Humilde, generoso e cool: as reacções do mundo da música à morte de Mac Miller

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26 anos, uma mão-cheia de álbuns e um talento que ainda teria muito para dar. As reacções à morte de Mac Miller, que foi encontrado sem vida esta sexta-feira em sua casa, surgiram de todos os lados, desde newcomers como YBN Cordae, Smokepurpp e Ski Mask The Slump God até nomes lendários da cultura hip hop como Grandmaster Flash, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, Bun B ou Raekwon.

O músico de Pittsburgh, Pensilvânia, que estava prestes a entrar em digressão para apresentar o seu novo disco, tinha problemas com o abuso de drogas, algo que era do conhecimento público, mas, lendo as entrevistas que deu desde o lançamento de Swimming, nada fazia antever este desfecho.

Com tantas canções e projectos que marcaram uma geração, o legado de Miller vai certamente perdurar: pelas milhares de reacções de colegas e fãs, dificilmente acontecerá de outra forma.

 


 

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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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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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Will miss you so much brother 💔 can’t believe this

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Dam Lord !! No Words right now … @macmiller R.I.P

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Damn bro! This shocked the shit out of me REST IN PEACE MAC! 💔

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REST IN PEACE KING, LOVE BROSAY🙏🏾

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Damn King 🤦🏽‍♂️ My Fav White Boy 😞

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I just talked to this kid like 3 weeks ago. This is so fucked up. Such a talented guy. Always had great energy. God bless you Mac. Rest In Peace.

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Back in 2011 when me and @9thwonder resumed our working relationship, one of the first people to reach out for a collab was Mac Miller. I didn’t know much about him or his music, but to be a teenager in 2011 rapping over a @lordfinesseditc instrumental from ‘96?!? That alone let me know that his love and reverence for hip hop ran deeper than most. He wanted me to re-sing the hook on a song he had called “I’ll Be There,” a record that would end up being a BIG bridge for me. I sent it back to him the next day and his response to 9th was, “Damn man….y’all don’t fuck around.” Lol. A few months after it dropped, my man @djforge hit me the night of Mac’s show at @catscradlenc like, “Yo man….you got a room full of 16 year olds singing along with you!” Sporadically, Mac would text me some of his favorite quotes from Charity Starts At Home. (His personal fave: “Why rage against the machine when you can just unplug it?” seems kinda eerie now.) We didn’t talk much after that, but I always admired the way he progressed and improved with each record. The hardest thing for an artist to do is sound like themselves. With his last album Swimming, it sounded like Mac had finally found his voice after years of searching and experimenting. 26 is far too young to die, and there are no easy answers or justifications for a tragedy like this. I just hope he’s found the peace in the afterlife that he was seeking on Earth. Rest well, Mac. One love.

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