Sir Elton played "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me."
Since Mac Miller's death a few days ago, there has been a flood of tributes and dedications from all corners of hip-hop and beyond. Last night saw another such tribute, but this time from someone a little unexpected.
During his show in Allentown Pennsylvania last night, Elton John took a moment between songs to acknowledge the late rapper. He said:
I would like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller, who unbelievably, at 26 years of age, passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone as young that has so much talent can do that. I would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you are happy now.
The song that Sir Elton dedicated to Mac was his classic "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," a fitting one for a tribute to the recently deceased rapper.
Although Elton John may seem about as far as it gets from hip-hop, he's had quite an influence on the genre, which you can hear in albums like 808s & Heartbreak, which Elton John calls "the sexiest record since What’s Going On" (Sir Elton also played the piano for "All Of The Lights"), and also the recently-leaked Young Thug cover of John's "Rocket Man."
Watch the video of Elton's dedication below, along with a video of playing "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me."