- 08 Sep 21
In July of this year, Miller posthumously featured on ‘I Believed It’ alongside R&B duo Dvsn and Ty Dolla $ign.
Artists have remembered the late Mac Miller three years after the rapper’s tragic death, with Kid Cudi, Kehlani, Juicy J, ScHoolboy Q and Flying Lotus among those who’ve paid tribute.
The acclaimed hip-hop star passed away in September of 2018 following an accidental overdose at the age of 26.
“Always in my heart man,” wrote Cudi, while Kehlani tweeted “Forever n ever”.
🙏🏾❤️ always in my heart man https://t.co/s2EPAJu8E0
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) September 7, 2021
Juicy J instructed his followers to “smoke out & listen to Mac Miller all day”, while Flying Lotus wrote “Mac Miller forever”. Ty Dolla $ign marked Miller’s passing by retweeting a tribute by the official Mac Miller Memoir account.
“Not one day that goes by where you aren’t swimming in circles in my mind,” wrote friend and frequent collaborator Thundercat, sharing an image of the two artists performing together during Miller’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert. “Love you always Mac.”
Vince Staples recently revealed that the Pittsburgh rapper refused to take royalties from him for one of the early projects they worked on together. In 2013, Miller executive produced Staples’ breakout mixtape, Stolen Youth.
“The whole project, he gave me ownership of it. He just said, ‘If you make a gang of money just give me a S-Class,'” Staples said during an appearance on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast. “Then he took me on the road and paid for my room and board and still paid me. So yeah you know that was the homie.”
Miller began his career in Pittsburgh's hip hop scene in 2007, at the age of fifteen. In 2010, he signed a record deal with independent label Rostrum Records and released his breakthrough mixtapes K.I.D.S. (2010) and Best Day Ever (2011). Miller's 2011 debut studio album, Blue Slide Park, became the first independently distributed debut album to top the US Billboard 200 since 1995.
In 2013, he founded the record label imprint REMember Music. After his second studio album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off (2013), he signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2014. With them, he released four studio albums: GO:OD AM (2015), The Divine Feminine in 2016, 2018's Swimming and the posthumous Circles last year. For Swimming, he was posthumously nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He also served as a record producer for various artists, including himself, under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Meanwhile, a November 16 trial has been set for the three men accused of selling Miller the drugs that led to his death. Cameron James Pettit allegedly sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl two days before his death, which were run to Pettit by Ryan Reavis and supplied by Stephen Walter. Miller had asked Pettit for Percocet, a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone, in addition to cocaine and Xanax. Prosecutors are claiming that the narcotics were counterfeit and laced with fentanyl. The men have been held without bail for over two years in Los Angeles.