Mac Miller Tributes Pour In On The Late Rapper's 29th Birthday: Here's How He's Being Remembered

HipHop News Publicado en enero 19, 2021 a 5:22

Mac Miller Tributes Pour In On The Late Rapper's 29th Birthday: Here's How He's Being Remembered

The irony of his birthday falling on Donald Trump's final day in office isn't lost.

Mac Miller would have turned 29 on Tuesday (January 19), but his struggles with substance abuse took his life at the ripe age of 26 and brought his blossoming career to an abrupt and unexpected end.

Known to his friends and family as Malcolm McCormick, the Pittsburgh native was obsessed with music as a kid and pursued it with voraciousness. In 2010, signed his first record deal with independent label Rostrum Records and dropped his breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. shortly thereafter. A television show with MTV called Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family and several Billboard wins would follow but beyond the accolades, his musicianship started to shift along the way..centered-ad {

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The self-taught musician, who learned how to play piano, guitar, drums and bass by age 6, enlisted the bass genius of Thundercat for more sophisticated, fuller soundscapes on songs such as “In The Morning” from 2013’s Live From Space and “What’s The Use?” from 2018’s Swimming, his final album before his death. He attempted to honor women during his relationship with pop princess Ariana Grande on 2016’s The Divine Feminine and even publicly wrestled with his demons on the Swimming single “Self Care,” almost as if he was crying out for help in the wake of their breakup.

But nothing was enough to pull Miller out of the dark abyss he was apparently drowning in and, as he

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