The family of Mac Miller, who died Sept. 7 of an apparent drug overdose at his Studio City home, announced Tuesday that Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $Sign and other performers will take part in a Halloween night concert at the Greek Theatre to raise money to launch a fund in the rapper’s name to help youth from underserved communities.
Days before his death, the 26-year-old Pittsburgh native, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, had released his latest album, titled “Swimming,” and was readying for a tour that was to include an Oct. 31 concert at the Greek Theatre.
Tickets for the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert, which is being put on in partnership with Live Nation, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com. The lineup also includes Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Dylan Reynolds, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, John Mayer, Miguel, Njomza, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Thundercat, Travis Scott and Vince Staples.
The Mac Miller Circles Fund was established by his family and co-managers Christian and Kelly Clancy, in association with the Pittsburgh Foundation, to provide programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities. The idea is to help “them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building,” according to their jointly released statement.
“The support we’ve experienced is evident in this amazing line-up and is a testament to Malcolm’s incredible life,” said his mother, Karen Meyers. “His father, brother and I are beyond thankful to everyone who is working to make this concert happen along with every fan and every friend for continuing to support Malcolm and his vision. He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that.”
The MMCF will be managed by the rapper’s estate along with his family, a board of advisers, and the Clancy’s 4 Strikes management company.
“He was pure artistry — constantly creating, seeking, and discovering new ways to be both a source of inspiration and catalyst for new artists,” the Clancys said in a statement. “We were fortunate, not only to work with Malcolm and watch his music evolve, but to witness his own personal evolution that included a strong focus on building bridges and opening doors for anyone and everyone he encountered.
“We hope his ambitions to bring people together and to create new opportunities will continue to live through the MMCF. We know Malcolm would be appreciative and proud of the thought and care that is going into making the MMCF a reality, so thank you to all who are selflessly helping this come to life. We will be forever proud of the man he was, and thankful that he was able to share his gifts with the world.”
Net proceeds from concert ticket sales will be donated directly to MMCF. More information can be found at tmmcf.org.
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