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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. 

Mac Miller’s legacy lives on with ‘Circles’

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.

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.

Mac Miller album to be released posthumously

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.

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 Pittsburgh kid’s tribute to Mac Miller

A memorial for Pittsburgh musician Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park in September 2018.

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

A small memorial to Mac Miller sits upon a slide at Blue Slide Park. (Photo by Knox Coulter | Staff Photographer)

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 a place of mourning for Miller. Hundreds of Pittsburghers — fans, old friends and family alike...

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 the full article here] Knox Coulter | Staff Photographer Knox Coulter | Staff Photogra...

Mac Miller: More than a musician

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

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 dead at 26

Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

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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