December 21, 2009

Macklemore: a breath of fresh air into hip hop

The first thing you notice about Macklemore is his name and you instantly question everything about him, but really when closely examined…

Mack•le (m k l): To become blurred.
More (môr, m r): A greater quantity, number, or amount.

Macklemore’s much more than he appears to be.

But that’s the interesting thing about Macklemore, when you really think about his name, his lyrics, or even his life, you find that there is a lot more to uncover than you initially realize. Macklemore’s only album is called “the language of my mind,” and while it had some good tracks, the music he has recently released on his new 7 song mixtape, “The VS. EP,” is probably his best work yet. Macklemore consistently kills it on this tape, getting some help with some of the best beats from Ryan Lewis. Macklemore’s voice leads, as everything he says feels very real and you instantly connect. See the first tracks below.

Macklemore - Otherside

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