The new album by Mac Miller will be released years after his death.
In a new interview, American DJ Madlib, Otis Jackson Jr., confirmed that he is currently working on a project with Miller. He mentioned it following the rapper’s death three years ago but now claims to be “finishing it out.”
Madlib appeared on a new episode of “Sway in the Morning” and revealed some details about the album.
According to the DJ, he received permission from Miller’s estate to release the album.
“Right now, I’m finishing up the Mac Miller album, Planet Asia album, Erykah Badu album… different stuff,”
The interviewer asked if it was the same project he began working on after Miller died, and he replied, “Yes.”
Madlib has a busy schedule ahead of him, having previously collaborated with Maxo, Black Star, Fly Anakin, Open Mike Eagle, and others.
Madlib’s album “Champagne for Breakfast,” co-produced by Meyhem Luren and DJ Muggs, will be released on April 7.
Miller, then 26, was at the pinnacle of his career when he overdosed by accident. He was discovered unresponsive in his San Fernando Valley home but died soon after.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner, the rapper died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
Judge Otis D. Wright II, in 2022, sentenced the Los Angeles man who supplied Miller with fentanyl-laced pills in 2018. Stephen Walter, the suspect, was sentenced to 210 months in prison, or 17.5 years. He was one of three men charged in the rapper’s death.
The other man, Ryan Reavis, was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for his role as a “runner” in the case.
Walter and Reavis both entered guilty pleas. Meanwhile, Cameron James Pettit, who sold them directly to Miller, pleaded not guilty.
Judge Wright said:
“I may as well lay it out, OK. When you continue to engage in this activity even after your activities killed someone, I’m having a tough time not staying within the guidelines.”
Miller allegedly wanted to buy oxycodone from Pettit, but the latter allegedly sold him fake, fentanyl-laced pills.
Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, stated that her late son would never have knowingly taken a fentanyl-laced pill because he was always excited about the future and wanted to live.