Mac Miller, the 19-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh whose first album, "Blue Slide Park," was the first independently-distributed album since 1995 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, was named as part of Forbes' "30 Under 30" series Monday.
Miller sat down with Forbes for a video interview, discussing how his prowess at viral marketing and social media helped get him millions of YouTube views and landed him on the cover of Billboard Magazine on Nov. 4.
In the interview, Miller talked about being an independent artist because he prefers to work with people he knows well, rather than any mistrust or dislike of large labels. The artist also touched on how his career marketing plan has centered on flooding the Internet with quality content and creative videos without oversaturating things, while he remains firm when asked about comparisons to Eminem and Wiz Khalifa.
"People are gonna call me Eminem maybe because I'm white, or they're gonna call me Wiz because I'm from Pittsburgh and that's my friend," he said. "But I don't really worry about comparisons, because when it's all said and done there will be no more comparisons."