Before Mac Miller releases his new album, The Divine Feminine, on September 16 he stopped by Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio program for a candid interview. In the first of two clips, the Pittsburgh rapper chatted about working with Kendrick Lamar and how wild it is that just a few years ago, Kendrick was opening for him. They talked about the new record the two have together and the creative process behind it as well:
"We did a record in 2012 on this mixtape I had. There was actually a time when Kendrick Lamar was opening for me on tour, but now this one feels like a real moment like we were in the studio together, like we created something.
All these artists have their own planets that they work on. You gotta create something new together for me. I don’t want to go do a song with Kendrick and make a Kendrick song. What does our song like? It’s such a feeling and a journey that’s why I love that record. It goes so many places. It sounds like being in the ocean, relaxing, calm, floating and just like there and comfortable in your thoughts, and that's how the record ends, which is so awesome. I'm so used to the record ending in death. It’s alway these depressing declines which is like the demise of myself. This album actually ends with comfort."