I recently downloaded one of the best albums I’ve heard post 2000. I know a lot of you may want to believe 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Trying album was the pinnacle of hip-hop, but please hold back your angst, for I bring you the realest piece of music you’ve heard in a while.
Macklemore is a Seattle native who has battled adversity and an addiction to codeine. Macklemore preaches about equality and the acceptance of same-sex marriage in “Same Love.”
He also makes another catchy tune all about the odds and ends you can find at a thrift shop. Macklemore’s ability to make a story sound so seamless through a song is unreal. He dominated the iTunes charts when his album The Heist released on Oct. 8. I highly recommend going and picking up this album.
Ryan Lewis produces some of the best hip-hop I’ve heard in a while. His use of horns and other instruments just makes the songs so catchy. It’s like the two artists play off of each other so you can’t tell if the song was made for the lyrics, or the lyrics were made for the song.
Macklemore is surprisingly real on all of his tracks. It’s his heart and soul poured out into an album, and that’s something I think any fan of music can appreciate. It’s a gem in hip-hop, especially at a time where every artist under the sun is pumping out an album every three months.
So if you’re looking for an artist who knows how to keep it real, check out Macklemore and be ready to experience some new, refreshing hip-hop.
Kevin Moss can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org