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


  • Brandon M.
    3 days

    Most dope since 92

  • Melissa C.
    6 days

    he’s so humble 🥺

  • Robert R.
    10/21/2020 21:04

    If he would've found Jesus, he would've been alright.

  • Vionca L.
    10/20/2020 07:40

    Im crying 😢

  • Skylar B.
    10/19/2020 20:03

    all you gotta do is try brother💪🏼🤙🏼

  • Tina M.
    10/18/2020 16:26


  • Xeno P.
    10/18/2020 10:14

    Now I am crying again. Love this guys so much. Rip Malcom

  • Tiffany R.
    10/17/2020 15:26

    It’s hard to watch still hard to accept

  • Basil F.
    10/13/2020 21:43


  • Cristian P.
    10/10/2020 06:35


  • Ronnie V.
    10/03/2020 04:48


  • Charlotte G.
    10/01/2020 04:35

    Heroin i hans øjne

  • Ken Y.
    09/30/2020 21:35

    Ariana Grande has that effect on people...

  • Ramiro R.
    09/30/2020 05:16

    Jasmin Kon 😢

  • Leo D.
    09/27/2020 03:22

    RIP mack

  • Chris M.
    09/26/2020 12:13

    Never heard of him.

  • James H.
    09/25/2020 23:18


  • Daniel Z.
    09/25/2020 23:05

    intenta no llorar

  • George K.
    09/25/2020 22:55

    Rest easy ❤️

  • Stephanie D.
    09/23/2020 17:22


Stay informed and entertained, for free with myBrut.

Stay informed and entertained, for free with myBrut.

By continuing, you agree to receive emails from Brut.