BREAKING: Man charged in connection with Mac Miller’s death

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Nearly one year to the day of Mac Miller’s tragic passing, federal prosecutors have moved to charge a man in connection with the rapper’s death. The 42-page criminal charge alleges that 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit supplied Miller with the drugs that ultimately killed him—counterfeit, fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills. Unsealed exchanges between Miller and Pettit reveal that the Swimming rapper asked Pettit for percocet just days before he was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on Sept. 7, 2018. An autopsy determined the Pittsburgh-born rhymer died of an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.

Search warrants were served at multiple locations wherein investigators recovered a plastic bag reportedly containing the fake pills that were allegedly supplied by Pettit. Furthermore, the charges filed reveal Instagram messages between the suspected dealer and others reacting to Miller’s death last September.

According to the criminal complaint, in a text message, Pettit cautions, “I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart.” In another text to Pettit about how he was doing, he allegedly responded with, “I am not great… most likely I will die in jail.”

This story is still developing.

H/T: NBC News

Stream Mac Miller’s first posthumous release, ‘Time,’ with Kali Uchis and the Free Nationals

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The first posthumous record of Mac Miller‘s since his death last September has come to fruition. Entitled “Time,” the track combines a single verse from the late Miller, alongside support from Anderson .Paak touring band, Kali Uchis and .Paak’s notorious brainchild, Free Nationals. The track narrates the messy, circuitous nature of romantic partnerships.

The plucky, idealistic collaboration is set to appear of the Free Nationals’ forthcoming album, due later this year. The release arrives with further emotional poignancy given the ensemble’s household performance at Miller’s tribute concert last year following his untimely, industry-trembling death.

Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) died last year, 2018, on September 7.

Happy Birthday, Mac! A playlist to celebrate the late rapper’s 27th birthday

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On January 19, 1992, Mac Miller, was brought into the world.

The late rapper passed away in his home in September of 2018, and while he is no longer physically with us, the mark that Miller left on the on the hip-hop genre and music industry at large is indelible. Dancing Astronaut presents a 27 track playlist in commemoration of what would have been Mac Miller’s 27th birthday. The playlist scales the artist’s catalog to feature cuts from Mac’s well-received debut album, Blue Slide Park–the production that gave Mac traction in the market–Macadelic, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Live From Space, The Divine Feminine, Best Day EverGO:OD AM, and Swimming, the fifth and final offering to emerge from Mac Miller’s studio.

In its teeming entirety, Mac Miller’s catalog can be considered a bildungsroman story, albeit one not of a literary, but a musical kind. The invincible and colorful sense of lyrical personality that Mac Miller presented on Blue Slide Park in 2011 matured with each of Miller’s ensuing long-form showings. Contemplative and cerebral in its exploration of the darker and more poignant depths of the human psyche and weight of solitude, the Mac Miller of 2018’s Swimming was a perceptibly different Mac Miller from that of 2011’s Best Day Ever, the fifth mixtape to bear the “Mac Miller” stamp. Ever able to  reinvent his flow, to present his hip-hop genius in a different hue, Mac Miller harnessed creative versatility.

Mac Miller all the while straddled the lyrical line of the paradoxical confidence of a youth trying to find his way in the world, and the grown artist who had found his path, and continued to walk along it, music his preferred vehicle through which to relate his experiences, sonic anecdotes. Whether a feel good cut situated in the very heart of bliss like “Party on Fifth Ave,” or a comparatively more serious song of personal reflection like “Come Back to Earth,” the inclusions of Mac’s catalogue emanate a youthful spirit that, immortalized in Mac’s catalog, is evergreen.

Without further ado, happy birthday, Mac Miller.

 

Photo Credit: G L Askew II

Mac Miller’s parents to attend Grammy Awards ceremony on late rapper’s behalf

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If Mac Miller secures the 2019 Grammy for “Best Rap Album” for Swimming, the award will be accepted by late rapper’s parents, who will attend the awards ceremony in Miller’s memory. The annual ceremony and the biggest night in music will return to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10, where Alicia Keys will be playing host.

Miller’s fifth studio showing, Swimming, had been considered one of the rapper’s most visceral to date, exploring themes of mental health that stood out from older released. He passed not long after that, further amplifying the themes set in his record. The LP will compete with productions from four other hip hop entities, Cardi B‘s Invasion Of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T‘s Daytona, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld.

View the list of 2019 Grammy Award nominees, here.

Photo Credit: G L Askew II.

H/T: The Fader

Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2018

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Paring down an entire year’s worth of songs is no easy feat.

2018 saw the explosion of songs like ZEDD‘s “The Middle” and Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss,” dominating both the dance music charts and the radio airwaves. Ear-catching tracks like these, along with fan favorites like FISHER‘s persuasive “Losing It” and Anti Up‘s entertaining “Pizza” wiggled their way into festival sets around the world and — love them or hate them — stood out as notable tracks that do their part in immortalizing this whirlwind of a year.

We also saw a creative collective of remixes surface in 2018, including Rinzen‘s compelling take on deadmau5 and Rob Swire‘s hit “Monophobia” and Skrillex‘s intoxicating rendition of Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode.” We celebrated the return of Gesaffelstein with “Reset” and welcomed new projects from Diplo in LSD and Silk City. We welcomed collaborations from Ekali, Medasin, and Elohim in “Forever,” Tiësto, Dzeko, Post Malone, and Preme in platinum smash hit “Jackie Chan,” and ZHU and Tame Impala in “My Life.”

Ultimately, though, we’ve narrowed 2018 down to 30 tracks that stole our hearts and smashed streaming records.

Mac Miller’s Spotify Singles recordings gain posthumous release

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Just before his death on September 7, Mac Miller recorded a Spotify Singles session where he performed Swimming album constituent “Dunno,” and a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 track, “Nothing From Nothing.” Both recordings have been posthumously released on the streaming service and are now available to listeners. Spotify‘s series of “original artist recordings,” Spotify Singles seeks to “channel back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.”

Each artist invited to take part in a Spotify Singles session stops by Spotify’s in-house New York studio to lay down a new recording of an original song from the artist’s catalog. The selected musician’s second installment in the Spotify Singles concept is traditionally a cover of an existing song. The stripped-down, intimate return to musical authenticity that Spotify seeks to affect via Spotify Singles figures in fuller form on the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles playlists, which Spotify updates each Wednesday.

H/T: Complex

Mac Miller’s Spotify Singles recordings gain posthumous release

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Mac Miller’s Spotify Singles recordings gain posthumous releaseMac Miller Benefit Concert Live Stream

Just before his death on September 7, Mac Miller recorded a Spotify Singles session where he performed Swimming album constituent “Dunno,” and a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 track, “Nothing From Nothing.” Both recordings have been posthumously released on the streaming service and are now available to listeners. Spotify‘s series of “original artist recordings,” Spotify Singles seeks to “channel back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.”

Each artist invited to take part in a Spotify Singles session stops by Spotify’s in-house New York studio to lay down a new recording of an original song from the artist’s catalog. The selected musician’s second installment in the Spotify Singles concept is traditionally a cover of an existing song. The stripped-down, intimate return to musical authenticity that Spotify seeks to affect via Spotify Singles figures in fuller form on the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles playlists, which Spotify updates each Wednesday.

H/T: Complex

Mac Miller’s Spotify Singles recordings gain posthumous release

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Mac Miller’s Spotify Singles recordings gain posthumous releaseMac Miller Benefit Concert Live Stream

Just before his death on September 7, Mac Miller recorded a Spotify Singles session where he performed Swimming album constituent “Dunno,” and a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 track, “Nothing From Nothing.” Both recordings have been posthumously released on the streaming service and are now available to listeners. Spotify‘s series of “original artist recordings,” Spotify Singles seeks to “channel back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.”

Each artist invited to take part in a Spotify Singles session stops by Spotify’s in-house New York studio to lay down a new recording of an original song from the artist’s catalog. The selected musician’s second installment in the Spotify Singles concept is traditionally a cover of an existing song. The stripped-down, intimate return to musical authenticity that Spotify seeks to affect via Spotify Singles figures in fuller form on the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles playlists, which Spotify updates each Wednesday.

H/T: Complex

Mac Miller’s toxicology report confirms accidental overdose

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The circumstances surrounding Mac Miller‘s untimely death this past September have been the source of abundant speculation. However, according to an official coroner’s report obtained by TMZ, Miller, did in fact, die from a lethal drug cocktail, including cocaine, alcohol, and the powerful synthetic opiod, fentanyl.

According to the report, the level of each respective drug found in his blood was not high enough to kill him independently–though the depressant-stimulant combination proved fatal. Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home by his assistant, who reported the rapper was already “blue” in the face upon discovery. Authorities recovered a sundry of prescription pills in Miller’s home, in addition to an empty bottle of alcohol, bags of unidentified white powder, and white residue on both his iPad and a rolled up $20 dollar bill.

The LA County Coroner was able to identify the deceased Miller by his “Most Dope” and “No Woman No Cry” tattoos. The Pittsburgh Blue Slide Park artist is survived by his family, who described him in a recent release as, “a bright light in this world for his family, friends, and fans.”

h/t: TMZ

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Carnage is taking a break from the music industry

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Carnage has announced he’s taking a break from the music industry in an Instagram post, citing his mental and physical health as reasons for the respite. He was set to embark on the 12-day Unusual Suspects Tour as a supporting act alongside Smokepurpp, with Gucci Mane headlining the endeavor.

After releasing his second studio album Battered Bruised & Bloody, featuring big names such as the late Mac Miller, as well as Lil Pump, Lil B, Steve Aoki, Migos and more, Carnage’s 2018 has also been filled with a jam-packed tour schedule of performances filled with high-intensity party surroundings.

In the post, “Thirty Rack” mentioned, “having close friends pass due to this stuff really scares the fuck out of me,” likely alluding to Avicii and the more recently deceased Miller: both fellow collaborators of his. Carnage disclosed that his therapist and doctor recommended he take time off, and the break is simply a warranted recharge.

 

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