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VIDEO: Pitt basketball honors the late-Mac Miller with perfect hype video

Jeff Capel

Pittsburgh men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel runs his first practice Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Rebuilding the Pitt basketball program won’t be an easy process, still, the first-year coach believes the energy is back in a program that floundered under Kevin Stallings. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Pitt basketball hasn’t done much right in recent years, but they nailed this.

On Friday night before a Homecoming football game against Syracuse, the Panthers dropped the perfect hype video: The team dancing in Blue Slide Park to a song titled “Party on Fifth Ave.” by Mac Miller.

Miller is a Pittsburgh-bred rapper that passed away about a month from what appeared to be a drug overdose. Blue Slide Park was the name of his first full-length album, and the tributes to Miller in the park can be seen in the video.

Miller had a reputation for being one of the founders of Frat Rap, corny popcorn rap by young white men about partying, college life and waking up hungover. By the end of his life, however, Miller was so much more as an artist. Anyone that hasn’t seen his performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series needs to take ten minutes and listen to these two songs.