Mac Miller Tribute Concert Featuring John Mayer, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak, & More To Be Webcast

first_imgthundercat and john mayer jamming out in memory of mac miller is a whole mood pic.twitter.com/zVLfQCSAoK— (@mattwhitlockPM) October 29, 2018[H/T The Fader] Following Mac Miller’s extremely untimely death in September, an all-star cast of musicians announced a collaborative tribute to the young rapper’s life and memory. Dubbed Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life, the tribute will feature John Mayer, Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Domo Genesis, Dyan Reynolds, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Miguel, Njomza, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Thundercat, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Vince Staples, and more at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre on Wednesday, October 31st. Now, Mac Miller’s camp has announced a live stream of the show, so people around the world can join in honoring a young talent gone too soon.Join us for the livestream of Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life on 10/31 at 6:30pm PT. The event will benefit The Mac Miller Circles Fund to support youth arts & community-building programs in Mac Miller’s memory. Visit https://t.co/zM41C0Je0L to donate. https://t.co/s7cZYmGzkS— Mac (@MacMiller) October 29, 2018The concert will benefit Mac Miller’s Circles Fund. The foundation notes that “in honor of Malcolm’s commitment to the arts, The Mac Miller Circles Fund will provide programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.”Of all the high-profile participants scheduled to appear, John Mayer’s inclusion seems perhaps the most surprising. However, Mayer has been vocal in his admiration toward Mac Miller in the weeks following his death. As Mayer noted in a heartfelt Instagram post about the young artist,This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out.The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.last_img read more

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