A Mac Miller documentary is in the works, filmmaker CJ Wallis has announced.
The rapper, real name Malcolm James McCormick, died on September 7, 2018 after suffering a cardiac arrest due to an accidental drug overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol in his Studio City home.
His death sent the world of music into mourning, leaving a huge void within the hip-hop community and so news of a documentary to celebrate the late rapper has been welcomed with open arms.
So, over the next year I'm going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans…
— FORTYFPS FILMS (@fortyfps) June 3, 2019
Wallis made the announcement on social media yesterday (June 3) that his company Margrette Bird Pictures, which he founded with Mallory Kennedy, is beginning pre-production on the documentary this year.
The filmmaker and hip-hop music video director wrote on Twitter:
So, over the next year I’m going to start collecting interviews & content to make the definitive @MacMiller documentary for his family, friends & fans…
Wallis – who has worked with numerous musicians and rappers including Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz – then asked fans who they think would be a good fit for interviews, encouraging his followers to share and tag anyone ‘you think we need to speak with’.
Many fans responded, suggesting the likes of Anderson Paak, ScHoolboy Q, Thundercat, Vince Staples and Earl Sweatshirt, as per Hypebeast. Others suggested his parents and ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande.
The documentary currently has no name, however more details surrounding its release are to be expected in the coming year.
Mac first burst onto the rap scene with an array of mixtapes, which started with 2007’s But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy. From there, he came into his own style and was embraced by many hip-hop fans.
After his death, he was posthumously nominated for a Grammy in the best rap album category, acknowledging the brilliance of Swimming. It was also announced he recorded an entire album before his tragic death, a collaborative effort with producer and rapper Madlib.
Chicago producer Thelonious Martin confirmed the album exists in an interview with DJ Booth, adding: ‘If Madlib decides to bless the world with that project, he should’.
Rest in peace, Mac.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).