Anderson .Paak Pays Homage to His Friend Mac Miller on the Celebratory Track “Cheers”

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The Californian musician honors the late rapper.

Anderson .Paak released his fourth studio album Oxnard on Friday (Nov 16th). The long awaited album includes the Q-Tip featured track “Cheers,” which is a tribute to the late Mac Miller

WATCH: Anderson .Paak Pays Tribute to Mac Miller at the BET Hip-Hop Awards

The song is meant to be celebratory while warning of the dangers that come with success and fame. Anderson references Mac on the first verse:

Wishin’ I still had Mac wit’ me / How do you tell a nigga slow it down when you livin’ just as fast as him?

LISTEN: Stream Anderson .Paak’s Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Oxnard’

Anderson, who collaborated with Mac Miller on the song “Dang!,” paid homage to his friend through several tributes.


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Almost tried to text you today. I miss my bro

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At the BET Hip-Hop Awards, he called Miller a “legend” and spoke on his legacy:

Legends never die and Mac Miller not was but is a whole legend…Mac Miller was a humble rock star, he was a rapper’s rapper, he was an actor, a comedian, a musical genius, a heartthrob. Mac Miller was a brother, he was my friend. I loved him and I still love him.

Check out “Cheers” below.

H/T: Complex

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