Over a year ago, the world lost rapper Malcolm “Mac” Miller due to what the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office determined was an accidental drug overdose. Early Wednesday, Miller’s family posted a statement from his account announcing a musical release in his honor.
In the message, Miller’s family said he was in the processing of recording the companion album “Circles” at the time of his passing. They added that due to the dedication of producer Jon Brion to finish the work, they feel it is important for the world to hear.
“After his passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing Circles based no his time and conversations with Malcolm. We are eternally grateful to Jon and to those who gave their best to the difficult and emotional task of putting out this body of work,” they wrote.
The album, meant to be paired with last album “Swimming,” will reportedly be released on Jan.17.
Multiple outlets reported on September 7, 2018, Mac Miller was found unresponsive in his California home by his personal assistant. The assistant called 911 and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 a.m.
Miller’s name became closely aligned with pop singer Ariana Grande after the two brought their relationship to light back in August 2016. He was also there to support his girlfriend after the May 2017 Manchester attack when 22 concert attendees were killed following an attack at her show. Many noticed that the rapper even canceled a few of his festival performances to support her throughout the difficult time.
Mac Miller’s family ended the message letting fans know this will the only post from any of Miller’s channels going further about this release or his charity. Going further they said all information will be found at @92tilInfinity.