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Wikipedia Summary for Mac Miller

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.

Quote: Singing, to me, just feels really vulnerable. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Singing, to me, just feels really vulnerable.


Quote: I don't want to go on tour and have everyone just sitting there waiting for one song. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I don't want to go on tour and have everyone just sitting there waiting for one song.


Quote: Everyone that I work with is a friend. I won't make a record with anyone unless we kick it. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Everyone that I work with is a friend. I won't make a record with anyone unless we kick it.


Quote: To me, women have always been the sturdiest people in my life and have been incredible sources of energy. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

To me, women have always been the sturdiest people in my life and have been incredible sources of energy.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: I never watched 'Cheers,' actually. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I never watched 'Cheers,' actually.


Quote: I like to enjoy good music. I like Michael Jackson; I don't care who wrote the songs. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I like to enjoy good music. I like Michael Jackson; I don't care who wrote the songs.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: Said I'll make it big when, everybody know me

Well, I made it big and, everybody phony. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Said I'll make it big when, everybody know me

Well, I made it big and, everybody phony.


Quote: I play a bunch of instruments, like piano, drums, guitar and bass. And the kazoo every now and then. I'm trying to learn how to play the trumpet and the saxophone. That's what I'm learning how to play. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I play a bunch of instruments, like piano, drums, guitar and bass. And the kazoo every now and then. I'm trying to learn how to play the trumpet and the saxophone. That's what I'm learning how to play.


Quote: I've been listening to the old school hip-hop stuff and rock like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I've been listening to the old school hip-hop stuff and rock like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: I just have to accept that I won't ever be Al Green, which is a hard pill to swallow. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I just have to accept that I won't ever be Al Green, which is a hard pill to swallow.


Quote: Girl I don't wanna share you

We could be together, but you scared to

I ain't gonna leave you

My people tell me I should

And when I blow I hope you know

That I could have any girl I choose

But as time goes by, baby all I'm gonna want is you. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Girl I don't wanna share you

We could be together, but you scared to

I ain't gonna leave you

My people tell me I should

And when I blow I hope you know

That I could have any girl I choose

But as time goes by, baby all I'm gonna want is you.


Quote: Just because someone may or may not have someone that writes some words for them doesn't mean that, A, they don't have to kill it on the performance, and, B, they don't have to have the ear for what's tight and what's not, which is something a lot of people don't have. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of Mac Miller quote; white text on black background

Just because someone may or may not have someone that writes some words for them doesn't mean that, A, they don't have to kill it on the performance, and, B, they don't have to have the ear for what's tight and what's not, which is something a lot of people don't have.


Quote: They're gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

They're gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things.


Quote: I think that with the Internet, it has given a lot of people the opportunity to get themselves out there to the masses. But it's easy to group everyone that's on the Internet together. I try to cross and jump around between genres and different styles, kind of find my own niche. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of Mac Miller quote; white text on black background

I think that with the Internet, it has given a lot of people the opportunity to get themselves out there to the masses. But it's easy to group everyone that's on the Internet together. I try to cross and jump around between genres and different styles, kind of find my own niche.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision:it has become time to follow your heart. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision:it has become time to follow your heart.


Quote: I got problems, can't sleep at night. Cause your girl wanna come around and freak all night. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I got problems, can't sleep at night. Cause your girl wanna come around and freak all night.


Quote: Watching Dawson's creek 'til I fall asleep. It's harder than it seems. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Watching Dawson's creek 'til I fall asleep. It's harder than it seems.


Quote: Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin' the dollar finds nothin' but stress. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin' the dollar finds nothin' but stress.


Quote: I listen to a lot of different kind of music. A lot of weird-ass music, like weird-ass, old Portishead. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I listen to a lot of different kind of music. A lot of weird-ass music, like weird-ass, old Portishead.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: Some devil with a pitchfork keep talkin' like he know me. I stood before an angel as he told me bout the glory. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Some devil with a pitchfork keep talkin' like he know me. I stood before an angel as he told me bout the glory.


Quote: You can be labelled but if it doesn't speak to people then it won't work. The social media and online has been really important. Fans are really smart too: they don't want to hear something manufactured or something that has too much marketing behind it. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

You can be labelled but if it doesn't speak to people then it won't work. The social media and online has been really important. Fans are really smart too: they don't want to hear something manufactured or something that has too much marketing behind it.


Quote: I'm rockin' PJ's and no shirt. I smoke weed, eat yogurt. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I'm rockin' PJ's and no shirt. I smoke weed, eat yogurt.


Quote: Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything.


Quote: I'ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin', I'ma smile back. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I'ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin', I'ma smile back.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: I like seeing good people win. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I like seeing good people win.


Quote: I don't want to limit myself as an artist and only do a certain sound. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I don't want to limit myself as an artist and only do a certain sound.


Quote: When I was a kid, hip-hop had that effect on me, it was escape and it showed me a different way of life. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

When I was a kid, hip-hop had that effect on me, it was escape and it showed me a different way of life.


Quote: Treat it like your last night. Even if you broke, spend tonight like your cash right. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Treat it like your last night. Even if you broke, spend tonight like your cash right.


Quote: We were just drinking some joint juice earlier. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

We were just drinking some joint juice earlier.


Quote: It seems I'm getting fresher everytime I turn around. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

It seems I'm getting fresher everytime I turn around.


Quote: I ain't no hipster, but girl I can make your hips stir. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I ain't no hipster, but girl I can make your hips stir.


Quote: I could take a photo, but I'd rather paint a picture. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I could take a photo, but I'd rather paint a picture.


Quote: Blessed with some success, so I'mma try my best to live my life right. When I see God, he'll be impressed. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Blessed with some success, so I'mma try my best to live my life right. When I see God, he'll be impressed.


Quote: I be goofy, kinda funny. Acting stupid but they love me. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I be goofy, kinda funny. Acting stupid but they love me.


Quote: They say you waste time asleep, but I'm just trying to dream. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

They say you waste time asleep, but I'm just trying to dream.


Quote: I never thought life would be this sweet, It got me cheesing from cheek to cheek. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I never thought life would be this sweet, It got me cheesing from cheek to cheek.


Quote: Music is what I love, take that away from me and I really got nothing. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Music is what I love, take that away from me and I really got nothing.


Quote: It's hard to dream when you're deep inside of one. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

It's hard to dream when you're deep inside of one.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: If you didn't make mistakes you wouldn't get far. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

If you didn't make mistakes you wouldn't get far.


Quote: You could have the world in the palm of your hand, but it don't mean a thing 'til you change it. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

You could have the world in the palm of your hand, but it don't mean a thing 'til you change it.


Quote: Stand by those who stand by you. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Stand by those who stand by you.


Quote: Enjoy the best things in your life cuz you ain't gonna get to live it twice. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Enjoy the best things in your life cuz you ain't gonna get to live it twice.


Quote: No matter where life takes me. Find me with a smile. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

No matter where life takes me. Find me with a smile.


Quote: People put their voice everywhere. All through Instagram comments. As minuscule and kind of stupid as that is, at the same time, it's dope. People really feel like, 'I have to say something,' which is sometimes a little much, but like, 'Go ahead, man. Speak away.' by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

People put their voice everywhere. All through Instagram comments. As minuscule and kind of stupid as that is, at the same time, it's dope. People really feel like, 'I have to say something,' which is sometimes a little much, but like, 'Go ahead, man. Speak away.'


Quote: If life a joke then I'm waiting for the punch. You all about the beef but me, I'm bout the bun. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

If life a joke then I'm waiting for the punch. You all about the beef but me, I'm bout the bun.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.




Quote: I don't know if I'm a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I don't know if I'm a feminist, but I just know that I am all for outspoken, powerful women.


Quote: People change and things go wrong but just remember life goes on. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

People change and things go wrong but just remember life goes on.


Quote: 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! by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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!


Quote: Girl I don't wanna share you

We could be together, but you scared to

I ain't gonna leave you

My people tell me I should

And when I blow I hope you know

That I could have any girl I choose

But as time goes by, baby all I'm gonna want is you. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Girl I don't wanna share you

We could be together, but you scared to

I ain't gonna leave you

My people tell me I should

And when I blow I hope you know

That I could have any girl I choose

But as time goes by, baby all I'm gonna want is you.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: Every single person in my life and every relationship I have is distant because all I do is music. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Every single person in my life and every relationship I have is distant because all I do is music.


Quote: I've been playing a guitar since I was 10 years old. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I've been playing a guitar since I was 10 years old.


Quote: Radio's a scary thing for me. It's dope to be on there. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

Radio's a scary thing for me. It's dope to be on there.


Quote: I always thought I'd look corny in the type of rap video in the club with girls and all that type of stuff. I just didn't think I could really pull that off. We always think it's more fun and better just to go outside the box and to use our videos to show cool concepts. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of Mac Miller quote; white text on black background

I always thought I'd look corny in the type of rap video in the club with girls and all that type of stuff. I just didn't think I could really pull that off. We always think it's more fun and better just to go outside the box and to use our videos to show cool concepts.


Quote: The whole background of 'Avian' is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

The whole background of 'Avian' is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.


Quote: I was never just a 'fill in 16 bars on a beat' rapper. I was making real songs from the jump. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I was never just a 'fill in 16 bars on a beat' rapper. I was making real songs from the jump.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: I'm 21 years old and I think that I've got a lot of perspective in life. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I'm 21 years old and I think that I've got a lot of perspective in life.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

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.


Quote: 'Cruise Control' was the first track me and Wiz Khalifa ever did. I made the beat on that, and I played guitar on it. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

'Cruise Control' was the first track me and Wiz Khalifa ever did. I made the beat on that, and I played guitar on it.


Quote: People don't really give me much anymore, and for good reason. I have to pay for a lot of stuff now, I can afford a lot more than I ever could before. No one really gives me anything anymore, but it feels good. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

People don't really give me much anymore, and for good reason. I have to pay for a lot of stuff now, I can afford a lot more than I ever could before. No one really gives me anything anymore, but it feels good.




Quote: I'm gonna make music, and I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That's really all I'm trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of Mac Miller quote; white text on black background

I'm gonna make music, and I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That's really all I'm trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model.


Quote: I flood the Internet with what I think is quality content. That's why I did things like giving out a song every 100,000 Twitter followers because I am just looking for ways to get my fans to hear all this music without over saturating things. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I flood the Internet with what I think is quality content. That's why I did things like giving out a song every 100,000 Twitter followers because I am just looking for ways to get my fans to hear all this music without over saturating things.




Quote: When you feel sad, it's okay. It's not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there's those days when you feel like Superman. It's just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of Mac Miller quote; white text on black background

When you feel sad, it's okay. It's not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there's those days when you feel like Superman. It's just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.


Quote: I just like to sing for people who have lost love. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

I just like to sing for people who have lost love.


Quote: If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep. by author Mac Miller overlaid on photo of photo of author Mac Miller with quote

If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep.


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