Friday, was a hard day in Hip-Hop was hearing the passed rapper and singer Malcolm James McCormick better know as Mac Miller. The 26-year-old died of an apparent overdose. Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mac first started rapping at the age of fourteen and before that, he wanted to be a singer.
Mac included Big L, Lauryn Hill, the Beastie Boys, Outkast, and A Tribe Called Quest among his influences. He also had a close relationship with fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa. Miller released his fifth and final album Swimming on Aug. 3. The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200. Miller was expected to go on tour starting on Oct. 27. Miller’s mental health struggles often served as inspiration for his lyrics. Specifically, on the track “Come Back to Earth,” from Swimming, Miller says “I’m just looking for a way out of my head.”
“Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with,” Miller told FADER. “It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don’t like doing.”
By Remembering Mac Miller, REBAL HUE would like to share our favorite songs by Mac Miller.