Mac Miller’s brother was Miller McCormick. He is a graphic designer who designed all of his brother’s album covers. The Miller brothers grew up in Pittsburgh, the children of architect, Mark McCormick, and photographer, Karen Meyers. Their father was a Christian and their mother was Jewish. The family celebrated Jewish holidays, leading Mac Miller’s claim to be, “The Coolest Jewish Rapper.” The brothers grew up in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
According to an article about the GO:OD AM album cover, McCormick is described as a “designer, illustrator, and photographer” who is based in Los Angeles. McCormick said in the feature that he and his brother have similar “work habits.” McCormick said that the pair had been living together during the creation of the album saying, “I noticed we worked at very odd hours, and our projects start with using our hands before we translate it digitally. We both combine those two worlds in a very similar way, even though I’m visual and he’s musical.” On his official website, McCormick lists his brother, rapper Big K.R.I.T and Warner Bros among his clients.
Miller McCormick’s brother died on September 7 at the age of 26. Mac Miller’s cause of death was given as a “drug overdose” by TMZ.
McCormick Miller Is a Penn State Graduate
McCormick says on his LinkedIn page that he studied graphic design at Penn State, graduating in 2012. From there McCormick has worked for various design companies as well as a stint at AccuWeather. His page says that in addition to his freelance work, he is a designer at Chandelier Creative. McCormick’s photography has appeared on the company’s website.
McCormick has worked on various album covers for his brother. In 2011, Miller told MTV News about his brother, “He’s always worked on art as long as I can remember. He draws all the time and he’s getting into graphic design. If I can have my brother work on something for it, that’s great.” In an article on Penn State’s website, Mac Miller said that working his brother is “easier, more fun and comfortable.”
Mac Miller’s Brother’s Voice Can Be Heard on the Song, ‘Perfect Circle/God Speed’
Mac Miller told Noisey in September 2015 that when he was out in Los Angeles, he crashed at his brother’s home. In that same interview, Miller mentioned his brother’s presence on the song, “Perfect Circle/God Speed.” The song features a voicemail from McCormick in which he wishes his brother happy holidays and mentions how he hasn’t seen him in a long time. Mac Miller told Noisey, “We’re very domestic. We cook. We have cats. We make coffee in the morning. We recycle.”
In a September 2016 interview with Pigs and Planes, Mac Miller said that his brother “does every album cover.” For the cover of The Divine Feminine, Miller said the cover was taken from a photo taken by McCormick. Mac Miller described working his brother as being “funny because when I work with him on stuff I see how it is to work with me.” The same article says that Mac Miller had several of his brother’s paintings in his home.
Some of Miller’s Fans Have Reached Out to McCormick to Offer Their Condolences
Some of Miller’s fans have reached out to McCormick to offer their condolences via Twitter and Facebook:
Mac Miller Had Also Referred to Rapper Whiz Khalifa as Being ‘Like a Big Brother’
In addition to his actual brother, Mac Miller had previously described fellow-Pittsburgh rapper, Wiz Khalifa, as a big brother. Miller said, “Wiz has been a big brother to me with this music thing so far. Our relationship is beyond music. He really is just my homie, whether I will be making music or not.”