Mac Miller Donates $50K To Make-A-Wish Foundation

During a recent live show, the Pittsburgh rapper signed his John Hancock on a $50,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

With his album Blue Slide Park earning a number one spot debut and nearly 150,000 copies sold in its first week, Mac Miller has a lot to celebrate this year. But the Pittsburgh emcee decided to commemorate his success in a different way: by donating $50,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

According to a recent article from Soul Culture, Mac Miller put his John Hancock on a $50,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during a live show in his hometown of Pittsburgh. A video of the actual signing can be seen below.

Mac apparently promised to donate $50K to the charity, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening ailments, if he sold $50,000 worth of pre-sale copies of his debut LP. Although Mac didn't end up reaching the desired mark, he decided to donate the sum of money regardless.

Check out the video below to see footage from the concert.

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57 Comments

  • 80s Baby

    Its a good look but for you young people that dont make money or pay taxes...... GIVING MONEY TO A CHARITY IS CONSIDER A TAX WRITE OFF AND THAT IS 50,000 LESS HE WILL HAVE TO PAY IN TAXES AT THE END OF THE YEAR..... SO WHEN YOU SEE JAY-Z AND CELBRITIES DONATING SO MUCH MONEY IT BOILS DOWN TO A SIMPLE FACT DONATE TO A CHARITY AND LOOK GOOD AND DO IT FOR A GOOD CAUSE OR PAY THE IRS THE SAME AMOUNT YOU DONATE

    • $$$$

      Regardless of their motives, at least the money goes to good causes that help people out instead of to the government.

  • Jeremy ThequietGuy Orr

    Now thats whats up.. A indy artist dropping that much paper on charity! Got nothing but the upmost for Mac Miller. Some rappers make 10x more than that and never really give to nothing

  • Stephen A Smith

    I'll donate 50$ for him to stop making music forever.

  • awww, how sweet

    That was a very nice thing of Mac 'Malcolm In The Middle' Miller to do.

  • ASEE

    Make a Wish Foundation is such an amazing charity. Big image boost for Mac for me at least.

  • stephan

    That's a nice thing to do. He still donated it even though he didn't reach his goal. And he isn't that caked since he just dropped his first album. I may not enjoy his music too much, but mad respects to him.

    • Anonymous

      who gives a fuck about an upbringing?? im only concerned about MUSICAL CONTENT... and imho mac miller can spit.. he spits what he knows and doesnt try to be someone else.. wtf you hatin for?? you dont like it move along

    • 5 Venoms

      @ffffffuuuuu: Quasimoto. @Dom: hes not rich but were sure hes not broke either, he probably had a similar upbringing to drake. Middle Class white jewish.

    • fffffuuuuu

      The fuck is that thing on your avatar?

    • Dominic Eubanks

      He grew up not to far from me and trust me its not a rich neighborhood.

    • Anonymous

      hes jewish and grew up in a rich neighborhood...wtf are you talking about him not being caked?

  • Will Lavin

    Big... Good looking out Mac Miller. appreciate what you're doing for the indie circuit and of course for the kids of the Make A Wish Foundation. #BlueSlidePark

  • B-Line

    DOPE. That's a good look. Great Move. As a rapper Miller doesn't bring much to the table but shows his moral compass is pointing in the right direction.

  • Anonymous

    That money would have been better spent on some surgery and lessons on breathing through your nose.

  • Anonymous

    That's cool. Don't listen to him but respect for this move.

  • K Dougie

    * What you cant see unless you slow the video down 1000 percent is that human is a shapeshifter from the center of the Earth. Sorry for the typo.

  • K Dougie

    Look, the way I see this is Mac's been running the game for years right? So he only felt it was right to funnel a few of his funds into legal markets. Eventually it will catch up to him though cause errrrrybody knows Macs been making deals witht he greys to gain power on Earth. I knew this from the first youtube vid he ever posted where hes crawling outta the ground. Mac was created in an alien temple at the center of the Earth and spent the last 2000 yrs growing, watching, learning the ways of us surface dwellers. So now that brings us to 2011/2012. He has a number 1 album and gives 50,000 to the make a wish foundation as if he's saying...Make a wish you niggas were fresh as I are. Cause Mac officially took over the surface just like his creators wanted. If you dont believe me just look at his kool aid and frozen pizza video...At 53 seconds he slaps a "human" on the back of the head. What you cant see unless you slow the video down 1000 percent is that shit human is a shapeshifter from the center of the Earth. He is the one watching over Mac while on the surface to ensure things go as planned.

  • Makaveli The Don Lives On

    Respect for this, really generous move!

  • NDNPOWER

    Much Respect to that. Real shit thats a badass move for any artist let alone an indie one. Hes gonna keep doin his thing. Already made a mill and then some so we'll have to see if he'll continue being generous.

  • Anonymous

    I think this dude is a slightly below average rapper but I keep gaining respect. He's staying independent, respects real hip hop like Big L, and donates alot of money for an underground artist. That being said, I'm waiting for one of those $500million dollar rapper to decide "Hold up, what do I need 500m for?" and donate like half of it.. Of course this will never happen but...

    • Anonymous

      ^I'm pretty sure I would donate half of it. And these rappers aren't dispersing it between friends and family, they are keeping 98% of their cash.

    • BGG

      would you donate half if you owned 500 mil or would u disperse that among your friends and family i luv how ppl talk shit but wouldnt do half tha shit they expect other ppl to do if they had all that money

  • thought dog

    There's no way you can look at the pic of Mac Miller and think he's not missing any chromosomes.

  • Raiden

    I respect him for this even though I still think hes wack.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Mac Miller saved hip hop. swag

  • Anonymous

    Mac apparently promised to donate $50K to the charity if he sold $50,000 worth of pre-sale copies of his debut LP. Although Mac didn't end up reaching the desired mark, he decided to donate the sum of money regardless. ^that pretty nice

  • Anonymous

    if he donating that much he must be getting PAID, props on doing something good even though im not a fan

  • Clarence Murphy

    I fucked with that track Preemo produced as Preem usually brings out the best of artists when his name is on the production credit list. No hate here. Props to Mac for donating to those in need where he could've easily spent the money on unnecessary things.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Mac Miller is the best white rappa alive. he is much betta den Feminem & Slug of Atmosphere. he even betta den black rappas like NaDs, Slave-Z, Gayne West, Gayme, Rakim, KRS 1, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Mos Def... Blue Slide Park is a hip hop classic. swag

  • nixnox

    nice to see him giving back, I like Mac, his album is dope. much respect.

  • g

    Dont understand why no one can congratulate the guy but we can comment on rayj and fabs "fight". Either way thats a real positive thing for him to do and hes only 19

  • TheOne

    He is dumb and uneducated like 80% of the world. 50k down the drain.

  • Anonymous

    thats a real dude rite there i hope he dont go to a major cause they might try to influence him to go pop

  • Anonymous

    You can't talk sh*t about this...

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