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Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Miguel & More To Honor Mac Miller With Tribute Concert
There is no doubt that the world dearly misses the late rapper Mac Miller. Many artists across genres have paid tribute to him since his untimely passing at age 26 on Sept. 7. The tributes will continue with a star-studded concert set to celebrate his life, featuring many of artists who have shown him love, including Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, Miguel and many more. The special show will be held in Los Angeles at the Greek Theater on Oct. 31, Miller's family has announced.
The stellar lineup features an impressive variety of artists who loved the young rapper, including Anderson .Paak, Miguel, Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q, Thundercat, Vince Staples, Action Bronson and Ty Dolla Sign, all of whom collaborated with him at some point. Others who will perform in his honor include Chance the Rapper, who went from being a big fan to close friend of Miller's—Miller brought him on tour when he was first starting out. Additionally, John Mayer, SZA, Travis Scott, Domo Genesis of Odd Future, Dylan Reynolds, J.I.D and Njomza are on the bill. The proceeds will benefit the newly established Mac Miller Circles Foundation, created by the rapper's brother in his memory to bring the arts to underserved youth. Miller's mother, Karen Myers, who helped organize the concert, reflected on the positivity shining through for the upcoming show and the new foundation established in his name.
"The support we've experienced is evident in this amazing lineup and is a testament to Malcolm's incredible life. His father, brother and I are beyond thankful to everyone who is working to make this concert happen along with every fan and every friend for continuing to support Malcolm and his vision," Myers shared in a recent statement. "He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that."
As a silver-lining to the dark spot his death left, the dedications, shout-outs and love musicians and fans alike have shown for him since then has been truly heartwarming, and shows the positive impact the young rapper had on so many lives. His legacy will live on in his music and within the people he positively impacted who share that light. Staples posted a shout-out to him on the day of his passing, quoting one of Miller's verses on a song they collaborated on, "Heaven." "'I must've died and went to heaven...currently in shock it'll hit me in a second. What's your question? You need a blessing right? Or you just wondering what heavens like.' I’ll see you soon. Thank you for everything...for all of this. I love you," he shared on Instagram.
Tickets for the tribute concert go on sale this Friday Oct. 5. More information on tickets to the show, as well the Mac Miller Circles Fund, can be found here.