On what would’ve been the late rappers 27th birthday, Influencers are celebrating Mac Miller’s life and legacy.
Influencers turned to social media on Saturday to share emotional messages and photos honoring Malcolm James McCormick known by his stage name, Mac Miller. The rapper passed away in September of 2018 from a drug overdose after battling with substance abuse and mental health issues for years. His autopsy revealed he had ingested a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol on the night of his death. The entire music industry as well as family, friends, and fans mourned their loss. His peers paid their respect and shared their admiration for the talented artist. Streams and sales for his music increased by 970% following his passing.
His latest and fifth album ‘Swimming’ is up for ‘Best Rap Album of The Year’ at this years Grammys making him the fourth rapper to receive a posthumous nomination. His parents will attend the show and accept the award on his behalf if he wins. Although many are calling this a well-deserved nomination, they called out The Recording Academy for not acknowledging his past work as well. They also shared heartwarming messages in honor of his 27th birthday.
i love you mac miller
— Devon (@leathershirts) January 20, 2019
happy birthday Mac Miller. I miss you and your music every day. Thanks for all you did while you were on this earth. The art you made will never be forgotten.
— Michael J. Murphy (@MikeyMurphy) January 19, 2019
Happy birthday Mac Miller thank you family ! – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 19, 2019
we miss you and love you Mac Miller happy birthday
— rex orange county (@rexorangecounty) January 19, 2019