The family of late rapper Mac Miller have recently announced “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life,” a tribute concert that not only celebrates his life and legacy, but will help to launch the Mac Miller Circles Fund, a foundation meant to provide resources and programming for arts education in underserved communities.
In announcing the launch of the MMCF, his family issued the following statement:[lborder]“Malcolm had a passion and commitment, not only to the arts, but to creating, deepening and protecting the idea and practice of community. The Mac Miller Circles Fund will continue his vision of giving access and opportunities to kids to explore the arts and to have a positive impact on communities across the country. He cared very much about working to make the world a kinder place and we will continue to do just that.”[/lborder]
The benefit concert will take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 31, and will feature nearly a dozen artists including John Mayer, Chance the Rapper, Anderson Paak, Earl Sweatshirt, SZA, Travis Scott and more, all of whom collaborated with the late rapper in the past.
In light of the MMCF, Pittsburgh Foundation CEO Maxwell King praised Miller’s family for establishing this foundation in Pittsburgh, a city that was heavily influenced by the rapper’s development as an artist.
In a statement, he said: “Mac Miller was among the brightest young talents to emerge from our city. His vitality and creativity live on through this fund at the Foundation. We plan to work closely with his family to support programs that help young people find their voice and their truth through the arts.”
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