News of the tragic and sudden passing of rapper Mac Miller has reverberated through hip-hop, prompting many to express their dismay and send their condolences. J. Cole took to Twitter to send his prayers out for Mac Miller stating, “Rest In Peace to the great soul Mac Miller” before following up with:
“This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.”
Cole’s latest album KOD touched on themes of substance abuse, and depression but now it looks like he’s willing to move past music to help others address and combat their issues.