“Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around.”
Many people have showed love for Mac Miller following his passing this last Friday, including Childish Gambino, Drake, Cardi B, Post Malone, J. Cole, and more. One of the greats in modern day hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, also recently joined the out pouring of tributes during a recent interview on “Open Late With Peter Rosenberg”. He commented on how “funny, funny, funny” Mac Miller was and opened up about his friendship with the late artist. Even saying he had “the same type of sick, twisted sense of humor” as artists on the TDE roster, which is home to Lamar and several other big names in hip-hop He continued:
All in all that’s the type of person he was—just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around. He’d pull up to the studio, give honest opinions. I’d play some 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.
He just always had a smile on his face, and that’s just something I commend. 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. And that’s just something I always loved, you know, no matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy. He gave you that energy. It wasn’t no misery loves company with him, you know? 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. Celebrate. Mac Miller. Love.
Check out the full clip from the episode with Macklemore and Kendrick below and be sure to check out the full episode as well which includes appearances from Smoke DZA, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Xan, and more. “Open Late” airs on Complex’s youtube channel every Wednesday at 7pm Eastern time.