On Friday, noteworthy hip-hop artist Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26.
While he is being remembered for his contributions to hip-hop and his passion for the music, many of his fans loved Miller for the simple fact that he seemed like them, and that he never lost his sense of himself in his fame.
Nothing displayed this notion better than the single "Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza" off of his first major mixtape "K.I.D.S.", which launched his career back in 2010.
On the track, the then 18-year-old rapper drops lines like "Weed’s got me laughin’ like a damn hyena," and "Cali for the kush cause boy I know there’s plenty there." The song - both in its lyrics and its attitude - typified the high school stoner archetype as it existed in the late 2000s.
As Miller went on to explore new mindsets and musical styles throughout the rest of the decade, he never lost that friendly, guy-next-door image that he presented here, in what served as an early career thesis statement.
Revisit the song below: