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


  • Josh T.
    01/15/2021 03:10

    Never be forgotten. Mac was and always will be one of my favorites.

  • Neil S.
    01/13/2021 21:11

    Really can relate to this guy, one of my favourite artists in my book

  • Mikey B.
    01/13/2021 13:59

    Word! So blessed to have had conversations with Mac and for him to tell others about my mixtape and his favorite track of mine, "I Don't Know"

  • Jacklyn L.
    01/11/2021 03:08

    Miss you king.❤️

  • Çarcia T.
    01/07/2021 04:52

    love u mac

  • Christopher S.
    01/02/2021 03:19

    Rest easy mac miller. Your music will never be forgotten. I remember when I first heard ur music 12 years ago. I still listen to it today.. my daughter and I still jam out and we like our music loud

  • Teghan D.
    01/01/2021 05:43


  • Jeremy R.
    12/31/2020 09:35

    talented, missed

  • Killian S.
    12/31/2020 00:23


  • Sowrry .
    12/19/2020 22:53

    dam this thing about depression . just eat you from inside

  • Brad L.
    12/16/2020 20:52


  • George A.
    12/16/2020 10:34


  • Nicolas C.
    12/07/2020 04:09

    he’s Brian

  • Jezper L.
    11/29/2020 00:59

    RIP ♥️♥️♥️

  • Mike D.
    11/28/2020 04:25

    Rip young legend, we miss and love you ❤️

  • David R.
    11/17/2020 03:30

    It's so tragic to see him leave this realm we call earth so early just barley started to scratch the surface of his lyrically musical mark of his skill set one can only began to imagine! Definitely glad we got what he did while in his time here. RIP for sure one of my favorites forever.....

  • Sarah T.
    11/11/2020 02:53


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    11/03/2020 02:08


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    10/30/2020 07:22


  • Sunnie D.
    10/30/2020 04:38

    Love always Mac Miller xoxo

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