Mac Miller wasn’t good at basketball. Actually, he was pretty awful. But that didn’t stop him from playing in basketball celebrity games even if it meant ...(Read more)

NBA Reacts To Mac Miller’s Death

Mac Miller wasn’t good at basketball. Actually, he was pretty awful. But that didn’t stop him from playing in basketball celebrity games even if it meant the possible embarrassment of getting his ankles broken. He didn’t care. He was having fun, smiling and putting smiles on the faces of his fans, which included many of the NBA players attending these game.

On Thursday, many of those fans had their hearts broken when news of the 26-year-old rapper’s death hit the internet. Here’s a few reactions from players in the NBA, including Karl-Anthony Towns, who was a personal friend of the man behind one of my personal favorite mixtapes of all-time: K.I.D.S: Kickin Incredibly Dope Shit.

 

 

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Not sure what to say… Rest Easy bro! You’re energy was bright n infectious! I appreciate your voice and your heart bro. You pulled up to my 1st appearance in Pittsburgh for my mixtape FF2 n we been cool since. We did a gang of shows together, had music together and had some great talks. I relate a lot to you because we had a similar path, repped our city’s n started coming up around the same time. Thank you for your voice and all you addressed from feeling good, love, feeling bad, mental health, anxiety, depression n just things a lot of us identify with. I’ve been off social media more because I haven’t been feeling social, but I looked and saw a DM on twitter from u last week n it’s hurting me I didn’t fucking log on and see it and hit you back! You’ll live forever, Love!

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Back in 2010 a rapper I never heard of named @macmiller called my phone asking for a feature. He was super gracious on the phone so I googled him and saw that he built quite an impressive following for himself online. I agreed to do the song so we got back on the phone to bounce ideas around. Even though he was a young new cat, he was driven to capture the truest essence of hiphop. He sent me a bunch of beats that felt like classic hiphop and it was my honor and my pleasure to work with him on what became the first of a couple of songs we did together, Family First. Every time I saw Mac on the road or at a party after that it always so much love love and respect. He was pure artist. Pure ambition. Pure heart. @clockworkdj who started out touring with me ended up becoming Mac’s tour dJ. Mac turned the platform @wizkhalifa provided for him into his own, he owned it and he repped for his city of Pittsburgh in a major way. Whenever issues of racist policing or white privilege came to the forefront, Mac Miller was alway one of the select few artists, of any genre, of any race, to speak up and speak out. Beyond being a great MC, Mac Miller made it a priority to show solidarity with the marginalized and the oppressed. What a shining light. He will be missed. #RIPMacMiller

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