Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Miller began his career in Pittsburgh's hip hop scene in 2007, at the age of fifteen.
Malcolm James McCormick January 19th of 1992 in Pittsburgh. He was raised in a Jewish family alongside his brother. His mother is Jewish, while his father is Christian. Despite their Jewish upbringing, both boys attended a Catholic school because of the institution's highly-rated athletics programs and its academic notoriety. Mac Miller became obsessed with music from a young age, and by the age of six, he could play the drums, guitar, bass, and piano.
Although Miller initially saw himself becoming a singer, he gravitated towards rapping at the age of 14. By the age of 15, he was seriously pursuing a full-time career as a rapper and stopped playing sports in order to focus on his goals. His first stage name was "EZ Mac," but he later changed it to "Mac Miller."
After releasing a number of award-winning mixtapes as a teen, Miller broke through with his mixtape "K.I.D.S." after signing with Rostrum Records. In 2011, he released the mixtape "Best Day Ever," which contained the platinum-earning single "Donald Trump." That year, he also independently released his debut studio album, "Blue Slide Park." The album reached gold certification but received mixed reviews.
After releasing the mixtape "Macadelic," Miller founded the record label imprint REMember Records. During this period, Miller appeared in the reality show "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family," which ran for six episodes. It was renewed for a second season in 2014. In 2013, he released an album of purely instrumental tracks under the alter ego Larry Fisherman. That year, he also collaborated with Ariana Grande on her single "The Way." To finish off 2013, he released his second studio album, "Watching Movies with the Sound Off," which received strong reviews.
After releasing the mixtape "Faces," Mac Miller signed a distribution deal between REMember Records and Warner Bros. Records. The result was the album "GO:OD AM," which sold 87,000 units and contained the platinum single "Weekend." His next album was "The Divine Feminine," and featured Mac Miller singing on most of the tracks. Miller's last album was "Swimming," which contained the single "Self Care." The track rose to the 33rd spot on the charts following his death, which was a career high for the rapper.
Mac Miller was an American rapper who had a net worth of $9 million at the time of his death in 2018.