They Ain’t Givin’ It.

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.

2 responses to “They Ain’t Givin’ It.”

  1. Like always, you give good recommendations…but I heard this album before your rec for once! Love this album. I agree about the timely messages in his songs. He’s very talented.

  2. The Heist is a great album. I pictured Hugh as more of a Def Leppard fan :D

    This 1-year report by Macklemore has some similarities (at least in my opinion) with Hugh’s journey as well.

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