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.
“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.
Happy birthday to the legend Mac Miller. We miss you 🙏🏾
— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) 19 January 2023
Happy Heavenly 31st Birthday Mac Miller 🎂
Rest in peace my brother 🙏🏻
Long live Malcolm 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/dG317NTYod
— DRE THE NOID (@THEGOONEEZ) 19 January 2023
Mac Miller would have been 31 today. 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 fuss. Mac Miller would have wanted to find out who poisoned Gangsta Boo. It certainly kills others.
— Kosha Dillz (@koshadillz) 19 January 2023
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.”
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.
See more tributes to Mac Miller on his 31st birthday below:
Happy Birthday @macmiller
— Big Jerm (@bigjerm412) 19 January 2023
Back in 2016 Mac Miller took over my show, took the mic and played a 2 hour block of his favorite songs. Today I’m playing it back in honor of his birthday. RIP to one of the greats.
— the old man Ebro (@oldmanebro) 19 January 2023
— DJ BONICS (@DJBonics) 20 January 2023
Happy Birthday @MacMiller
— Choo Yung Lynnon (@GaptoofChoo) 19 January 2023
Happy birthday Mac Miller, miss you my king 🤴 pic.twitter.com/Kd6CeujDCu
— Jack (@J4CKMULL) 19 January 2023
Happy birthday to my favorite artist of all time – the great Mac Miller 🕊️
(Mac and Thundercat are always a vibe!)pic.twitter.com/nDDJEa2KhE
— Michael F. Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) 19 January 2023
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAC MILLER
— Niko B (@ihatetomaustin) 19 January 2023
Don’t you know sunshine doesn’t feel right
When you’re inside all day?
I wish it was nice out, but it looks like rain
Gray skies drift, don’t live forever
They told me it only gets better-
RIP Mac Miller
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) 18 January 2023