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Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

Opinion | Drugs and depression: a hip-hop epidemic

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News January 23, 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 21, 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 9, 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 12, 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...

Malcolm James McCormick, professionally known as Mac Miller, performed at Coachella in Indio, Calif., in April 2017.

Mac Miller: More than a musician

After the shocking death of the Pittsburgh-native rap artist, members of the community speak of the icon with words of love and admiration.
By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor September 11, 2018
After the shocking death of the Pittsburgh-native rap artist, members of the community speak of the icon with words of love and admiration.
Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a breaking news report by TMZ.
By The Pitt News Staff September 7, 2018
The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.
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