I love how autobiographical this album is. If you haven’t listened to THE HEIST all the way through, you should. SAME LOVE, a song about equal rights for gays, might be the anthem of our times. Macklemore raps about his alcoholism, his obsession with shoes as a young man, and his reasons for going independent with his music. The beauty of rap and hip-hop is how self-aware it can be. How personal the story can be. Few albums pull it off like this one.