Yesterday, Mac Miller released his sophomore album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off. Will he sell more records than J. Cole and Kanye West, who also released albums this week? Probably not. But that probably won't bother too much, because Mac, as an independent artist, will enjoy bountiful fruits of his labor. And he should feel proud of himself on an artistic level, too, because he's just released the best album of his career.
With his release date looming, we caught up with Mac in New York City at Rostrum Records's fabulous pied-à-terre (no seriously, it's amazing—Ted Danson lives upstairs). Laid out on the couch, rocking sweats and scandals, Mac talked to us about his 25 Favorite Albums.
After first threatening to make a troll list where he listed the the Backstreet Boys at the top of his list, Mac talked about the Harlem artist who inspired him to start rapping, what people really mean to say when they hate on Lil Wayne, and how he thinks ScHoolboy Q is about to drop the best TDE album yet.
As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)
Also check out Mac Miller on Complex TV's Complex Music below.