Mac Miller Remembered On What Would Have Been 30th Birthday
Mac Miller is being joyfully remembered on what would have been his 30th birthday Wednesday. The late rapper and producer passed away in September 2018 due to an accidental drug overdose, only a month after his acclaimed fifth album Swimming had been released.
Rolling Stone published several letters from frequent collaborators of Miller, including Wiz Khalifa, Thundercat and Rapsody.
“You were the young homie coming up so fast and representing the Burgh. We’ll never forget you man. Love you bro, happy birthday,” Khalifa wrote. Khalifa and Miller were both from Pittsburgh and were both signed to indie record label Rostrum Records.
Bassist and producer Thundercat, who collaborated with Miller on Swimming and was set to tour with him on the album’s upcoming promotional tour, wrote sweetly to MIller that he hoped “wherever you are, it’s funny. Gotta be funny. If it isn’t funny, it sucks.” He also credits Miller with changing his life, and finished the tribute with “I hope that wherever you are, you’re still changing people’s lives.”
Rapsody, who toured and recorded frequently with Miller, called him a “True free spirit,” and wrote that he “kicked in a door for me early and we gon’ continue to carry your legacy through the doors we still walking through… I love you forever, Malcolm!”
Miller also received other warm tributes from fans, family, and other musicians. His mother, Karen Meyers, simply shared a photo of the two of them smiling on the beach to Instagram.
Miller’s sixth and final album, Circles, was released posthumously in 2020 after he nearly completed work on it before his death.
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