Kendrick Lamar pays tribute to Mac Miller in a newly-released vignette from Peter Rosenberg’s Open Late show. Notably, the DAMN. rapper shares some of his favorite anecdotes involving his late friend and reveals what type of person he was.
“If I could remember anything about the homie … just the fact that he was a funny, funny individual … That’s the type of person he was — just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around,” Kendrick Lamar says, having collaborated with Mac Miller on a few different occasions. “He’ll pull up to the studio, give honest opinions. I’d play music, he’d say, ‘I like that. You should do something right here.’ Just whatever, man, and he was just true and selfless about it. Great musician. Great writer.”
According to Kendrick, Mac Miller was always in good spirits and “always had a smile on his face. “No matter what he was going through, he didn’t make you feel sorry for him, you know? He was strong about it — always kept a smile on his face because he wanted you to smile, too,” he explains. “That’s just something I always loved, you know, no matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy. It wasn’t no misery loves company with him … He showed a smile and then you gave that smile right back, it made you feel good. So forever we’re gonna remember the life and we’re gonna remember that smile.”
Besides Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller also worked with other TDE superstars like Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q, and appeared to have a close relationship with the California crew.
You can check out Kendrick Lamar’s aforementioned speech in the clip above; he begins talking about the 5:09 mark.
Earlier this week, J. Cole also shared his own thoughts on Mac Miller during a Las Vegas show.