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“We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it,” the late rapper’s family wrote in an Instagram post.

A posthumous Mac Miller album is set to be released next week.

The album, titled Circles, was announced earlier today (January 8) by the late rapper’s family on his Instagram page. According to their statement, Circles was meant to be a companion album to Miller’s Grammy-nominated 2018 LP Swimming: “Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle — Swimming in Circles was the concept.” They also credited producer Jon Brion, who worked with Miller on Swimming, for his role in finishing Circles following Miller’s death in September 2018 at age 26.

“This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path,” his family writes. “We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it.”

Read the post in full below. Circles will be released on January 17.

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Circles. January 17.

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