The world has been exposed to much of the behind-the-scenes life of Mac Miller Ever since his untimely, September passing the world’s been exposed to the behind-the-scenes life of Mac Miller. Now, Christian Clancy, the deceased artist’s manager, has penned a heartfelt op-ed for The Guardian remembering the life and times of Malcolm James McCormick. 

Clancy recounted the great times of being in the presence of the Swimming rapper and the “punch in the gut” that he may never recover from following the loss. He touched on the lyricist’s willingness to help younger artists, the last time he saw Miller and the bond the 26-year-old shared with the manager’s daughter, Chloe.

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“He’ll be remembered for his ability to redefine himself as a musician: look at the difference between Blue Slide Park and Swimming,” Clancy said of the Pittsburgh native’s musical legacy. “But, as importantly, he’ll be remembered through those musicians he helped along the way. He was a spark to so many people.” Miller worked under multiple pseudonyms to produce for artists such as SZA, Vince Staples, Riff Raff, and Lil B.

Clancy captured the Grammy-nominated artist’s glowing spirit quite eloquently when he closed out the op-ed with “In a world dominated by ego, he led with the soul and lived by focusing on similarities rather than differences – that’s a lesson we all could use.”

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