In Memory of Mac Miller

Sydney Delgado, Staff Writer

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Malcolm James McCormick, professionally known as Mac Miller had died from a drug overdose on September 7th, 2018 in his house in Studio City at 11:51 am.

Friday morning at 11:42 am, paramedics rushed to Mac Miller’s house after a call from Miller’s friend who seemed to go into cardiac arrest. By 11:51 am, Miller was pronounced dead after being unresponsive. The rapper had struggled with drug and alcohol issues in the past. And shortly after his split with singer Ariana Grande in May, things have gone south for him.

Mac Miller started his music career at a young age. At the age of fourteen, Miller started his rapping career. Even before the idea of rapping, he wanted to be a singer. But prior to changing his name to Mac Miller, he was known as EZ Mac and dropped his first mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2009 at the age of fifteen.

But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy mixtape by Mac Miller, aka EZ Mac

He’d also been part of a rap group The Ill Spoken with a Pittsburg rapper, Beedie.

In the early 2010’s, Miller signed with Rostrum Records. At first he didn’t have much interest, but when he began to work on the K.I.D.S mixtape, he’d noticed a maturation in his sound and approach to music.

Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza from K.I.D.S album by Mac Miller

Miller won awards for best rap and hip-hop albums. Some of his hit songs are Best Day Ever, Blue Slide Park, and Self Care. In most of Miller’s songs, he was open to talking about mental issues and his depression. Songs that show his mental illness being Objects in the Mirror, Fight the Feeling, and I’m Not Real.

Miller admitted to being addicted to promethazine and codeine, also known as “purple drank” or “lean’’ which he’d been taking to manage the stress he was enduring on his tour in 2012.

In May of 2018, Mac Miller had been arrested for a DUI after crashing into a power pole and fleeing the scene with two other passengers. Eventually Miller confessed, and him and the other passengers were put in jail for the night.

As we all know, Mac Miller dated singer Ariana Grande. According to Boys and Girls Club staff Mario, “a lot of haters blame Ariana Grande for the passing of Mac Miller, even though she had nothing to do with it.” Ariana has been in distraught over his death, and having blame being put on her is the last thing she’d need.

Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande together

Three days after Mac Miller’s death, an autopsy had been done and results came in pending the cause of his death. For now, the cause of death may take weeks, even months to be completed according to Ardalani. Miller’s house had been “swept clean” so that there could be no evidence of drug use. According to TMZ, on Saturday investigators reported that a small bit of white powder had been found when police searched to see how he could’ve died.

Mac Miller, died at age 26 of a suspected drug overdose after being unresponsive in his house in Studio City. He was loved by many and his legacy shall continue to carry on through his music.

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