This is an enjoyable interview. Maco is articulate, clear-sighted, and has a story—beyond the hits. Yes, hits with an “s.” The danger of a song, like “U Guessed It” blowing up is that it takes on such a life of its own that it drowns the artist. I don’t think Maco will fall victim to that because he seems poised. Even if people don’t realize that he’s been at it long before this past month, he has. And for that reason, hopefully he will be able to maintain and eventually outgrow “U Guessed It” in the public’s eye.
One of my favorite parts of this interview comes toward the end (around the 7-minute mark) when Maco shines light on Atlanta’s historic hip-hop scene and breaks down the different sections of the city and how the Southside (which he reps) is coming back strong. Watch above, and stay tuned for more.