J. Cole gets emotional during a heartfelt homage to the late Mac Miller.
It's safe to say that Mac Miller's sudden passing has had a profound effect on the hip-hop game. Reactions from Drake, ScHoolboy Q, G Eazy, and more have already begun circulating, and few can dispute that the Pittsburgh rapper will certainly be missed. While they rarely linked in studio, with Swimming's "Hurt Feelings" marking their only collaboration, it's clear that Cole respected Miller's artistry. Upon issuing a statement of sorts following Miller's death, Cole stressed the importance of treating mental health, vowing to help those living in a dark place. Now, J. Cole is expanding upon his initial statement, opening up about mental health during his ongoing KOD tour.
During a recent stop, Cole dedicated his set to Mac Miller, including an intimate rendition of "Love Yourz." He took a moment to speak to those in attendance, making a passionate speech about the dangers of neglecting inner trouble, as well as valuing those close to you. The profound moment was so powerful that Cole ultimately shed a few tears in Mac's honor; it's evident that Miller's passing has had a profound effect on him. In any case, Mac's legacy continues to live on, and J. Cole is ready to do his part.