Mac Miller, born January 19, 1992, was an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He took an interest in hip-hop while in high school and learned a variety of musical instruments on his own. In 2010, Miller signed a recording deal with an independent label, Rostrum Records. His debut album, “Blue Slide Park,” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, which launched him into the limelight. In 2013, he established his record label, REMember Music, and secured a distribution agreement with Warner Bros Records worth $10 million. His subsequent albums were commercially successful. With Warner Bros, he released four studio albums, including “Swimming,” for which he was posthumously nominated for ‘Best Rap Album’ at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Besides rapping, Miller has also produced records for himself and other artists under the alias Larry Fisherman.
Malcolm James McCormick
January 19, 1992
September 7, 2018 (age 26)
Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 19, 1992. His father was an architect, while his mother was a photographer. He was raised in Pittsburgh. As a Jew, he had a Bar Mitzvah. Miller later attended the Winchester Thurston School and Taylor Allderdice High School.
Miller showed interest in music and sports while in high school. He always actively took part in sports and social activities. He taught himself to play different musical instruments like the guitar, piano, and drums. Although he wanted to be a singer as a teenager, he later started rapping at 14 after deciding to be a hip-hop artist.
While still in school, and going by the name “Easy Mac,” he released a mixtape called “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy” in 2007. As part of a rap group called The Ill Spoken, Miller released another mixtape titled “How High” in 2008. He further dropped two mixtapes, “The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown” and “The High Life.” In 2010, at just 17, Miller was signed to Rostrum Records, which was based in Pittsburgh. In late 2010, Miller had a significant career breakthrough with his first tour, which was sold out and was very successful. Miller released his debut album, “Blue Slide Park” in November 2011. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 144,000 copies in its first week.
In 2013, he released his sophomore album, “Watching Movies with the Sound Off.” He also launched his record label that year. After his contract with Rostrum Records ended in 2014, he secured a recording contract and distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records worth $10 million. He released two more albums, “GO:OD AM” and “The Divine Feminine,” in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Miller’s fifth and final album before his death, “Swimming,” was released in August 2018 to critical acclaim. The album posthumously earned him a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Rap Album’ in 2019.
Miller struggled with substance abuse. He revealed that he usually took different harmful drug combinations to manage stress. His issues with drug abuse and addiction were a constant theme in his music. He also spoke openly about it. Miller started dating pop singer Ariana Grande — with whom he had been friends for years — in 2016. The relationship ended amicably in May 2018. Miller died in September 2018 of an accidental drug overdose at his home in Los Angeles.
Miller releases his first mixtape, “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy.”
Miller releases many other mixtapes, individually and collaboratively, as well as an E.P.
Miller’s debut studio album is released and charts at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.
“Swimming,” the fifth and final studio album in Miller’s lifetime, is released.
“Swimming” is nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Why We Love Mac Miller
His work ethic
Miller worked hard to perfect his craft and be at the top of his game. He had an admirable work ethic. He usually pulled all-nighters at the studio, working on his music.
Miller had huge credibility in the rap game. His music was deep, insightful, and full of hidden messages, and it still appealed to the public. His albums were critically and commercially successful.
Miller had such a positive energy and demeanor that rubbed off on people. His easy-going persona translated into the good music he made. He was truly loved and cherished.
5 Surprising Facts
He appeared in “Scary Movie”
He appeared in “Scary Movie 5,” where he played the character of D’ Andre.
A documentary lover
Miller loved watching nature documentaries.
He was Jewish
Miller was raised, by his mother, as a Jew.
He wanted to be a singer
Before deciding to become a rapper, he wanted to be a singer, but people disliked his singing voice.
He didn’t make it to that shoot
He was scheduled for a music video shoot on the day he died.
Mac Miller FAQs
When did Ariana Grande and Mac Miller stop dating?
They began dating in late 2016 before amicably parting ways in 2018.
How did Grande and Miller meet?
They met officially in 2012 when they decided to do a cover of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’
What personality type was Mac Miller?
He was an E.N.F.P.
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