Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of Mac Miller. In honor of his life and legacy, we’re throwing it back to some of his most intimate and emotional performances. *Disclaimer* You might wanna have some tissues on hand for this one.
There’s no arguing that Mac had a big impact on the music industry, hell even the world! He had a knack for getting you into your feels with some of his more emotive tracks, but in the best way possible ya know? We compiled some of our favorites (it was hard to do tbh), to remind you of the essence of Mac Miller; his soul and passion can quite literally be felt through the screen. Watch below:
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (2018)
This was the first time he performed tracks from his last album Swimming, in front of an audience. In order, the songs are: “Small Worlds”, “What’s the Use? (Feat. Thundercat)” and “2009”.
“The Spins” at The NorVA (2010)
This is a real #TBT for ya. “The Spins” was one of the biggest songs on his mixtape K.I.D.S..
Mac dropped this freestyle to his personal YouTube channel two days ahead of the Swimming release.
“Objects In The Mirror” with The Internet (2013)
This was back in March of 2013 when Internet joined Mac for “the Space Migration Sessions”. The Space Migration Tour ran from June 25-July 18, 2013 and it’s when Mac recorded his live album Live from Space.
“Dang!” and “My Favorite Part (feat Ariana Grande)” at “Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine.” (2016)
Mac taped a concert special that aired on DirecTV’s AUDIENCE Network to promote The Divine Feminine in September of 2016. It was posted to his YouTube channel in October.
“Nikes On My Feet” at the XXL Mag Freshman Class concert (2011)
The Pittsburg rapper was inducted to the XXL Mag Freshman Class of 2011 along with Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, YG, CyHi The Prynce, Big K.R.I.T., Lil Twist, Yelawolf, Fred the Godson, Lil B, and Diggy Simmons.
“Best Day Ever” Live in London (2013)
This was from a live show on June 10, 2013 from Plan B in London.
Hurt Feelings live at The Hotel Café (2018)
Mac Miller performed for a small crowd at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood to celebrate the release of Swimming. This video was posted online the day before his passing.
Gone but NEVER forgotten! Mac Miller was one of the good ones and he was such a light to this world that taken from us way too soon. His music will live on forever, may he rap in peace!