I am without a doubt not the biggest Mac Miller fan you’ll ever meet, but I’m pretty close. It’s been a long time since I fan girled about something and considering how fast I copped this beauty for my birthday, I think this is the time to tell you about how big of a Mac Miller fan I am.
Fan Friday: Mac Miller.
I start my every morning with the song Once a Day, but Mac. The first song I ever saw him play live was Youforia and it was performed at a college campus in Champaign, Urbana where I pretty much faked being a student for a day just to go to show. I actually dyed my hair as an excuse to get this hoodie.
When I got the news that Mac passed on my birthday, I felt like my world stopped spinning. I’d never be able to meet him, shake his hand and tell him that he’s my hero. Much like Mod Sun and Machine Gun Kelly, I had spent the beginning days of my hustle obsessed with listening to Mac.
He taught me to be proud of who I am, to push through my sad days, to smile at my haters… There were moments in time that he mad me feel like I could do anything when people swore I wouldn’t be able to. Mac Miller was the man who built a Jazz Hip Hop album from scratch with no blueprint, just by hearing a snare in the faint distance of a Jazz vinyl. He was a true artist and never got enough credit for what he did.
I also wanted to share this photoshoot I did of a Mac Miller album cover that means a lot to me. It’s the album I heard my first track on.
Ya’ll when I say this one took a lot, it took a lot.
It wasn’t just get butt naked, sit down at a table, and stare blankly into the camera. It was more than that.
I told myself I was going to shoot this shot the day I heard the news, on my birthday two years ago.. right before my birthday party. Needless to say, I didn’t take the news well. I got shit faced, and cried most of the night. I woke up with my head in the infamous “bucket” my ex kept for when I got too trashed and puked all over his nikes.. So, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, my dad’s death anniversary, my dad’s birthday, and now September 7th. I promised myself that morning that I wouldn’t make Mac’s legacy in my heart something I had to get shit faced for.. I wanted to celebrate his legacy.
I wore a long post about it on Patreon if you want to check it out. If not, thanks for reading. I just wanted to talk about my hero.