UPDATED: 11:34 A.M. ET, Jan 20, 2021 —
One of Miller’s best friends and frequent collaborators, Vince Staples, posted a black and white flick of the rapper along with a simple message: “HCB to the Legend.”
Juicy J also posted about the somber day, writing, “R.I.P. Mac Miller we miss you mane.”
Desus Nice also posted about the late rapper, referring to his puppy, Mac, who he named after the late rapper following his untimely passing. “Hbd Mac Miller,” Desus wrote. “The puppy keeps ur name alive.”
One fact a lot of people pointed out today was that the late legend’s birthday also falls on Donald Trump’s last day in office, something Mac would have been ecstatic about. Miller was very vocal about his disdain for Trump while he was with us, so his birthday falling on such a momentous occasion is the best kind of coincidence.
His song dissing the president, “Donald Trump,” was certified platinum–which, of course, caused a tweetstorm from Trump. You know, before his Twitter was suspended.
Mac Miller passed away on September 7, 2018, at the age of 26 from an accidental overdose. The three men connected to the incident were indicted for dealing the late rapper with counterfeit drugs that lead to his tragic passing. They were charged for “conspiring to distribute controlled substances,” according to Revolt TV.
Mac’s musical legacy has still continued to flourish almost 3 years after his untimely death. Last year, Miller was nominated for a posthumous Grammy award for his fifth studio album, Swimming. In addition to his Grammy nod, back in 2020 Mac’s management teamed unleashed a posthumous album called Circles. The project debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 charts and followed up with a deluxe version, which had two new songs from the Pittsburgh emcee.
Rest In Peace, Mac.