Mac Miller is a Grammy nominee. The late rapper received his first nomination on Friday, December 7, as Swimming was named one of many contenders for Finest Rap Album on the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. His nomination comes precisely three months after his loss of life at age 26.
Swimming was launched in August, a month earlier than Miller died of an unintended drug overdose. The album is up in opposition to Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privateness, Pusha T’s Daytona and Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap.
The rapper was set to move out on a tour in assist of his ultimate album in October and was scheduled to shoot a music video on the day of his loss of life.
“I’m nonetheless in shock. Really I nonetheless don’t consider it. I used to be with you 2 days in the past. We have been presupposed to shoot your new music video immediately,” actor Ben Baller wrote on Instagram in September. “You have been an angel bro. I really like you and I’ll miss you homie. Shalom. Relaxation In Peace Mac.”
The Los Angeles Police Division informed Us Weekly in September that authorities responded to the “Self Care” musician’s house within the San Fernando Valley space round 11 a.m. and he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
“Malcolm McCormick recognized and adored by followers as Mac Miller, has tragically handed away on the age of 26,” the rapper’s household informed TMZ on the time. “He was a brilliant gentle on this world for his household, associates and followers. Thanks in your prayers.”
The “Keep” rapper was open about his struggles with habit all through the years. “I had a drug downside for a very long time. It wasn’t simply in music, however I undoubtedly was going by means of a drug downside and I feel it was extra my way of thinking,” he informed Larry King in September 2015. “I used to be simply fairly depressed.”
“i’m so mad, i’m so unhappy i don’t know what to do. you have been my dearest pal. for thus lengthy. above anything. i’m so sorry i couldn’t repair of take your ache away. i actually needed to,” she wrote on the time. “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he by no means deserved. i hope you’re okay now. relaxation.”