Rostrum Records Founder Feathers Of Mac Miller Tribute
Benjy Grinberg remember the late MC, who signed with Rostrum at the age of 18 years.
Countless tributes that have been pouring in from Mac Miller died on the 7th of September at the age of 26. Superstars like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have shared their thoughts and memories of mourning for the late MC, revealing how beloved Miller was.
But outside of Hip-Hop's biggest names, some of the most moving tributes have come from those who most closely worked with Miller throughout his career. One of those people is Rostrum Records founder Benjy Grinberg, who signed Miller when he was only 18 years of age.
Grinberg wrote his tribute to Miller by Billboard. He has asked HipHopDX to share it with our readers.
Read the piece in its entirety below.
The night after Mac died, I had a dream that I was at your wedding. We were all celebrating with him and dance around the room. To awaken to the harsh reality that Mac was still past it was very difficult, but I also felt lucky to have another moment with him, if only in my dream.
The Friday, Sept. 7, we have all lost. A mother and a father loses a child. A brother lost his brother. Colleagues lost a great friend. The Fans lost someone that I loved. And the world lost all the music that was to come.
Mac Miller was not the typical music star, and that is what made it so precious. Mac was the kid who grew up with or maybe he was in his own coming the age of the struggles and the celebrations. He talked about things you could relate to and was open about everything that was happening.
Mac never wore a costume. He was who he was, if you were with him in person, heard him on the song, I saw him at a show, or worked with him in the studio. And through all the ups and downs and the increase of fame, it was always the same sincere, fun, passionate, complex, and loving person that we all knew from the beginning. To know Mac was to want to know him better.
And, damn, was that the man of talent. He was, without doubt, the most gifted person I've ever known. He was a complex wo