88 Keys has unearthed a song he recorded with Mac Miller back in 2015 titled “That’s Life” featuring Sia.

“The song was inspired by a 90-minute conversation he and I had about… From what I recall, he was going through some relationship issues with his then-long-term girlfriend,” 88 Keys said to DJ Booth about what inspired the song. “I felt bad, but I was surprised he was confiding in me. I started to tell him about my relationship because I was married at the time. I was married for 12 years. I was trying to enlighten him on relationships in general, and more specifically, giving him bits and pieces of my own relationship. Trying to relate it to his situation, just letting him know that he’ll come out on the other side.”

It’s been four years and nobody could have guessed that Mac would no longer be with us, which gives the song more weight.

“I would want (Mac Miller’s fans) to know that the song is completely, 100 percent heartfelt,” he said. “I feel very strongly that it came from the conversation we had. He put everything into his music, but this song, in particular, he really dug deep. He loved the song so much, it spawned the album title. He was just very happy about the song, and that he made the song with me.”


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It is with a heavy heart that we report that Mac Miller has passed away at the age of 26. According to TMZ, Miller was found unconscious in his Los Angeles home from a possible overdose. Miller and his struggles with substance abuse has been a topic for several years, but the rapper had seemingly cleaned up his act.

“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”

Miller burst onto the scene in the early 2010s and was recognized for his witty wordplay and refusal to stay inside of the box artistically. What was initially recognized as a party rapper was far more than that as Miller constantly paid homage to the golden era of hip hop and utilized jazz influences in his music.

The Pittsburgh rapper’s final album Swimming was heralded for its experimentation and debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts.

We send our prayers and thoughts out to the McCormick family and remember the late rapper with the DJ Premier produced “Face the Facts.”