A freestyle video featuring an eighteen-year-old Mac Miller has resurfaced online in what was reportedly his first ever interview.
The video was taken by Masked Gorilla in 2010. In the description of the video, the publication’s founder Roger Gengo shared some insight about the making of the video.
He wrote: “Here’s a video of Mac Miller freestyling in 2010 after I interviewed him for Masked Gorilla. He was still in high school. So was I. It was before he released K.I.D.S. Before he had any tattoos. It was his first interview. It was mine too. He was in New York City for a few days…”
You can watch the video here:
He added: “We were, literally, all just kids pretending that we knew what we were doing. I walked into the hotel room and greeted Mac. He was very energetic. I don’t think either of us could believe that the other wanted to do the interview. We filmed the interview. It felt like the greatest thing I had ever done in my life. Then we all piled in my mom’s car to get food. We did some other things, too, then I dropped him back off at the hotel.”
A benefit concert celebrating the life of Miller will take place this week, on October 31 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. Travis Scott, Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, John Mayer, and more have been confirmed to appear.
JUST ANNOUNCED: “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” on October 31. Performances by @trvisXX, @AndersonPaak, @chancetherapper, @JohnMayer, @Miguel, @sza & many more. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 5th at 10am @Ticketmaster.com #MacMiller #LosAngeles #GreekTheatre pic.twitter.com/5sQ2jKdUMo
— The Greek Theatre (@Greek_Theatre) October 2, 2018
The concert will also mark the launch of the Mac Miller Circles Fund (MMCF). In a statement, Miller’s mother Karen Meyers said: “The support we’ve experienced is evident in this amazing lineup and is a testament to Malcolm’s incredible life.
“He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that.”
Miller died in September after an apparent overdose. He was 26 years old.