“As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now.”
As the music world collectively mourns the loss of Mac Miller, the late rapper’s dearest friends and collaborators have taken their time to address his death.
Schoolboy Q took a moment during a recent appearance at Chicago’s House of Vans to speak on how he was processing the passing of a beloved fellow rap misfit. In the video above, Q fights hard to restrain the gloom, noting that “With my nigga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album.” He goes on to express his discomfort in performing: “I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my nigga Mac would not want me in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird shit.”
Prior to Miller’s death, both Q and TDE executive, Anthony Tiffith, revealed that the follow-up to 2016’s critically-adored Blank Face LP was in its final stages. He joins the chorus of hip-hop heavyweights openly grieving over Miller’s passing, including J. Cole, Vince Staples, and labelmate, Kendrick Lamar, amongst countless others.