Mac Miller – Everything You Need To Know (Episode 36)

Mac Miller – Everything You Need To Know (Episode 36)


Hello world, it’s Mac Miller this is everything you need to know about me First billboard I was on the year was 1998 it was cold that year in Pittsburgh it was for a company called UPMC my mom, photographer, was doing some work for them at the time and they said, hey Karen, we need a cute kid Karen said look no further I have produced one so they come at me with a thermometer they say put this in your mouth because that’s the idea for the billboard, is you’re sick immediately I get into character backstory and I take some time to just you know, do some character research visit other sick children take temperatures, just figure out what it’s like to have a temperature after a conversation with temperature victims so like after I did all my research I show up on set I remember the looks on those children’s faces when the numbers hit 101 and 102 and I give gold and in that year, 1998, you could drive to the airport and to the right, right before you pull in to park you would see a boy just sick of being sick, you know? I was great on the football field, man I had a strong career up until eighth grade starting fullback captain of the team go out there, throw a block put someone one his ass touchdown hand off to me, I see an opening no one wants to block for the kid the dude that was blocking I think his name was Daniel fuck you Daniel and um, you know, they took out my knee torn meniscus Did I go out of the game though? No. I didn’t. I finished out that series on one leg hopped over, got lit up and I crawled off the field it was then that I knew that I was here for something else So going with my football career was a big political time as well the world was making the world was making its way to political change On one side you had Al Gore the other side you had George Bush W You had a George Bush sign on your fuckin’ lawn I was coming for you take the sign, paintball your house disrespectful How old was I? About 13, 14 but fuck you, you know? I do think I played a pivotal role in that election made people think twice Do I feel bad that they probably had a really hard time cleaning up? Yeah. I live with that every day. Growing up if I wasn’t leading an army of preteens onto the grid iron or playing my role in political activism I was watching movies dabbling in cinema Pittsburgh is also the home of, uh, a lot of movies so the next movie coming into town was Mothman Prophecies So I’m at basketball practice I leave my team and they’re not happy to see me go but I know it’s something I have to do Into my mom’s Toyota Sienna I get we head over to auditions it’s open call so there’s a lot of amateurs there they all saw my billboard passed the first round with flying colors I think that was just the cuteness round and boy, was I onto the second round started reading lines made it all the way to the finals and they said hey you smile too much and that was the end for me yeah I took it to heart I went on a deep, dark depression from 6 to 8 those years were rough man at the age of 8 I started smoking cigarettes that’s real I couldn’t work I was blacklisted couldn’t do a commercial no more billboards for me I was type casted it’s horrible just thinking about it gives me the willies Hell yeah I had a crush on Raven-Symone man my friend Dylan and I we used to watch Disney Channel that’s it that’s all we did Disney Channel because the commercials are still Disney Channel Do you understand how crazy that is? It’s just commercials for what you’re already watching it’s nuts That’s So Raven hold on, hold on That’s So Raven it’s the future I can see That’s So Raven so mysterious to me I mean it probably took a lot out her I mean now she’s on The View she’s had to deal with knowing what was gonna happen before it happened for a long time it probably takes a lot out of you Raven cared when no one else would