Joyner Lucas Pays Homage To The Late Mac Miller In Uplifting New Song
By Tony M. Centeno
September 14, 2023
Joyner Lucas shows his appreciation for the late Mac Miller in his new heartwarming record.
The Boston native recently dropped off his new single "Seventeen" ahead of his upcoming album. Lucas kicks off the song by saying “Rest In Peace Mac Miller” before he raps about all the things he was thinking about when he was 17 over a sample of Mac's 2011 song "Donald Trump," which appears on his Best Day Ever mixtape. He shot the music video with his friends and fans of all ages near his new frozen yogurt spot, Oh Wow Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies, in Northborough, Mass.
“The first time I ever heard Mac Miller was the 'Donald Trump' record,” Joyner said in a statement about the record. “Soon as I heard the sample and what he did to it, I immediately became a fan. That beat was one of my favorite samples ever. Me being able to use that sample and flip it my own way and pay homage to Mac Miller at the same time is dope. I wish he was around to hear it. Reflecting back to when I was seventeen, it’s crazy to see that I’m making my childhood dreams come true. I’m just trying to inspire others through my music the same way Mac did.”
"Seventeen" is the latest single to come from Joyner Lucas' forthcoming album Not Now, I’m Busy. He's spent the past few months releasing songs from the project like "Broski," which came with a powerful video featuring Rotimi, and “Cut U Off" featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Look out for his new album coming soon and watch his new video below.