Mac Miller was an American rapper, who died from an accidental drug overdose at his home at the age of 26 on September 7, 2018. Miller, originally known as Malcolm James McCormick, was adored by Hip-hop fans across the globe for his introspective lyrics and experimental production.
Recently it was announced that his 2014 critically acclaimed mixtape 'Faces' will be coming to streaming services and vinyl on October 15.
With a run time of over 80 minutes, 'Faces' was mostly produced by Miller himself under his Larry Fisherman alias, with contributions from Thundercat, 9th Wonder, and Earl Sweatshirt under his randomblackdude alias. Earl also showed up for multiple guest verses, and there are also appearances from Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Rick Ross, Mike Jones, and Vince Staples.
Also Read: Mental health over career for Camila Cabello
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miller became interested in hip-hop while still in high school and taught himself to play a variety of musical instruments. His mother was a photographer while his father was an architect
He signed a recording contract with the indie record company ‘Rostrum Records' in 2010. His debut album, "Blue Slide Park," landed at number one on the Billboard 200 list, instantly making him a national star.
Miller, then 18 years old, released two mixtapes in 2010: K.I.D.S. and Best Day Ever, which rode the tide of "frat-rap," light hip-hop about house parties, hook-ups, and getting high. Miller became an overnight phenomenon as a result of their efforts. Among young, suburban white men, he became the most popular rapper—no, artist.
In 2013, he created his own record label, REMember Music, and signed a US$ 10 million distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records. Mac Miller was destined to become one of the biggest American music artists in the near future, since all of his following albums were commercial hits.
In August 2016, TMZ reported that Mac Miller was in a relationship with American singer Ariana Grande. The report was later confirmed by Ariana Grande in an Instagram post.
However, on September 7, 2018, Miller died of an accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol at his Los Angeles home.