Mac Miller apparently created an entire collaboration album with Madlib before he passed away last September. According to DJBooth, producer Thelonius Martin remembers talking to the fellow producer and DJ about their collab.
Martin came to find out about the album at last year’s Pitchfork festival. Apparently, after Madlib played a part of his collaboration with Mac Miller, Martin was curious as to whether or not there was more material.
“So I’m opening for Madlib, and about 15, 20 minutes left in my set, Madlib pulls up,” Martin says. “Pete Rock walks up as well. So I’m trying to focus and DJ, and Madlib gets on and 15 minutes into his set he just randomly plays a Mac Miller joint. And I turn to him, I’m like, “There’s more of these, right?” He’s said, ‘Oh, yeah, there’s a whole album. Maclib.’”
However, Martin is unsure if Madlib has plans to release Maclib to the public.
Throughout the rest of the interview, Martin remembers Miller as a friend and an artist.
“I would want Mac to be remembered as a true artist, someone who really cared about his craft and the people around him,” Martini says in the podcast with DJBooth. “I really feel like artists don’t just do music, it’s about what they embody.”
Mac Miller’s death
Back in November, it was reported that Mac Miller’s cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose. The late rapper’s cause of death came out after the L.A. County Coroner’s Office issued a toxicology report.
In the report, it was found that Miller had fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol mixed in his system, and as reported by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, the mix of these substances caused the rapper’s untimely death at the young age of 26.
Upon hearing the news of the late rapper’s passing, many artists have come forward to offer their condolences to his family, friends and fans. Of those musicians, Ariana Grande wrote a heartfelt tribute, and Lil Xan expressed a desire to get sober.
Before his unexpected passing, the artist recorded two singles for a new Spotify session called Spotify Singles. The two-song EP was officially released back in November with a slowed down, version of his track “Dunno” from 2018’s Swimming.
Additionally, Miller also decided to do a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 song, “Nothing From Nothing.”
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