Sep 7, Rapper Mac Miller died today from an apparent drug overdose. In the aftermath of his untimely passing, details of a feud between the rapper. Dec 15, Four years after the rapper's "Donald Trump" single was released in , Mac Miller rekindled his beef with the current Republican party.
He finally dropped his beef in March , about three months before he announced his presidential campaign. In his final tweet about Miller, Trump wrote that Miller needed to "come up with another hit - just do it!
Miller's "Donald Trump" followed in the tradition of other rap songs that celebrated Trump before he entered politics. Trump was once a popular public figure to name-check in songs to reference wealth and celebrity, but today, many of the rappers have changed their tune about him, including Miller.
And in , Miller tweeted at his fans to not vote for Trump. Published: Updated: Political News.
Miller has been open about his trouble with substance abuse including an addiction to powerful cough syrup -- known on the street as purple drank. He addressed both his drug use and his fragile emotional state on his latest album, "Swimming," and said he was improving.
He told Rolling Stone when the album came out: "Have I done drugs? But am I a drug addict? In an interview published just days before his death, Miller told New York magazine he was trying to tame his negative emotions.
Born in Pittsburgh, the rapper first found fame releasing music online as a teenager, choosing a minimalist style with heavy beats that harked back to early hip-hop. His delivery was uber-masculine, with hard-spit lyrics that often graphically described sexual encounters.
But Miller gradually tried to evolve from his frat-boy image. His later work incorporated jazz elements and he was set to tour later this year with Thundercat, the wide-ranging bassist whose music has gone from experimental hip-hop to thrash metal.
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