Mac Miller fans receive an in-depth look into the life of the 24-year-old rapper today with the new documentary, Stopped Making Excuses. The 12-minute clip focuses primarily on his come-up in the rap game, life changes that occurred when he moved from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles and then to NYC, and also details his past drug use.
The idea of white privilege and guilt has been a major topic as of late with the release of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new single, and it's something Mac touches on here. "I think I get a benefit from being white. I think white kids can see me and see themselves, like, 'That could be me,'" he says. "I think that was a huge boost for me, and a guilty thing when I was coming up, like, 'Ah fuck, Am I only here because I'm white? Is that the only reason?'"
The Pittsburgh rapper also gets into his past drug use, which he says took place when smoking weed started to make him more paranoid about life. "I needed to get a drug that was a little more numbing, if you will," he says. "I think that's what really sparked me doing other drugs because I hate being sober. I wanted a drug to do."
"I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house,” he adds. “Overdosing is just not cool. There's no legendary romance. You don’t go down in history because you overdosed."
The documentary also features Mac getting hyped at a Steelers game and also performing on tour. Cameos include French Montana, 88-Keys, and Chinx (R.I.P.). Check it out above via Fader and grab Mac Miller's latest album, GO:OD AM, on iTunes.