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Composite Mac Miller mural on Butler street.

The physical legacy keeping Mac Miller’s memory alive in Pittsburgh

By Patrick Swain, Culture Editor January 19, 2024

The iconic Pittsburgh rapper and musician Mac Miller would have turned 32 today. Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, grew up in Point Breeze and became one of Pittsburgh’s most prominent cultural...

Collab Column | Music can change lives

Collab Column | Music can change lives

By The Pitt News Staff September 30, 2021
Even if sad songs can seem like the epitome of self-wallowing, and the furthest from a dance tune as you could possibly get, they can create a sense of community.
Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News January 22, 2020
When listening to the lyrics of Lil Peep, Mac Miller and Juice WRLD, a common theme is that using drugs eases emotional pain. While that is definitely true in the short term, it is not a healthy or sustainable way to deal with emotional trauma over an extended period of time. 
A gallery to commemorate the release of Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” was set up in Pittsburgh’s North Side on Friday and Saturday.

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor January 20, 2020
The opening lyrics to Pittsburgh native Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” left me feeling eerie and somber.

Circles: Till Infinity – The Celebration of Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album

January 20, 2020

Over the weekend, hundreds of fans came to a pop-up in the North Side to celebrate the release of Mac Miller's posthumous album, 'Circles'. See what some had to say about how his music impacted their lives.

The family of late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller has announced that an album titled “Circles” that Miller was “well into the process of recording” at the time of his death in September 2018 will be released on Jan. 17.

Mac Miller album to be released posthumously

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor January 8, 2020
The family of late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller announced that an album Miller was “well into the process of recording” at the time of his death in September of 2018 will be released on Jan. 17.
A memorial for Pittsburgh musician Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in September 2018.

A Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

By Isabella Colaianni, Staff Writer September 9, 2019
My friends and I spent our free time bonding over our love of Mac's music. We rode our bikes while listening to “Knock Knock,” played basketball at the local playground with “Smile Back” and hung out on the front porch cracking jokes and making weekend plans to “Senior Skip Day.” His songs about being a kid in Pittsburgh were fun and relatable, and they made me feel free from the responsibilities and woes of growing up.

Pittsburgh community mourns Mac Miller

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor September 12, 2018

Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill’s Frick Park became synonymous with late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller after he released both a song and album eponymous with the iconic slide. On Tuesday night it was...

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

Photos: Mac Miller vigil in Blue Slide Park

By The Pitt News Visual Staff September 11, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered at Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill Tuesday evening for a vigil honoring Pittsburgh-native rap artist Mac Miller. Miller, 26, passed away Sept. 7 from a suspected drug overdose. [Read...

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