A well-known American singer, rapper, and record producer under the stage name Mac Miller was Malcolm James McCormick. He developed an interest in hip-hop when he was still a student and self-taught a number of musical instruments. 2010 saw Mac Miller get a recording contract with the independent record label “Rostrum Records.” His first album, “Blue Slide Park,” hit at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, instantly catapulting him to national prominence. In 2013, he established his own record company, “REMember Music,” and for $10 million, he signed a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records. Mac Miller is set to become one of the biggest American singing talents in the near future. All of his subsequent albums were critical and commercial hits. Under the alias “Larry Fisherman,” Mac Miller created music in addition to rapping.
Early Childhood & Life
On January 19, 1992, Malcolm James McCormick was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was an architect, while his mother was a photographer. His parents are members of several faiths. His father was a Christian, but his mother was Jewish.
Mac Miller had a Bar Mitzvah and was reared as a Jew. The majority of Mac Miller’s youth was spent in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. Later, he went to Taylor Allderdice High School after attending Winchester Thurston School.
Mac Miller used to be interested in athletics and was always excited to go to high school parties while he was in school.
Mac Miller had the same passion for music and acquired skills on a variety of instruments, including the guitar, bass, drums, and piano. He did not take music lessons; he was a self-taught musician.
In his teens, he dreamed of being a vocalist, but at the age of 14, he began rapping. At the age of fifteen, Mac Miller made the decision to concentrate on hip-hop.
The Career of Mac Miller
He released a mixtape titled “But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy” while he was still a student. He was only 14 years old at the time and went as EZ Mac. Along with another well-known rapper from Pittsburgh, Beedie, he was a member of the rap group “The Ill Spoken.”
‘How High’ was a mixtape that Mac Miller, a member of the rap group, published in 2008. ‘The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown’ and ‘The High Life’ are two separate mixtapes that he released after the popularity of ‘How High’.
In 2009, Mac Miller competed in the Shadow Lounge MC battle and made it to the final four of Rhyme Callisthenics.
2010 saw the signing of Mac Miller, at barely seventeen, to the ‘Rostrum Records’ label. Some of the best music labels in the nation were inviting him because they were amazed with his talent. However, he preferred Rostrum Records, which had its headquarters in his hometown. His career received a significant boost, and he now earns a consistent salary.
In 2010, ‘K.I.D.S’, a brand-new mixtape, was made available through Rostrum Records. ‘Kids’ was the source of inspiration.
Mac Miller’s first tour, dubbed “The Incredibly Dope Tour,” which began in late 2010 was a crucial turning point in his career. The tour was a huge hit and completely sold out everywhere it went.
The video for Mac’s debut single, “Knock Knock,” which debuted on YouTube in 2010, quickly gained popularity and brought him widespread attention.
On his YouTube channel, Miller announced the release of his debut album, “Blue Slide Park,” in July 2011. After a little delay, the album was released in November 2011. Within the first week of release, 144,000 copies were sold, and it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
He made his debut on television in 2011 on the well-known VH1 program “Single Ladies.” Later, he appeared in MTV programs including “Jams Fab Five.”
In June 2013, he published his second album, “Watching Movies with the Sound Off.”
He founded his own record company, REMember Music, in 2013. It was given the name of a deceased friend of his.
In 2014, Mac Miller broke all ties with the “Rostrum Records” label after a protracted relationship. He agreed to a recording contract and distribution agreement for $10 million with Warner Bros. Records in the same year for his own music label, “REMember Music.”
He released his third album, titled “GO:OD AM,” in September 2015.
He revealed his fourth album, titled “The Divine Feminine,” in July 2016. His followers enthusiastically received the album when it was published in September 2016.
Recognition & Achievements
At the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards in 2010, Mac Miller took home two prizes.
Since The Dogg Pound’s 1995 album “Dogg Food,” his debut, “Blue Slide Park,” was the first independently distributed release to debut at number one.
Although the most of his albums and mixtapes were hits on the charts, his first album is still considered to be his best effort.
Personal Legacy & Life
In order to reduce tension, Mac Miller admitted that he used a promethazine and codeine combo known as “purple drank” or “lean” during his 2012 Macadelic Tour.
In November 2012, he stopped using promethazine before beginning the filming of his reality series, “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.”
Before 2013, Mac Miller had a four-year relationship with a woman. His mixtape “Macadelic” contained many songs that were inspired by his love with the lady.
TMZ claimed in August 2016 that Mac Miller and American singer Ariana Grande were dating. Later, Ariana Grande confirmed the rumors in an Instagram post.
On September 7, 2018, he passed away at his Los Angeles residence in Studio City after what seemed to be a heroin overdose.
‘Best Day Ever’ was the title of Mac Miller’s fifth studio album, which featured the song ‘Donald Trump’, which was named after the United States’ current president.
During a tour to Upstate New York in February 2011, Miller and his buddies were detained for the night after being found in possession of marijuana. However, the dispute was ultimately resolved.
Estimated Net Worth of Mac Miller
The estimated net worth of Mac Miller is around $1 million.