Early life (Malcolm McCormick)Edit
Miller, was born January 19, 1992 in the Point Breeze part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his freshman year at Taylor Allderdice High School, Miller decided to focus on his hip hop career, later noting, "Once I hit 15, I got real serious about it and it changed my life completely... I used to be into sports, play all the sports, go to all the high school parties. But once I found out hip hop is almost like a job, that's all I did." Miller, also a self-taught musician, plays piano, guitar and the drums.
Before his solo career, he was part of a rap group, The Ill Spoken with fellow Pittsburgh rapper, Beedie. Upon turning 18, Miller signed with Rostrum Records and released his mixtape debut, titled K.I.D.S. with the label in August, 2010.
Miller includes Big L, Lauryn Hill, The Beastie Boys, Outkast, and A Tribe Called Quest among his influences. He also has a close relationship with fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, saying "Wiz has been a big brother to me with this music thing so far. Our relationship is beyond music. He really is just my homie, whether I will be making music or not."
On March 29, 2011, Miller released an EP called On And On And Beyond. The six-track work was produced by Rostrum Records.
Mac Miller is Jewish in ethnicity as well as spiritually Reformed Jewish. He has a "brother relationship" with Wiz Khalifa, and both live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mac Miller smokes marijuana, and has throughout his adulthood, as well as making references to it in songs, his biggest reference being "Senior Skip Day".
Fans and inspirationsEdit
Mac Miller's only noted inspiration comes from rapper DreDay who remixed Mac Miller's song "Kool-Aid and Frozen Pizza".
- But My Mackin' Aint Easy (2007)
- How High: The Mixtape (2008) (with The Ill Spoken)
- The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown (2009)
- The High Life (2009)
- K.I.D.S. (2010)
- I Love Life, Thank You' (2011)
- Best Day Ever (2011)
- Macadelic (2012)
- Delusional Thomas (2013)
- Faces (2014)
- On and On and Beyond EP (March 29, 2011)
- Blue Slide Park (2012)
- Watching Movies With The Sound Off (2013)
- GO:OD AM (2015)
- July 26, 2010: "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" (TreeJTV)
- October 22, 2010: "Senior Skip Day" (TreeJTV)
- November 22, 2010: "Knock Knock" (TreeJTV)
- March 3, 2011: "Donald Trump" (TreeJTV)
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