Gone, but never forgotten.
If you're like me, then you're still reeling over the death of Hip Hop's beloved, Pittsburgh rapper, Mac Miller, who tragically passed away last year from a drug overdose in California. At the time, the rapper was fresh off the release of his Grammy-nominated album, Swimming, and today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the iconic album. Anderson .Paak was not only a frequent collaborator of Mac's, but also a close friend of his. The singer/songwriter/rapper was devastated after the loss of his friend, and took to paying multiple tributes to him, both on social media as well as on stage.https://twitter.com/_/status/1116906842016272384
Most notably, he payed respect to his fallen friend last year at the BET Hip Hop Awards in the fall of 2018. "Mac Miller was a humble rock star, he was a rapper's rapper, he was a actor, a comedian, a musical genius [...] Mac Miller was a brother, he was my friend," .Paak said. "I loved him and I still love him." He did so again, this year in Coachella, when he stopped for a minute to bring up his memory, as well as that of another fallen angel, Nipsey Hussle, by performing his song "Dang!" - which he collaborated on with Miller - and dedicating it to the two. Now, to mark the one-year anniversary of Mac's last album, Paak took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt message to his friend. "One year. What an incredible album," he starts off the caption. "Your magnum opus! You worked your ass off on this project! I remember how proud you were, listening to the finish product at Conway. I love you so much brother. Thank you for always being so generous with your gift! I know you swimming good champ. MAC MILLER FOREVER â¤ï¸" RIP Mac.