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


  • Jae D.
    a day

    They summed this dudes life into 5 mins smh dude was a legend that got slept on and even after his death people still don’t realize he was on a whole different level

  • Chrissy R.
    2 days

    Miss him everyday!!! Missin his good music

  • David P.
    6 days

    He sucked

  • Ervin A.
    6 days


  • Marcus M.
    7 days

    RIP MAC 😕

  • Madiehe K.
    04/30/2021 13:47

    Peep this

  • Gil G.
    04/29/2021 01:21

    we miss you malcom

  • Elmo M.
    04/28/2021 08:18


  • Raymond P.
    04/26/2021 22:29

    what song is the firts introo?? Can u tell Me?

  • Jose L.
    04/26/2021 19:37

    Lil mac 🙏

  • Kingv D.
    04/26/2021 07:39

    thankyou for your music big mac. and letting me feel like im not alone atleast.

  • Brian W.
    04/26/2021 03:32

    First song ??

  • Harvey V.
    04/26/2021 00:43

    Rest in peace Mac

  • George F.
    04/25/2021 06:39

    Never got to see him perform 😢 one of my only Idols rap ain’t the same no more!

  • Zachary M.
    04/25/2021 02:03

    Rest in Paradise Mac!

  • Ryan H.
    04/23/2021 20:42


  • Aggrey O.
    04/19/2021 08:56

    I play Mac Miller songs every day like he never left. Feels like he's very much around coz the man's music always makes me feel better. SIP Mac! Macadelic for life.

  • Kimmi D.
    04/18/2021 22:48

    so sad. rip

  • Nicholas F.
    04/18/2021 01:49

    Gone but never forgotten. 🤍

  • Shirley A.
    04/16/2021 20:24

    Gone way to soon♥️

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