It’s the 5-year anniversary of the late rapper Mac Miller’s fifth studio album, Swimming. The major shoe brand Vans is celebrating the milestone by teaming up with the Pittsburgh rapper’s estate to create a new design for the classic sneaker. Fans are already racing to get the hot new take on the brand’s original sneaker. The shoe reads on the midsole, “MAC MILLER 1992 TIL (infinity sign),” which is his stage name and the year he was born. Plus there is text in circles around a ying-yang sign three times on the shoe’s top box saying, “SWIMMING BY MAC MILLER.”
Where Can I Find The Exclusive Sneaker?
The Swimming sneakers dropped today. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Mac Miller Fund, which is a nonprofit organization. It helps kids in underserved communities by providing them with programming, resources, and opportunities.
Mac Miller’s Tragic Death
The album Swimming was released on August 3, 2018. It was the “100 Grandkids” rapper’s fifth and final studio album. The Pennsylvania rapper released it just over a month before he passed away at the age of 26. The “Missed Calls” rapper passed away from an accidental overdose in September 7, 2018. Malcolm James McCormick struggled with addiction and substance abuse. Therefore, Miller mentioned his struggles in his lyrics often, including tracks such as “Self Care,” “100 Grandkids,” and “Rain.” His songs changed over time as he started to grow up, going from young party boy bars to painful reality bars.
Drug Dealers Sentenced
Ryan Reavis was sentenced to 131 months in prison and Stephen Walter was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison, after pleading guilty. Prosecutors alleged that Reavis, Walter and Cameron Pettit sold drugs to Miller a couple of days before overdose. Pettit delivered the pills to Mac under the direction of Reavis, who was acting under Walter. Pettit pleaded not guilty.