Numerous artists have paid tribute to Mac Miller following his death including Kendrick Lamar.
The Compton rapper appeared on the most recent episode of Open Late With Peter Rosenberg, to talk about his friendship with Miller and his impact as both an artist and person.
“All in all that’s the type of person he was — just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around. He’d pull up to the studio, give honest opinions. I’d play some music, he’d say, ‘I like that. You should do something right here.’ Just whatever, man, and he was just true and selfless about it. Great musician. Great writer.”
“He just always had a smile on his face, and that’s just something I commend. No matter what he was going through, he didn’t make you feel sorry for him, you know? He was strong about it —always kept a smile on his face because he wanted you to smile, too. And that’s just something I always loved, you know, no matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy. He gave you that energy. It wasn’t no misery loves company with him, you know? He showed a smile and then you gave that smile right back. It made you feel good. So forever we’re gonna remember the life and we’re gonna remember that smile. Celebrate. Mac Miller. Love.”
Miller died at the age of 26 of a suspected overdose. Aside from Lamar, other artists like J. Cole, Questlove, Chance The Rapper, and others have paid tribute to the late artist. Watch Lamar talk about Miller above.