Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, we welcome Big Sean's creative director, Mike Carson to the Upper West Side for his first real interview! We talk with Mike about his upbringing in Chicago, his early start with shooting and editing videos, doing lighting direction for high school plays, linking up with Mike Waxx at Columbia College to bring video content to illroots.com, dropping out of school after one year to document the Watch the Throne recording process in Australia, and then moving to NYC and living with Virgil Abloh and Ibn Jasper. We discussed shooting the Ass music video for Big Sean and Nicki Minaj, re-purposing videos for Big Sean's tour, getting over New York City and moving to LA and sleeping on Travis Scott's couch, launching the infamous Illmore house parties at SXSW, joining Sean's team full time, working with Drake, working with Bryson Tiller, why he believes in merch pop-ups, his lighting philosophies, why he hates flying, the one superstar left on his checklist to work with, and so much more!


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