The singer was backed by Thundercat and Justus West, both friends and collaborators of Mac Miller. Knowing that it was the one-year anniversary of Miller’s final NPR performance, Ty paid his tribute to the late Mac Miller, launching into a solemn performance of ‘Cinderella’, a 2016 collaboration he had with Miller, which appeared on the late rapper’s album ‘The Divine Feminine.’
Ty’s performance comes exactly a year after Miller performed at the Tiny Desk stage with cuts from his final studio full-length, ‘Swimming’.
The 34-year-old TY covered Miller’s original verses, replacing it with his smooth humming, and a breathtaking guitar solo from West. Before his performance of the song, Ty told the audience that he was “honoured” to pay homage to his late friend.
He also later revealed that he had brought along the same band who appeared alongside Miller during his own performance.
Mac Miller, a rapper and producer died on September 7, 2018, at 26 years old. A report by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner reveals that he died from “mixed drug toxicity”. Miller started his journey in music while he was a teen, putting out mixtapes in his native Pittsburgh. His first album “Blue Slide Park” was released in 2012, and became the first independent debut album to hit the top of the Billboard chart in more than 16 years.
This is not the first time Ty Dolla $ign is showing love, 10th October, 2018 at the American Music Awards, Ty Dolla $ign talks about his friendship with late rapper Mac Miller and the duo’s new song. Elsewhere, Dua Lipa, J Balvin, Thomas Rhett and Ella Mai talk about what music means to them.