The Pitt basketball program is in the early running for hype video of the year after dropping their hype video for the 2018-19 season which also serves as a tribute to late-rapper Mac Miller, who was a Pittsburgh native.
In the video, the Panthers head to Blue Slide Park, a popular park in Pittsburgh which was the name of Miller’s first full-length and breakthrough album, to dance along to his song “Party on Fifth Ave.”
Pitt kicks off its 2018-19 campaign on Nov. 6 against Youngstown State at Petersen Events Center.
You can check out the video below.
We came to get down. pic.twitter.com/PkHS5h0n36
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) October 6, 2018
Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller was an American rapper, singer and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He who was born on January 19, 1992, and raised in the Point Breeze part of Pittsburgh. Malcolm would go on to attend Winchester Thurston School and Taylor Allderdice High School.
First breaking into the industry with a mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2007. In May 2018, Miller was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run after allegedly crashing into and knocking down a power pole and fleeing the scene with two passengers. He had long detailed his battle with drug abuse but had recently expressed his hopes to get sober.
Miller died at age 26 in his Studio City, California home of a suspected drug overdose.