Ace rapper, Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was found Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was an American rapper and singer and was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
When we read the headlines, we so badly wanted them not to be true. Mac Miller has been a staple in hip-hop for years and he has been a major part of many of our lives. The Pittsburgh artist had just released his latest album Swimming and he seemed to be in a good mental space after many worried about him all year. He experienced a rough break-up and totaled his car, leading so many of us to wish him well. Unfortunately, Mac Miller reportedly passed away today from an apparent drug overdose and many of his former peers are reaching out to send their condolences.
Mac changed people’s lives and nobody can ever take that away from him. His legacy will live on forever through his music. He had evolved strongly as an artist over the years and while we once thought of him as a frat-boy type rapper, he turned into one of the most polished artists today. Many have started to pour out their condolences after hearing the news, including Khalid, Lil Skies, Westside Gunn, and others. More are expected to react to the extremely tragic news throughout the day and we will update this post as they come in.
RIP Mac Miller.