Musicians and fans commemorate rapper Mac Miller on his 2nd year Death Anniversary. Malcolm James McCormick or Mac Miller was found dead due to an accidental substance overdose last September 7, 2018.
This marks the second year of the Pittsburgh-based rapper's death.
Rappers Juicy J and Wale, as well as R&B singer Kehlani and musician Thundercat, paid respects to the late rapper by sharing heartfelt tweets. They expressed how they miss the Miller, how they treat him as family, and how they will always love him forever.
Miller's posthumous and sixth studio album "Circles" was released earlier this January 17, 2020. The rapper was working on it in September 2018 before tragedy fell upon him. The production for the said record was finished by producer-composer Jon Brion, who was working with the rapper to complete the project.
"Circles" was supposed to be a complimentary record for his fifth studio album "Swimming." The concept was "swimming in circles," and the different styles from each album were intended to complement each other. The two were also initially part of a trilogy where the third album would be more focused on hip-hop, according to Brion.
Fans and critics consider the album as a mix of many elements such as soft rock, pop, synth-pop, hip hop, R&B, and mainly emo rap. It was considered a critical success, as it debuted to the third spot on the Billboard 200. Along the album were chart-toppers Eminem's Music to Be Murdered By and Halsey's Manic.
This was also the first time for a Miller album to make it this big within a week. Ten songs from the "Circles" album made it to the Billboard 100 on its first week alone. The two top-performing tracks were "Good News" and "Blue World," making it up to the charts at numbers 18 and 38, respectively.