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

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BREAKING: Man charged in connection with Mac Miller’s deathMac Miller Benefit Concert Live Stream

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

Man Charged With Selling Mac Miller Drugs Before Overdose Death

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A man has been charged with selling counterfeit opioid pills to Mac Miller two days before the rapper died of an overdose. The Drug Enforcement Agency says in a statement that 23-year-old Cameron James Pettit of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday and is expected to appear in court later in the day. A … More »

Watch Ty Dolla $ign & Thundercat’s Lovely Tiny Desk Concert Tribute To Mac Miller

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Ty-Dolla-Sign-Tiny-DeskAlmost exactly a year ago, Mac Miller had just released Swimming, which would turn to be his final album. In promoting it, Mac sat down at NPR’s Washington, DC headquarters to take part in the Tiny Desk Concerts video series. Mac, backed by a band that included guitarist Justus West and star bassist Thundercat, played … More »

88-Keys – “That’s Life” (Feat. Mac Miller & Sia)

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Mac-Miller-and-88-KeysThe rapper and producer (and Mumford & Sons fan) 88-Keys, who first came to prominence when working with College Dropout-era Kanye West, has just come out with his first solo track in eight years. It’s called “That’s Life,” and it’s a collaboration with the late Mac Miller. The song is warm and gorgeous, … More »

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

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Stream Mac Miller’s first posthumous release, ‘Time,’ with Kali Uchis and the Free NationalsMac Miller 1

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.

Free Nationals – “Time” (Feat. Mac Miller & Kali Uchis)

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Free Nationals - "Time" (Feat. Mac Miller & Kali Uchis)We are entering into a phase when we’ll probably be hearing more and more posthumous Mac Miller music. The beloved rapper and producer passed away last September. A couple months later we heard his devastating Billy Preston cover, and more recently an unreleased track called “More »

Mac Miller’s Previously Unreleased “Benji The Dog” Surfaces

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Mac-MillerLast year, the rapper and producer Mac Miller, just 26 at the time, died of an apparent accidental overdose. Before his death, Mac Miller reportedly recorded tons of music, much of which was never released and maybe never intended for release (including a rumored collaborative EP with Madlib). Since his death, … More »

Madlib Addresses Rumors Of Mac Miller Collab EP

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Over the last couple weeks, rumors have been swirling about some material that Madlib and the late Mac Miller recorded together after Chicago producer Thelonious Martin mentioned the existence of a project, known as Maclib, during an interview. Today, Madlib has addressed the project in a post on Rapcats, saying that … More »

Mac Miller & Madlib Reportedly Recorded An Album Together

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Mac-MillerThe late Mac Miller was notorious for recording a ton of music — including music with prominent collaborators — that he just never got around to releasing. And if someone ever bothers with the necessary contract paperwork and sample clearances, maybe we’ll get to hear some of that music sometime. Right now, all that music … More »

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

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Happy Birthday, Mac! A playlist to celebrate the late rapper’s 27th birthdayMac Miller Pittsburgh Vigil

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.

 

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