By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
It’s been 14 months since Mac Miller passed away and the hip-hop community is definitely still grieving. DMV rapper, Goldlink, had a lot to say about Mac today in an open letter on Instagram.
It seemed as if Goldlink was trying to pay homage but then started to sound really disrespectful when he said the two weren’t on the best terms and how Mac copied the sounds of His ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk’ album. The Mac album he was referring to was 2016’s ‘The Divine Feminine.’
“I always thought you drove yourself insane about your own music. So much that, you would adopt styles as homage to those around you that you loved. That’s where our problem started.”
Goldlink added that he tried to contact Mac about the situation but never got a response. One record he pointed out in particular was Mac’s ‘Dang!’ single featuring Anderson .Paak. Paak addressed these comments in a since-deleted IG post and felt that Goldlink was disrespectful and how it’s foul that he’s doing this knowing that Mac can’t reply.
“Why would you do it? I can’t even understand it. Maybe your belt was wrapped around your gotdamn waist too tight or maybe it was the choker cutting the circulation off to the brain, but since you felt it necessary to bring me up twice and my boy ain’t here to respond, Ima say it like this. You ain’t the first to make an album inspired by a relationship, you ain’t the first to make a song featuring Anderson .Paak. But you are the first to disrespect my friend who is no longer here for absolutely no reason and I can’t stand for that.”
Paak is definitely right. You can’t bash a dead man who can’t defend himself from these claims. It’s all crazy because Goldlink toured with Mac back when Mac released his ‘GO:OD AM‘ album. Check out Goldlink’s IG post below.
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Mac Miller I’d be lying if I said I was surprised to hear that you died on us. Not because you were necessarily troubled, but because you were special and because of that, you were troubled. At your peak, you were the archetypal rapper all of us wanted to be; which was independent. But also just a kid with really bright eyes about life. I’ll keep it short because I want to continue our conversation for when it’s my time to go. But I think what made you and I special is that we weren’t always on the best terms. So I didn’t always have great things to say about you. When we were on the GO:OD AM tour, I played you my album “and after that we didn’t talk”, and you thought it was absolutely incredible. I released it under the“Soulection” label and the single for my album was called “Unique” ft. Anderson Paak, and that was your favorite song at the time. You loved it so much that you made the entire tour party listen to it, and surprised me with a cake after my set. I always thought you drove yourself insane about your own music. So much that, you would adopt styles as homage to those around you that you loved. That’s where our problem started. Divine Feminine was an actual blueprint of “and after that we didn’t talk”. Your single was called “Dang!” Ft. Anderson Paak…you had Souelction support you on the Divine Feminine tour and when I tried to contact you, about anything at all…you never hit me. A close mutual friend ended up just hittin’ my DJ saying “listen man, we love Link, but we just had to do what we had to do. And Mac said if he needs a verse at anytime, he got him” We are family, you could always call me. Afterwards, we seen each other at Coachella, and you put your head down like an innocent child, but I told you to pick it up and I hugged you like the brother you are to me. You were the first person brave enough to openly say “he’s dope.”, and gave me a platform. That meant more to me than anything else. 3 days before you died, I remember pullin up on you at the crib, walking in the house and seeing the Divine Feminine album plaque on the wall. I was so proud of you and what YOU created for yourself. And I’m forever grateful for that
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