Remembering Mac Miller for teaching through his art.
It’s just like Mac Miller said in his song “Small Words,” best way to hear it is through his Tiny Desk concert on YouTube. But this is how it goes:
All I got is a little bit of space and time
Drawing shapes and lines of the world we made
Tomorrow may be right around the corner but I swear
It’s gon’ be worth it if I make it, babe
There’s somewhere above, you keep reaching up
That’s really all it takes (that’s really all it takes)
we don’t need nothing but today (today, today, today, today)
The world is so small, ’til it ain’t
But doesn’t he have it right?
I mean, in an interview before he passed due to a drug overdose, he said that those who knew him, listened to his music.
Further, he continues to inspire so many.
Mac Miller has a style of voice that no other rapper within the industry has, when you hear him on the radio, you know it’s him and he never changed his sound to “evolve,” as many do.
There’s a tone within all instrumentals, a sound, a vibe of passion and pure words of encouragement.
“I’m gonna make music, and I’m gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That’s really all I’m trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model.
And there’s no doubt he accomplished his goal.
And sometimes, sometimes I wish I took a simpler route
Instead of havin’ demons that’s as big as my house, mhmm
Have a ball with a dribble and bounce
‘Cause the party ain’t over ’til they’re kickin’ me out, yeah
Isn’t it funny? We can make a lot of money
Buy a lot of things just to feel a lot of ugly
I was yay high and muddy
Lookin’ for what was lookin’ for me
But I don’t need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don’t cry no more
She tell me that I get her high ’cause a angel’s s’posed to fly, and
I ain’t askin’, “Why?” no more
Oh, no, I take it if it’s mine, I don’t stay inside the lines
It ain’t 2009 no more
Yeah, I know what’s behind that door
Even if you simply read the lyrics, you know the emotion, beginning, middle and end.
A life ain’t a life ’til you live it
I was diggin’ me a hole big enough to bury my soul
Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own
My own, with these songs I can carry you home
I’m right here when you scared and alone
And I ain’t never in a hurry
You don’t ever gotta worry
Even when it’s 7:30 and the time is runnin’ low
When your heart get cold
See what’s behind all them unturned stones
And I’m a pro when it come to my job
But really I’m just tryna start believin’ in God
Now when it gets hard
I don’t panic, I don’t sound the alarm
Of course, it’s not secret that Miller struggled with substance abuse, unfortunately that led him to a bad batch containing fentanyl.
Sadly, Mac Millers death is one of many facing addiction, it’s never easy, not even when you recover.
Truth is, you recover every day you wake up and avoid whatever it might be controlling your life.
Mac Miller brought so much love to his family, friends and fans, he loved charity and was always looking to be a positive influence.
Addiction is not easy, especially when you are in the limelight 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
But he had support, his loving family, the Grande’s, especially Ariana’s brother, who also has struggled with addiction, it’s said Mac would bring him a gift to continue and encourage him, now that’s what I call love bro-mance.
Although, Positive Celeb will never have the opportunity to interview Miller, we know one thing for sure, keeping his image and the lessons he wanted his fans to learn through his art.
The best thing about the internet is the fact that it’s forever, as far as it’s known.
But here’s a 2020 shout out to Mac Miller, his family, friends and fans, keep on keepin’ on and always keep up the good fight.
No matter how rough things get, you can overcome whatever (x) fits.
Remember, even when you are surrounded by a group of people, it can feel awful to feel as though you are alone.
Those, those are the moments you should talk to someone and never be ashamed, you got this, and if you ever need help with addiction or just someone to listen, a person who has no connection to your life, call the suicide hot line.
Here’s to remembering Mac Miller these crazy times.
Blessed be and keep cheesin’