It's been nearly a year since Mac Miller's shock death stopped the world in it's tracks (Sept 8, 2018), and one year on the emotions are still raw for those close to the late performer.
During his visit to NPR headquarters to record his own Tiny Desk concert, Ty Dolla $ign was reminded that he was sitting at the same desk almost a year to the day that his close friend, Mac Miller, delivered what would be one of his final performances.
"Last week, Ty Dolla $ign visited NPR headquarters to record a fantastic Tiny Desk concert of his own that will air in its entirety soon. But once we wrapped the taping, something special happened: I reminded Ty that he sat at the desk almost a year to the day that his friend, Mac, delivered what would be one of his final performances.
The band paused and huddled. They mulled over a few notes in a matter of seconds then gave me a signal that they were ready. The room was silenced and the cameras started rolling again.
"Here's Ty performing a moving rendition of his 2016 collaboration with Mac, "Cinderella" from Mac's fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine. Ty's flanked by two close friends of Mac, Thundercat on bass and Justus West on guitar, both of whom played at the Tiny Desk with the Pittsburgh-born rapper a year ago."
Watch the performance up top: