Macklemore: The only rapper who doesn't come off as a douchebag
Anyone else love this guy? When I heard Thrift shop, I was blown away. He is the only rapper to date who doesn't come off as an utter loser or low-life. And the only rapper I know of to be able to hold down a long term relationship. And the only rapper to not feature scantily clad women and talk about banging them. Man this guy is an inspiration.
I don't think Rizzle Kicks are douchebags.
This is rap for out of touch racists. The same thing has been done over and over, but since it's a privileged white guy it's being celebrated by the usual people who don't like rap because they hate black people.
Is r3 serious or trying to be funny? It's just a fucking pop song, Mary.
The Heist as a whole is a fabulous release. Two years ago had the opportunity to attend Macklemore's annual fan appreciation pizza party.
Ryan Lewis, though, is the hots.
r3 is just typical DL trash spouting the usual agenda. Stay here for a while and you'll get used to it.
Actually I've met him, and he DOES come off as a douchebag in real life, OP.
Let's play guess how old OP is.
I don't know why but I find him incredibly hot in the Thrift Shop video. I love when he says Motherfucka...so cute.
[quote]Ryan Lewis, though, is the hots.
He so is, I was surprised no one picked up on this in the other thread about them. It's kind of an odd set up they have, but Ryan is too beautiful not to use.
I like others here first got into them through that "Same Love" video (a breakthrough for a homophobic genre, don't get the fuss for Frank Ocean), on the strength of which made me get the album, first hip hop album I've got in ages.
Only like Kanye and Jay-Z I think, Eminem for a brief period in his hyped days. I was more of a fan back in the day with Dre, BIG, Public Enemy, Golden Age stuff. It felt better then when it was new in the 80s/early 90s.
There is some truth to what R3 is saying whether people want to believe it or not.
White rappers who try to sound black make me cringe. Not only is it inauthentic, it's the modern day equivalent of performing in blackface.
Garbage r13. Rapping is a version of singing, i.e. vocal manipulation. If you can sound good while doing it, more power to u. It isn't like Black rappers go around talking like they rap on an album, have you heard Jay-Z give an interview? Talent is talent, and it is colorblind. Success is not colorblind, however, and there is a strong argument that we wouldn't even be discussing this guy if he was Black on the merits of his rapping and message alone.
Kool Keith has excellent rhymes, is smart, weird and doesn't take anything seriously. Don't forget about him, OP.