I stumbled upon Macklemore checking out an underground hip hop blog, and it turns out this Seattle based rapper is already on the up and up. He was recently highlighted as Unsigned Hype by The Source and made XXL Magazine’s 2012 Freshman Class list. I really dig his raps because they are honest and not about the BS, but actually have a point and a story to tell.
Check out this first song, “Otherside”, which is a VERY powerful song about the mirage that rappers paint around drug use, and then Mackelmore brings it back to reality and highlights the struggles he and his friends had overcoming drugs and addiction.
The second one below, “Wings”, starts as an ode to Nike shoes but turns into a testament about materialism and consumerism.