Rapper Mac Miller was a multi-instrumentalist by age 6, and setting his sights on Hip Hop, he devoured the genre while developing his skills and style. 5 albums later, his legacy seems intact as an underground meets mainstream rapper, who was also weed promoting, sonically diverse, and a jack of all trades. The album Swimming shows Miller as a lover of old school funk instrumentals, a far cry from the sounds of his mixtapes a decade ago. The content therein also delves into a healing process, with personal demons explored in a damning yet therapeutically positive way - finishing on an ambiguous note as to whether he will overcome it all. As we know by now, only a month later, he would be dead, succumbing to those demons of addiction - a killer concoction of alcohol, fentanyl, and cocaine.