Mac Miller’s legacy is living on into 2019 and beyond.
According to TMZ, the late rapper’s charity The Mac Miller Circles Fund has raised more than $700,000 in his memory. About $350,000 of that came from the Oct. 31 tribute to Miller, where Chance the Rapper, SZA, John Mayer, Anderson .Paak, and others at at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. More donations came in directly from Mac’s fans, adding another $350,000.
The money raised by the Mac Miller Circles Fund will be used to provide opportunities to youth in Mac's hometown of Pittsburgh, "helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building."
Miller died in September from an accidental overdose. The rapper's manager Christian Clancy recently shared an emotional op-ed dedicated to the artist, characterizing his final days as inspired and optimistic to take his final studio album Swimming on the road.
"He was happy and in as good a mental state as he had been since we'd known him," he wrote. "That's why all of this is so surreal—it was like a punch in the gut. There was so much in front of him that he was excited about. He was about to go on tour with Thundercat and J.I.D with a superstar band. He knew he was at his best and most comfortable with a band and couldn't wait to show his fans who he now was and the direction he was fully leaning into."
Miller released Swimming on Aug. 3, and last month it became his first Grammy-nominated album.