Peter Rosenberg dedicated his new episode of Open Late to celebrating the life and legacy of Mac Miller, and a number of artists paid tribute on the show, including Kendrick Lamar. The TDE member collaborated with Mac a handful of times, including on "God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty" off the late rapper's 2016 album The Divine Feminine.
Kendrick started off by describing Mac's sense of humor, which K-Dot said matched the wave length he and other TDE members were on whenever they hit the studio. "That’s the type of person he was—just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around. He’ll pull up to the studio, give honest opinions. I’d play music, he’d say, 'I like that. You should do something right here.' Just whatever, man, and he was just true and selfless about it. Great musician. Great writer."
The Compton rapper continued, "He just always had a smile on his face, and that’s something that I commend. No matter what he was going through, he didn’t make you feel sorry for him, you know? He was strong about it—always kept a smile on his face because he wanted you to smile, too. And that’s just something I always loved, you know, no matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy.
"It wasn’t no misery loves company with him," Kendrick added. "He showed a smile and then you gave that smile right back, it made you feel good. So forever we’re gonna remember the life and we’re gonna remember that smile."
Check out Kendrick's full message at the 5:10 mark in the video above.