant.”

What do you see as the biggest difference between your two crews?

East Coast, West Coast. Lifestyle. Culture. Not culture, but just day-to-day, everyday shit. It’s really fucked up because I know that they don’t like us. A lot of my crew members don’t like them niggas, but I like them niggas. I’m being honest. I like them.

 

We’re not coming for their necks or nothing like that. Personally, like I said, I want to work with Tyler, The Creator.

 

Why don’t you think they like you?

Nah. I know they don’t like us.

How do you know that?

Because Hodgy went out his way to show that he doesn’t like us. He doesn’t have to like us. That’s fine with me.

Do you think they feel threatened by you guys?

I don’t know what it is. They shouldn’t because we’re not coming for their necks or nothing like that. Personally, like I said, I want to work with Tyler, The Creator.

How big do you think that could be?

I mean, I don’t really want to speak on it because it’s going to be corny. Like, if we work together, we work together. If we don’t, we don’t.

You made headlines when you said you weren’t really feeling New York rap.

Yeah, but they keep misconstruing my... That’s why I hate fucking written fucking interviews. What I said was, “I fuck with New York rap. I was raised off of New York. I fuck with New York rappers.” I’m talking about niggas my age don’t rap about shit that I can relate to. That’s all I said, like new New York motherfuckers.

I’m not talking about niggas that have been holding it down for New York for the past fucking 10 years. I’m talking about these niggas that nobody knows about. Like, people need to just get off my dick and suck it one time. Fuck is you talking about?

You’re featured on the Lloyd Banks song...

Killed it.

Yeah, how did...

 

Lloyd Banks is a great friend. Shout out to Jim, shout out to Jay-Z, shout out to Maino, Max B... Can you please put these shout outs in there if you’re going to ask the question? Shout out to Max B. Shout
out to everybody doing it in New York.

 

Lloyd Banks is a great friend. Killed it. Body bag, zip it up. Take them to the morgue.

What other New York rappers are you feeling?

Lloyd Banks. Shout out to Jim, shout out to Jay-Z, shout out to Maino, Max B... Can you please put these shout outs in there if you’re going to ask the question? If you’re going to show the question? Shout out to Max B. Shout out to everybody doing it in New York.

Have you met Jay-Z?

No.

How did you feel about Pusha rapping over “Peso?”

I loved it.

Did you like what he did with that beat?

Yes, sir.

Some of the songs on Live.Love.A$AP have an underground ’90s New York vibe to them. Do you ever feel like you’d be better suited during that stage of rap?

No, I think I’m capable of doing anything. I think I’m better suited when I’m suited better. [Laugh.]

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