Mac Miller – “Good News”
By: Matthew Vargas
Mac Miller was a renown, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist who passed away on September 7, 2018, at the age of 26 from an accidental drug overdose. Before his passing, he had released four studio albums over the course of his career, founded a record label, signed with Warner Records, and served as a record producer for various artists. After Mac’s passing, the hip-hop community and music industry mourned and celebrated his legacy, emphasizing the direct positive impact he had on people’s personal lives and careers.
On January 8, 2020, Mac Miller’s family announced a posthumous album titled, Circles (2020). One of the tracks, “Good News“, had a music video subsequently released via YouTube on January 9, 2020, reaching #1 in trending that day on the video streaming platform and peaking at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Good News” became Mac’s highest charting song ever.
Fans of Mac Miller praise the music video because, to some, it feels as though the song is a message from Mac himself. One commenter, currently named “Setya W”, exclaims that it “Feel[s] like he just [sent] this song from heaven”.