WATCH: Mac Miller talks about details of ‘Swimming’ with Rick Rubin in new ‘Shangri-La’ clip
In a newly released clip from the Showtime documentary series, award-winning producer Rick Rubin speaks with rapper Mac Miller about their collaborative work on the rapper’s 2018 album “Swimming”.
Miller, who passed away shortly after releasing his fifth studio album, talks to the producer about the personal nature of music.
“It has been an interesting journey for me to realize that the goal here is just to be as much me as possible. That is it, that is the only goal. And how do we get that out of me and into whatever we are making,” he states in the short clip.
“You know you make this super personal-ass, stripped-back song where there are no bells and whistles and that the only thing that is carrying the song is you,” he added.
The conversation comes from the third episode of Rubin’s four-part documentary, “Shangri-La”, which aired on Showtime on July 28.
The series follows the award-winning producer through his daily routine in his Shangri-La Studios in Miami, where he works with a variety of artists.
While the latest episode focused on Rubin’s work with Miller, previous installments featured discussions with Beastie Boys’ Mike D and LL Cool J, among others.
Last June, The Free Nationals released the single “Time”, which featured the first official posthumous verse from Miller.
Earlier this year, another posthumous song from Miller, entitled “The Sun Room”, surfaced on the streaming platform Soundtrack. HM/JB
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