Last week, rapper Macklemore won 4 grammys. I don’t care much about commercial award shows since today’s commercial Hiphop “artists” are not producing much “art”. His win ended up causing a racial controversy that led to Macklemore stating an apology for winning.
Couple days later, I was having a conversation with a friend on facebook where we were going back and forth, with me saying how much Macklamore sucks and him saying he does not. I was talking to him about the ever so famous and horrible “thrift shop” song. My case was:
Hey, Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?
What, what, what, what… [many times]
Bada, badada, badada, bada… [x9]
I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
This is fucking awesome
Like come on? How can anyone claim that as “lyrics” but that’s when my boy reminded me about an old forgotten song I heard in the mid 2000’s
Macklemore’s “BBOY” track….
After he played the Bboy track I had to fall back a little because truth is, Macklemore does know what’s up with the culture. And although he pretty much “sold out” to make it, he does state in his song intro that he’s just trying to get paid.
All in all, this one goes out to the ones that do it for the love AND trying to get paid while doing it right.
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