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Once in a while I listen to music by an artist who is so well-rounded that I can’t help but write a post about him/her. This time, that artist is Macklemore. I came across his video for “Thrift Shop” on one of the rare occasions when I just so happened to tune in to MTV. “Thrift Shop” is basically a song about shopping at thrift shops. It’s catchy, has a nice beat to it, and is kinda funny in some places (“…Draped in a leopard mink, girls standin’ next to me

Probably shoulda washed this, smells like R. Kelly’s sheets

(Piiisssssss)…”). I love it because it’s the complete opposite of every other hip-hop or rap song out there with rappers taking about their bling, private jets, and whatever kind of liquor happens to be popular at that time.

“…They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.”

I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.”

Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition

Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit)

I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit)

I call that getting tricked by a business

That shirt’s hella dough

And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t…”

 

If you ever drank Nuvo just because you heard it mentioned in a song, you should be covering your face in shame right about now. Just kidding right?

 

Another great track by Macklemore is titled “Same Love” and discusses why he believes in marriage equality. It’s all very touching and my favorite part is the bit where he speaks about religion and how it ties into the arguments made against same-sex marriage.

 

“…When I was in church

They taught me something else

If you preach hate at the service

Those words aren’t anointed

And that Holy Water

That you soak in

Is then poisoned

When everyone else

Is more comfortable

Remaining voiceless

Rather than fighting for humans

That have had their rights stolen

I might not be the same

But that’s not important

No freedom ’til we’re equal

Damn right I support it…”

 

So give Macklemore a listen and tell me what you think.

  • rikkiyouthresource

    If you haven’t already, listen to his song, same love!