John Mayer is joining the huge list of stars mourning Mac Miller’s tragic death. As you know, the rapper was found dead on Friday of a reported drug overdose.
Mayer took to social media to share a pic of the fallen star, accompanied by a touching letter.
He talked about working with the late rapper, praised his talent and made it very clear that he will be missed.
‘This was going to be Mac’s year. He made a huge leap in his music. That is incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get more focused while your career’s already underway. You do not get there without hard work, and Mac had put the work in. I did not expect to play on his album the day that he played songs for me at his home but when I heard ‘Small Worlds,’ I gave it a short little ‘yup,’ which is the single highest praise I can give a track,’ he started.
Mayer went on to write: ‘I grabbed the nearest guitar, and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune which made me so incredibly happy to be part of, not to mention we established a nice friendship.’
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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.
The star even talked about the very last time he was Miller in person.
It was at his Hotel Café in Los Angeles show, where he performed in front of a crowd of only 100.
Meyer said in his letter that Miller was ‘honest’ and ‘nervous’ to be interacting so closely with his fans.
‘I thought that was so endearing, seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I had seen in a very long time. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout sensation live. I send my love and support to everybody who knew him better because what little I did, I just adored.’