Tributes for Mac Miller have been pouring in since his death, including a memorial held at Blue Slide Park.
Kendrick Lamar, who collaborated with Miller on tracks such as “God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty” and “Fight The Feeling,” has joined the many rappers showing love to the late MC. In a video for Complex’s Open Late With Peter Rosenberg, K. Dot remembers his friend and collaborator.
“[He was a] great musician, great writer,” Lamar says in the clip. “Just always had a smile on his face and that’s something that I commend. No matter what he was going through, he didn’t make you feel sorry for him. He was strong about it. Always kept a smile on his face because he wanted you to smile too. And that’s just something I always loved.”
He continues, “No matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy. It wasn’t no misery loves company with him. He showed a smile, and you gave that smile right back. It made you feel good. So forever we gon’ remember the life, we gon’ remember that smile. Celebrate Mac Miller. Love.”
Miller passed away on September 7 at the age of 26. Just a month prior, he released his fifth studio album Swimming.
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