“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »
A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offenses in connection with rapper Mac Miller’s overdose death last year. Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September of an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl, a powerful … More »
Authorities say an Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges in the investigation of the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. Havasu City police said Tuesday that 36-year-old Ryan Reavis has been charged with possession of marijuana and prescription drugs. He was also charged with two weapons counts. Reavis is being … More »
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
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 »
Almost 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 »
The 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 »
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.
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 »
Last 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 »