Kollegat laidasta laitaan muistelevat Mac Milleriä – ”Lepää rauhassa kuningas”

Mac Milleriä muistellaan.

Mac Miller kuoli eilen 7. syyskuuta ollessaan 26-vuotias. Mac Millerin vaikutus rap-musiikkiin on ollut ilmeisen suurta ja persoonana hän on jäänyt monien mieleen. Siitä puhuu erittäin laajalta rintamalta tulevat suruviestit, jotka pitävät sisällään aina maailman tähtiä kuten Ed Sheeran, Diplo ja John Mayer, räppistaroja kuten Drake ja Future, sekä pitkän linjan ammattilaisisia Ghostface Killahista Talib Kweliin.

Monet nykypäivänä suuret nimet kuten Joey Badass ja Chance the Rapper muistelevat sitä, miten Miller auttoi heitä urallaan. Esimerkiksi Kweli taas muistelee miten hän sai kunnian auttaa Milleriä urallaan ja miten hyvä kuva hänestä ihmisenä jäi. Monet muistavat Millerin lämpimänä persoonana. Päällimmäisenä tunteena on järkytys. J. Cole kannustaa rap-maailman ihmisiä puhumaan vaikka hänelle, mikäli ongelmia elämässä on.

Osa postauksista löytyy räppärien instastoryista, joten niitä ei voi tähän upottaa. Alla silti laaja otos viesteistä, joita Milleristä on kirjoitettu.

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My first day on tour in Australia I saw Mac in the lobby .. he was having a small fling with one of my dancers and asked her to dye his hair pink before tour started.. and then he wrote this dope song called pink bathwater (one of thousand songs you probably will never hear) . He drank whiskey at major lazer after-party is til 4 am.. went back to festival at midday .. played piano like Mozart with the sun blazing down on him.. throw up on stage . Cry a bit, rap some more then pass out in the grass and text me a few hours like where we going next .. next five years I see this guy everywhere .. best people I could always count on.. we made a lot of music in my first studio in Burbank.. he kept getting better and better .. this dude lived so hard was so amazing and talented and still extremely missunderstood.. another video is me and @skrillex on New year's Eve at MSG and Mac just came out at midnight like he was he headliner in his Riddler suit. Fuck I couldn't stop laughing .. he was always there in the middle of the best moments .. and if there wasn't a vibe he created it and made the room brighter .. he radiated positivity, but there wasn't a balance.. the other side was he was deeply insecure and always found substitution for what was missing in his life .. For a second think about the people around you and make sure they are always aware of the love .. don't take a second forgranted. They might need you and you don't even notice it because your too busy .. 💔 .. always gonna love you Mac

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Not sure what to say… Rest Easy bro! You’re energy was bright n infectious! I appreciate your voice and your heart bro. You pulled up to my 1st appearance in Pittsburgh for my mixtape FF2 n we been cool since. We did a gang of shows together, had music together and had some great talks. I relate a lot to you because we had a similar path, repped our city’s n started coming up around the same time. Thank you for your voice and all you addressed from feeling good, love, feeling bad, mental health, anxiety, depression n just things a lot of us identify with. I’ve been off social media more because I haven’t been feeling social, but I looked and saw a DM on twitter from u last week n it’s hurting me I didn’t fucking log on and see it and hit you back! You’ll live forever, Love!

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Back in 2010 a rapper I never heard of named @macmiller called my phone asking for a feature. He was super gracious on the phone so I googled him and saw that he built quite an impressive following for himself online. I agreed to do the song so we got back on the phone to bounce ideas around. Even though he was a young new cat, he was driven to capture the truest essence of hiphop. He sent me a bunch of beats that felt like classic hiphop and it was my honor and my pleasure to work with him on what became the first of a couple of songs we did together, Family First. Every time I saw Mac on the road or at a party after that it always so much love love and respect. He was pure artist. Pure ambition. Pure heart. @clockworkdj who started out touring with me ended up becoming Mac’s tour dJ. Mac turned the platform @wizkhalifa provided for him into his own, he owned it and he repped for his city of Pittsburgh in a major way. Whenever issues of racist policing or white privilege came to the forefront, Mac Miller was alway one of the select few artists, of any genre, of any race, to speak up and speak out. Beyond being a great MC, Mac Miller made it a priority to show solidarity with the marginalized and the oppressed. What a shining light. He will be missed. #RIPMacMiller

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