The life of Mac Miller

He was one of the rising stars of hip-hop, but battled depression and drug addiction before his untimely death. This is the story of Mac Miller.

Mac Miller, tortured rapper

The artist died at the age of 26 from an overdose in 2018. In 2020 a posthumous album, "Circles", was released

In 2012, Mac Miller analyzed in a singular way the speed of his success. “I was just a kid putting music on the Internet, and then my fans went wild. And it wasn't until my fan community was undeniable that people started to care who I was. So, I have to say thank you for everything to my fans, because without these people who support me, I would do nothing.” The rapper died of an overdose at the age of 26 in 2018. Back on his journey.

Success at 19 years

Malcolm McCormick was born in 1992 in Pittsburgh to a photographer mother and an architect father. His mother encouraged him to learn piano and guitar, but he preferred rap battles, in which he met Wiz Khalifa. At 15, he posted his first mixtapes on the Internet. In 2010, he signed with Rostrum Records, an independent label from Pittsburgh. He released the title Donald Trump, in which he glorified the financial success of the future American president. But in 2015, he tweeted: Please don't elect that asshole.

At 19, he released his first album, Blue Slide Park. If the disc rose to the top of sales in the United States, it was badly received by American critics, and that greatly affected the young rapper. Many critics were on me, as a person. You are 19 years old; you are enthusiastic about the idea of releasing your first album, you are releasing it, and nobody has any respect for what you did, he lamented in 2013. At 20, he received the Social Star Award from the BMI Urban Awards. In 2012, during his first tour, he started taking different drugs to manage his stress. At 21, he created his own label, REMember Music, and produced under the name of Larry Fisherman.

A deep depression

Between 2016 and 2018, he was in a relationship with the singer Ariana Grande. They had already recorded a title together in 2013. On June 4, 2017, he accompanied him on stage during his concert in Manchester, which pays tribute to the victims of the attack.

Over the course of his albums, his words are getting darker, and he doesn't hesitate to talk about his addictions and his depression. The day before he died, he said in an interview that he no longer wanted to be depressed. On September 7, 2018, just weeks after the release of his 5th album, he was found dead at his Los Angeles home.

The autopsy report reveals that he succumbed to a toxic mixture of drugs including fentanyl, a potent opiate, cocaine and alcohol. A few days later, Ariana Grande, from whom he had been separated for several months, paid tribute to him on his Instagram account: I am really sorry for not having relieved or made your pain go away. I really wanted it. He was the kindest and sweetest of souls, he did not deserve his demons. On January 17, 2020, his posthumous album, “Circles”, was released.


01/17/2020 10:57 AM


  • Jonathan K.
    6 days

    R.I.P 😞

  • Jade B.
    07/20/2021 04:43

    Still listening

  • Pluto K.
    07/18/2021 03:03

    Yo whoever ever tried to pull that politics into this documentary whoever made that call and edit it into this documentary shame on you a new piece of dirt worthless worthless just trying to start something to sell it you are worthless

  • Ace D.
    07/14/2021 12:49

    mac till i die❤️

  • Dalton D.
    07/14/2021 10:11

    come back mac, we love you ❤️

  • Zack P.
    07/05/2021 18:34

    Another legend died way to young and way too soon, where ever you are bro I hope your mind is at ease, much love and respect, RIP young buck……

  • Liam W.
    07/04/2021 10:43


  • Samir H.
    07/02/2021 13:28


  • Eva M.
    06/24/2021 10:51

    He is a legend. If you didn't know his music. Listen and fall in love.

  • Jep A.
    06/23/2021 10:22


  • Joeykins G.
    06/11/2021 21:24


  • Alvaro M.
    06/03/2021 20:00

    Easy Mac with the cheesy raps 🧀 🙏🏽 ♥️

  • Gage P.
    06/03/2021 08:41


  • Aubree P.
    06/03/2021 06:45

    I’m cryin

  • Chad W.
    06/03/2021 00:34

    Thanks ariana

  • Sean B.
    06/01/2021 16:42

    He was my best friend and he didn’t even know it r.I.p brother 🗣

  • Mike S.
    06/01/2021 16:13

    Im not crying you are

  • Danielle L.
    06/01/2021 12:36

    This has me crying😭😭😭😭he is so missed. His infectious smile , posstive attitude , his kind words the entire atmosphere he brought to the table. He was on of the rap games biggest gems such a genuine young man. I miss him so much it hurts 😭💔

  • Silindillee S.
    06/01/2021 09:32

  • Jesse R.
    05/31/2021 21:01

    He was a great artist get inspiration just don’t understand how mysterious the life is God Rip