Well, here we are. One month removed from Mac Miller’s existence.
The news of his death came out of right field and had social media, and even the day-to-day media, in a frenzy. I was informed by a 7 minute old TMZ post on Instagram stating Mac Miller was found dead and immediately sent it to my buddy Kevin wondering what kind of sick joke was happening.
Everyone was pretty shook about his passing. Several artists sent their condolences, including Chance who made several Tweets, Logic shared mad praises on YSIV, Karl Anthony Towns had some custom sneaks made to commemorate him, and I’ve seen a decent amount of Pennsylvania sports team pay their respects.
And Pitt with the dopest hype video I’ve ever laid eyes on
We came to get down. pic.twitter.com/PkHS5h0n36
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) October 6, 2018
I still can’t believe this whole thing happened, there was a fluke in the universe or God had a hiccup because Malcom McCormick was not supposed to die. He was engulfed in positive energy and was stoked for the start of The Swimming Tour, title of the album he released in early August.
Tweeted a day before his death, a freaking day… Fuck, could’ve been a couple hours if they found him in the morning. Shit’s insane.
Mac is hands down my favorite rap artist but I never saw him live because I’m not much of a concert goer. If you add a couple of Summerfest visits, an REO Speedwagon/Styx concert when I was 12, and a lonesome T.I./Ludacris concert my freshman year of high school, you’ll find that my concert going experience is “pathetic.” I couldn’t agree more now let me live my life. I think I played a burned CD of KIDS in my car for 9 months straight, I love(d) that mixtape and I love(d) all the music he released during his time on Earth.
For the last month, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t listened to his music. The phrase you don’t know what you have until it’s gone hasn’t been more true. Knowing that I won’t be able to listen to a new Mac Miller song makes me real life sad. I usually listen to music for the rhythm and beat of the song, as opposed to listening to the lyrics. I’ve listened to nothing but his lyrics and some of them make me think hard about how precious life is.
Fuck ‘Em All – Macadellic
“Get ya money, fuck ’em all. Everything could be gone tomorrow. What if it’s gone tomorrow?”
100 Grandkids – GO:OD AM
“I made a promise to my mama that I’ll bless her with some grandkids, she can spoil them.”
Senior Skip Day – KIDS
“Haha, enjoy the best things in your life cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice.”
Jet Fuel – Swimming
“Now I’m in the clouds, come down when I run out of jet fuel, but I never run out of jet fuel.”
Good Evening – KIDS
“Takin’ over piece by piece, startin’ from the core. It’s only been a year I can stick around a hundred more.”
Brand Name – GO:OD AM
“To everyone who sell me drugs don’t mix it with that bullshit. I’m hoping not to join the twenty seven club.”
One Last Thing – Blue Slide Park
“Somebody changin’ the world, it only takes one. Never scared of death, but I ain’t ready for that day to come.”
Perfect Circle / God Speed – GO:OD AM
“Everybody saying I need rehab cause I’m speedin’ with a blindfold on and won’t be long until they watching me crash and they don’t wanna see that. They don’t want me to OD and have to talk to my mother. Tell her they could have done more to help me and she’d be crying that she’d do anything to have me back.”
One of the hardest deaths I’ve endured thus far and I never even met the guy, life is gonna be real fun when someone I’m close with passes. Mac, from the looks of it, you were a positive influence on everyone you met and you’re going to be truly missed and remembered. Rest easy, friend.