Mac Miller Wanted To Ditch Album’s June 18 Release Date
June 18th is shaping up to be a big day for album releases. Albums being dropped that day are from artist including Mac Miller, Kanye West, J. Cole and many others. The third Tuesday of the month seem like it will be a big day for Hip Hop.
Mac Miller, who first announced the June 18th release of his album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, spoke with Fuse about the what was going through his mind when he found out about some other artist dropping their albums, such as Yeezus , on the same day.
“I wanted to run at first. Then I was like ‘Nah, I’m not gonna run. I’m gonna hold my ground. I’mma drop this album same day,’” the Pittsburgh rapper stated.
Miller then went on to express excitement due to the fact that he’ll be dropping the same day as Kanye.
“But I’m like this is the perfect way to do it. That this is an omen, there’s a reason that this is happening,” he explained. “I don’t know what it is, but there’s some reason. And J. Cole came up with his ‘I wanna go against Kanye.’ Maybe he didn’t know I was also dropping. He didn’t wanna mention the kid, which is cool. No hard feelings. But it’s become this really big day, which is exciting man. It’s exciting because everyone’s gonna be in the stores and they’re gonna buy records again…I don’t give a fuck about the competition. I just want people to listen to the album.”
However, Miller did think that he would have June 18th all to himself.
“All I wanted for my album was its own space. June 18, no one’s gonna drop June 18,” said Miller. “I’m gonna be straight. I’m just gonna have my own day and then no one’s gonna be focused on anything besides my album. And that’s what I need right now. I need people to just like shut up and focus.”