Goldlink Calls Mac Miller a Culture Vulture and Biter in a Nice Way in Open Letter about their complicated Relationship.
Goldlink shocked the world when he put an open letter to Mac Miller on social media for the world to see. It was candid, and directly from his mind with no filter. He touched on the things that made their relationship so rocky, but a great at the same time.
He also seemed to be alluding to Mac Miller being a Culture Vulture. He didn’t say it in a mean way, but in a way that meant he accepted this fact he believed. He refers to their problems stemming from the way Mac Miller “adopted other people’s styles” in his music. This is the main aspect of being a culture vulture. Maybe he meant something else by that part of his letter, but it sure does seem to come across that way, take a look at the full letter he released on Instagram below.
I’d be lying if I said I was surprised to hear that you died on us. Not because you were necessarily troubled, but because you were special and because of that, you were troubled. At your peak, you were the archetypal rapper all of us wanted to be; which was independent. But also just a kid with really bright eyes about life. I’ll keep it short because I want to continue our conversation for when it’s my time to go. But I think what made you and I special is that we weren’t always on the best terms. So I didn’t always have great things to say about you.
When we were on the GO:OD AM tour, I played you my album “and after that we didn’t talk”, and you thought it was absolutely incredible. I released it under the“Soulection” label and the single for my album was called “Unique” ft. Anderson Paak, and that was your favorite song at the time. You loved it so much that you made the entire tour party listen to it, and surprised me with a cake after my set. I always thought you drove yourself insane about your own music. So much that, you would adopt styles as homage to those around you that you loved.