Mac Miller fans and friends are celebrating the late rapper’s 31st birthday

Mac Miller‘s fans and friends have marked what would have been the late rapper’s 31st birthday with a series of tributes across social media.

Mac (real name Malcolm McCormick) died at the age of 26 following an accidental overdose on September 7, 2018. Shortly after Miller’s death, the LA County Coroner’s Office confirmed that he had died from a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol in his system.

Three accused drug dealers, who prosecutors said supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone laced with fentanyl, was later charged in connection with his death. Two of them have been sentenced to at least 11 years in prison.

Mac Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and rose to prominence in the 2010s. His debut mixtape, CHILDREN, was met with rave reviews and the young rapper was quickly inducted into XXL Freshman Class of 2011 side shelter Kendrick Lamar and Meek Molle.

From there, Miller would go on to release five more commercially and critically successful albums. His posthumous sixth album Circles was released on January 17, 2020.

On Thursday (January 19), his former label home, Rostrum Records, shared a touching Instagram post with the simple caption: “We love and miss you always Malcolm [dove emoji]. Happy Birthday. [heart emoji]”

Duck Down Music remembered Mac on IG with an equally poignant but simple post: a photo of the Pittsburgh artist with Duck Down’s own lost track, Sean Price.

Other friends who sent love to Mac Miller on his birthday include Dre of The Gooneez, Rocky Freshand Peter Rosenberg.

Kosha Dillz used the opportunity to draw attention to what he believes to be an injustice in the way Gangsta Boo‘s death is treated in relation to his deceased friend.

“Mac Miller would have been 31 today,” Dills tweeted. “What I find heartbreaking is that the whole world went after the person who sold him the fentanyl, but Gangsta Boo died from the same thing and there is no rebellion. Mac Miller would have wanted to find out who poisoned Gangsta Boo. It sure kills others.”

While sources close to Boo told TMZ for which they believed a substance with fetanyl was responsible The death of the Memphis rapper on January 1stan official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Wednesday (January 18) Rostrum announced on Twitter that Mac Miller’s 2010 mixtape CHILDREN has passed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

CHILDREN, which stands for Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit, was inspired by the 1995 coming-of-age film of the same name. It was his fourth mixtape and featured notable tracks like “Nikes on My Feet” and “Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza.”

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The project hit streaming platforms for the first time in April 2020 after it was originally released as a free download on DatPiff a decade ago. It debuted at No. 112 on the Billboard 200 chart with around 9,000 total album-equivalent units earned.

The following August, Rostrum Records released a deluxe version of the mixtape, featuring new tracks “Ayye” and “Back in the Day” to expand the project to a total of 18 songs.

Mac’s other mixtapes include: Best day ever (2011); I love life, thank you (2011); Macadelic (2012); Faces (2014) and more.

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