Typically in hip hop, rappers are constantly talking about how much stuff they have, how expensive it was, and generally how they are “balling out of control.”
Well Macklemore decided to take a different route, making a song that’s all about finding bargains and getting deals on everything you purchase by shopping at the Thrift Shop. Of course fans wanted to know what the inspiration was for a track like this, so Macklemore decided to discuss his inspiration for the project.
“I am the most prolific thrift shopper in the rap game right now. What Bob Barker is to the Price Is Right, I am to used fringe jackets. My collection is worth anywhere between $70 and a $100,000,000 depending on who’s appraising it. I’m gonna be honest, if it’s me…. I’m going with a million. Count the zero’s. That’s how many fur jackets I have. Tell PETA my Mink, Fox, Rabbit, Coyote, and Hungarian Raccoon jacket are ALL dragging on the floor. And I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I love my animals. But they’re dead. And they’ve been dead for hella. When I wear them, I’m bringing them back to life and introducing them to a whole new generation who wasn’t around when they were out in the woods doing their thing. Those animals have now migrated from some old lady’s closet, to a thrift shop and are now getting their proper shine, up to 40 years later. It’s recycling. And recycling is beautiful, am I right? That’s what this song is about.”
This single will appear on Macklemore’s upcoming album dubbed ‘The Heist,’ which is currently set for an October 9th release date.