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Celebrities Respond to Mac Miller's Sudden Death

Celebrities Respond to Mac Miller's Sudden Death

 

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A sad day in hip-hop.

Mac Miller has died at age 26 of an apparent overdose.

According to a report in TMZ, the Pittsburgh rapper was found dead Friday afternoon in his San Fernando Valley home

Miller, née Malcolm James McCormick, has been battling substance abuse prior to his reported overdose. The artist was charged with a DUI after crashing his car in Los Angeles this past May.

READRapper Mac Miller Found Dead at the Age of 26

The rapper and singer was also a noted record producer working under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. He released his debut studio album Blue Slide Park in 2011. The album debuted at no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, making it the first independently distributed debut album to do so since Tha Dogg Pound’s 1995 album, Dogg Food.

His fifth studio album, Swimming, was just released on August 3 and the death comes as a tragic surprise to fans, critics, and celebs alike. Miller’s industry peers took to Twitter to express their condolences and share their memories with the artist.

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Back in 2010 a rapper I never heard of named @macmiller called my phone asking for a feature. He was super gracious on the phone so I googled him and saw that he built quite an impressive following for himself online. I agreed to do the song so we got back on the phone to bounce ideas around. Even though he was a young new cat, he was driven to capture the truest essence of hiphop. He sent me a bunch of beats that felt like classic hiphop and it was my honor and my pleasure to work with him on what became the first of a couple of songs we did together, Family First. Every time I saw Mac on the road or at a party after that it always so much love love and respect. He was pure artist. Pure ambition. Pure heart. @clockworkdj who started out touring with me ended up becoming Mac’s tour dJ. Mac turned the platform @wizkhalifa provided for him into his own, he owned it and he repped for his city of Pittsburgh in a major way. Whenever issues of racist policing or white privilege came to the forefront, Mac Miller was alway one of the select few artists, of any genre, of any race, to speak up and speak out. Beyond being a great MC, Mac Miller made it a priority to show solidarity with the marginalized and the oppressed. What a shining light. He will be missed. #RIPMacMiller

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Miller had planned to launch a tour for his new album at the end of October.

 



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