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Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Miller began his career in Pittsburgh's hip hop scene in 2007, at the age of fifteen. In 2010, he signed a record deal with independent label Rostrum Records and released his breakthrough mixtapes K.I.D.S. (2010) and Best Day Ever (2011). Miller's debut studio album, Blue Slide Park (2011), became the first independently distributed debut album to top the US Billboard 200 since 1995.
In 2013, he founded the record label imprint REMember Music. After his second studio album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off (2013), he left Rostrum and signed with the major label Warner Bros. Records in 2014. With them, he released four studio albums: GO:OD AM (2015), The Divine Feminine (2016), Swimming (2018), and the posthumous Circles (2020). For Swimming, he was posthumously nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He also served as a record producer for various artists, including himself, under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Miller struggled with substance abuse, which was often referenced in his lyrics. On September 7, 2018, Miller died from an accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol at his home, aged 26.
Singing, to me, just feels really vulnerable.
I don't want to go on tour and have everyone just sitting there waiting for one song.
Everyone that I work with is a friend. I won't make a record with anyone unless we kick it.
To me, women have always been the sturdiest people in my life and have been incredible sources of energy.
Performing 60,000 people, that's easy. The energy's already there. They're already doing most of the work. All you gotta do is not forget the words -- and feed them energy, too.
Doing DJ sets is like -- is difficult to me. Cause you have to find that happy medium of playing what the crowd wants and what you want.
I've always wanted to sing. I don't think I have a great voice, but I just think that I get the emotion. It's very authentic. Whatever emotion I'm feeling, I can sing it, and you can feel it.
I never watched 'Cheers,' actually.
I like to enjoy good music. I like Michael Jackson; I don't care who wrote the songs.
Being famous used to just defeat me. I wouldn't leave my house because I was worried about someone being like, 'Oh, are you Mac Miller?' and then the rest of the night I couldn't be myself.
Said I'll make it big when, everybody know me
Well, I made it big and, everybody phony.
I've been listening to the old school hip-hop stuff and rock like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
There's a lot of beauty in the world, so go hang out and go be a part of the solution rather than the problem.
I just have to accept that I won't ever be Al Green, which is a hard pill to swallow.
They're gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things.
As I learn more about myself, I think people learn more about me as well. It seems to correlate that way. I learn how to represent myself more as it goes on.
When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision:it has become time to follow your heart.
I got problems, can't sleep at night. Cause your girl wanna come around and freak all night.
Watching Dawson's creek 'til I fall asleep. It's harder than it seems.
Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin' the dollar finds nothin' but stress.
I listen to a lot of different kind of music. A lot of weird-ass music, like weird-ass, old Portishead.
Sometimes I see the world for how f-ked up it really is. I tell myself I'll be the one to make a change in it. I could die tonight; not make it to the sunrise, then I couldn't hear the pain in it.
When I was in a meeting, I got advice that was someone telling me that in order to be successful, I needed to create the character Mac Miller that couldn't be the same person as who I really was.
They told me never fall in love, It never works out in your favor. You way too young and right now that's just human nature.
In the quest to be a man, you start to learn you need your family. If it wasn't for them, I'd be way closer to insanity.
Some devil with a pitchfork keep talkin' like he know me. I stood before an angel as he told me bout the glory.
I'm rockin' PJ's and no shirt. I smoke weed, eat yogurt.
Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything.
I'ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin', I'ma smile back.
I think, a lot of times, people just want to be cool, and to be in love is not cool. But I think it's the coolest. I think love is the coolest thing that there is.
When you first get sober, you feel like a superhero. You feel real emotion because you've been suppressing it forever. It's so much easier to navigate what's important.
I like seeing good people win.
I don't want to limit myself as an artist and only do a certain sound.
When I was a kid, hip-hop had that effect on me, it was escape and it showed me a different way of life.
Treat it like your last night. Even if you broke, spend tonight like your cash right.
We were just drinking some joint juice earlier.
It seems I'm getting fresher everytime I turn around.
I ain't no hipster, but girl I can make your hips stir.
I could take a photo, but I'd rather paint a picture.
Blessed with some success, so I'mma try my best to live my life right. When I see God, he'll be impressed.
I be goofy, kinda funny. Acting stupid but they love me.
They say you waste time asleep, but I'm just trying to dream.
I never thought life would be this sweet, It got me cheesing from cheek to cheek.
Music is what I love, take that away from me and I really got nothing.
It's hard to dream when you're deep inside of one.
Sometimes it's hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart and hope it all goes well.
If you didn't make mistakes you wouldn't get far.
You could have the world in the palm of your hand, but it don't mean a thing 'til you change it.
Stand by those who stand by you.
Enjoy the best things in your life cuz you ain't gonna get to live it twice.
No matter where life takes me. Find me with a smile.
No matter where life takes me, you'll find me with a smile. Presumed to be happy, always laughing like a child. I never thought life could be this sweet! It's got me cheesing from cheek to cheek!
If life a joke then I'm waiting for the punch. You all about the beef but me, I'm bout the bun.
Respect the outline,
don't fuck around and be a victim of your pride
(Why you lying?)
Tell the truth and step aside
I don't got the time to let it slide.
I don't know if I'm a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.
People change and things go wrong but just remember life goes on.
With 'Blue Slide Park' I wanted to have a number one album, and I did do it, so I'm not mad at it, but that was its goal.
I like tattoos. I'm gonna be covered. I'm not going to touch my face or under the chin on the neck: it's my least favorite place.
Every single person in my life and every relationship I have is distant because all I do is music.
I've been playing a guitar since I was 10 years old.
Radio's a scary thing for me. It's dope to be on there.
The whole background of 'Avian' is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.
I was never just a 'fill in 16 bars on a beat' rapper. I was making real songs from the jump.
I used to just think about what my fans wanted all the time. But it just started feeling weird to me. I want to just show everyone who I am and stick to my vision. I have to trust myself.
I'm 21 years old and I think that I've got a lot of perspective in life.
My ideology was, if I just make very happy music, very happy music, then people will forget about whatever their problems are. I will forget about my problems.
I'm addicted to something at all times. Like, it's always music, but maybe sometimes it's a pair of pants or something else. That's just how my personality works.
'Cruise Control' was the first track me and Wiz Khalifa ever did. I made the beat on that, and I played guitar on it.
I just like to sing for people who have lost love.
If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep.