The family of Malcolm McCormick (Mac Miller) has partnered with The Pittsburgh Foundation to establish the Mac Miller Circles Fund in honor of the Pittsburgh native and nationally known rapper and producer. The fund will fund programming, resources and opportunities for youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building. Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King commended the family for establishing a philanthropic legacy in the city that had a profound influence on McCormick’s development as an artist.
McCormick was born in Pittsburgh in 1992 and grew up in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood. He attended Winchester Thurston School before graduating from Pittsburgh Allderdice High School in 2010. A gifted and self-taught musician, McCormick began recording his own music at age 15, regularly performing at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty and other venues around Pittsburgh. In 2010, at age 18, he released his breakout mixtape “K.I.D.S.” and went on to release five studio albums, including his chart-topping, Pittsburgh-referencing “Blue Slide Park” in 2011. His most recent studio album “Swimming,” was released Aug. 3 by Remember Music and Warner Bros. Records. Production on the album was handled by McCormick himself under a pseudonym, along with others and was praised upon its release as his finest artistic achievement to date.