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August 6th marked one-year anniversary of Mac Miller’s Tiny Desk Concert. This was the first time he performed tracks from his album Swimming in front of an audience, and one of his last performances before his tragic passing. His friend Ty Dolla, gives him a touching tribute, a year later.
Ty is the most recent artist to be featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk, on the heels of Lizzo’s powerful performance last week. For his set, the R&B singer did a stripped-down rendition of “Cinderella”, a collaborative track he and Miller worked on from his 2016 album,The Divine Feminine. Ty was joined by Thundercat on bass and Justus West on guitar. Both men were close friends of Mac, and played with him at his last Tiny Desk in August 2018. You can watch that HERE.
“This for the bro Mac right here man. It’s been a year since that last show, so i’m honored to be able to do this with my boys. They was on the last tiny desk with him, so we just bringing it back. This for Mac Miller right here y’all,” Ty said when he introduced the track. At the end of the song, the group can be seen taking a moment to take in the performance for their late friend. Dolla $ign and Thundercat ended the tender moment with a hug. Watch the full performance below: