A video of Mac Miller during his first-ever interview is being shared on YouTube—and it’s worth checking out.
Watch an 18-year-old Miller freestyle in the video below.
Masked Gorilla is sharing the interview, along with a heartfelt note about the moment.
“Here’s a video of Mac Miller freestyling in 2010 after I interviewed him for Masked Gorilla. He was still in high school,” the uploader shares. “It was before he released K.I.D.S. Before he had any tattoos. It was his first interview. It was mine too.”
“That summer Mac released K.I.D.S. and everything changed forever for him. We kept in touch over the years,” they continue. “There’s a certain unexplainable closeness you feel with an artist when you’re with them that early. I grew with him over the years, from a distance.”
“Thank you so much Mac for everything you did for me, even though you never knew you did half of it,” concludes the statement.
“Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life”
Miller passed away at the age of 26 from an apparent drug overdose Sept. 7. To honor his memory, a tribute concert titled “Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life” is being held this Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Los Angeles.
The concert was announced earlier this month and will have performances by Chance The Rapper, SZA, Vince Staples ScHoolboy Q and more. All proceeds will go to the Mac Miller Circles Fund. The fund in partnership with the Pittsburgh Foundation will provide programming and resources to kids and teenagers from underprivileged communities. Fans can also donate to the fund directly.
Previously, the only way for people to see the show was to buy a ticket, but now, fans everywhere will be able to participate in the celebration. Miller’s estate tweeted that there will be a livestream of the event on Twitter at 6:30 p.m. PST.
The decision to livestream the concert comes after realizing how many fans Miller had not only in the United States, but all over the world.
“The support we’ve experienced is evident in this amazing lineup and is a testament to Malcolm’s incredible life,” Miller’s mother Karen Meyers says. “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.”
Tickets are also still available for “Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life.”