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Mural In Honor Of Mac Miller Pops Up In New York City

Malcolm "Mac Miller" McCormick was originally from Pittsburgh, but the late rapper is getting love in Brooklyn. A tribute mural honoring Mac was painted at 1065 Broadway in the New York City borough.

 

The portrait, titled “Filters,” was created by BKFoxx who worked in conjunction with the independent Bushwick art collective known as JMZ Walls. Miller's likeness is colored blue on one side and red on the other side.

 

"[The piece] is meant to be a representation of how we are complex and can be more than one thing at the same time. We can show one face to the world while hiding another. Something I find helpful to be aware of when thinking about other people," said BKFoxx an interview with Complex.

 

McCormick passed away on September 7, 2018. The L.A. County Coroners Office determined he died of a drug overdose from a mix of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine.

 

BKFoxx added, "I think Mac Miller’s death had been kind of overlooked. It was such a sh*tty thing, he was only 26. And when someone ODs, it hurts." The artist has also created murals of XXXTentacion, Beyoncé, Ronda Rousey, Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem, and others.

 

Mac Miller earned his first Grammy nomination for Swimming. The 2018 LP is up for Best Rap Album against Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, Travis Scott's AstroWorld, Pusha T's Daytona, and Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap.

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