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  • DMVinyourchick

    Rofl homie hoppin around like a fuckin lepracauhn

  • LuxuryRap

    Dude completely stole John Legend’s sound

  • JustMyOpinion

    I am a regular viewer of SNL and I must say these guys music are terrible. Let’s stop pretending album sales determine a quality album, once you’ve purchased an album it’s yours, there’s no way to determine of those 2 million albums, how many people actually LIKED the album.

    Think naught? How many times you bought an album you disliked? Just because you dress different and don’t use generic producers doesn’t equate to you being “nice.”

    Ever since Nas said Hip-Hop is dead, EVERYONE, Bloggers and Fans, have been searching for its new savior. From magazine’s proclaiming “NY’s Back” with two artist whom embody a southern sound and its okay to do so, but doesn’t we should accept anything (emphasis) that come along with a “different” sound.

    Hip-Hop is the ONLY genre of music that allow its artist to crossover, I’ve yet to see a country artist become (emphasis) a rapper, but in a heartbeat you’ll see a rapper (emphasis) become a pop artist (think: Cee-Lo, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida). Flo Rida even proclaimed, and I paraphrase, I never said I was a raper from the streets. Huh?

    Like what you like, but let’s stop pretending that breath of fresh air isn’t polluted.

    In the words of Star (of Star & Bucwild) the game has NO objectivity. None.

  • Black Shady

    I never heard an independant rapper SO MUCH on the radio…and im in fuckin Montreal.
    So…this nigga is still doing all this being independant? im just asking…

  • J UK

    Cosign JustMyOpnion, preaching the same as me right there. Sure, I’ll get hate for standing out against these guys but seriously, enough already. Also, who exactly cares that their music is independent, because it’s still everywhere you look and that doesn’t automatically qualify it as being good.

  • slav

    @JustMyOpinion
    A.) I think you’re confusing album sales with single sales for thrift shop. Which is actually over 3 million now
    B.) Just because you heard 2 of the songs from the album and don’t like either doesn’t mean you know what the album sounds like.
    C.) Also, I dont think anyone is fighting saying macklemore is the best rapper out or anything but he has been working for a long time for him to get his shine and he finally got it. It is the ultimate underdog story which most people love. Plus, it’s entirely independent it’s not something you can just dismiss. It’s DOPE.

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  • imolaHa

    he is wack
    and they paid a label to play his song on radio : )

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ Slav

    I see where you going, Same process. 2 songs? I know ignorance when I see it no need to dig any further. That’s like telling me to listen to a rapper that’s been rapping 10 months. This guy say he shops at a thrift shop and everyone goes crazy. This is elementary rap, there’s no formula. He’s telling you that he shops at a thrift shop. Hip-Hop is Fiending for a savior and that’s all it is to it. There’s nothing to this guy. NOTHING.

    How is this not (emphasis) different from Vanilla Ice. Not comparing rapper’s with the same complexion, but rather a rapper that swerve from the “norm.”

    Rap records don’t sell no where near where they used to. There was a time when rapper’s sold a million records in ONE week. Bad Boy records, 2 million albums was the NORM for them. There was a time singles used to sell 5 million. True story. Albums used to ship-I repeat-ship 3 million records.

    I don’t know if you recall those days, but I do. So, I am in no way impressed with 3 million sold.

    I’m all up for the discussion, rap fans to stop the “we’ll accept any rapper approach.” Waka Flocka bemoaned “I ain’t (sic) no dictionary rapper.” We accepted that, we’re not far away from the ‘Pootie Tang’ scene where he absolutely nothing in the studio.

    Wake up, spend 1.29 cents wisely.

    The game needs an objective radio host. Hope satellite radio hires Star & Bucwild SOON.

  • Donn

    @JustMyOpinion

    Good and bad music is a matter if personal opinion. And ur opinion is YOUR opinion. Ppl like what they like and they don’t shouldn’t be bashed for it. There’s music out there for everybody. I hate music fans like u cus you try to force your taste on others. Like what u like and let others like what they like. Someone puts out a record that someone gets joy out of and ppl like u pop up and say No, u shouldn’t like that. U dont have taste and ruin a person’s joy. Whoever u listen to, enjoy them and make no apologies.

  • J UK

    Donn,

    I agree with JustMyOpinion and even though he doesn’t need anyone to speak out, I’d like to say that the issue here isn’t necessarily even whether or not he likes the song (my opinion is that it;s garbage) but moreover WHY people are rushing out and buying it.

  • M.T

    the album was nice. glad i finally gave it a listen.

  • logan

    macklemore is the new eminem. hes a swag god.kill em niggas with the swag!

  • donde eres

    There’s a shrink in music. Sales and Quality suffer. as long those artist pay for overheard, nobody gives a fuck

  • JustMyOpinion

    @ Donn

    See @ J UK comment. My point exactly

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    the fact that he’s independent makes it that much better

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  • brza

    These guys are clowns. I’m well aware of their backstory. This is just not for me. They should be thanking Ellen for the exposure to the mainstream.

  • brza

    And Ryan Lewis is the producer/cheerleader. Ha!

  • mac DIESEL

    B.DOT MUSTA BEEN DOIN’ CARTWHEELS IN THE MIDDLE OF MANHATTAN WHEN HE FOUND OUT THEY WAS GONNA BE ON SNL!!!!

    …….. HA!!!! RYAN LEWIS MAKES SOME DECENT BEATS THOU!!!! I’LL GIVE ‘EM THAT!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    • B.Dot

      I just know how recognize talent @Mac Diesel. U on the other hand….

  • james

    @ JustMyOpinion You had me a little until you started saying there’s nothing to Macklemore, which made me realise you clearly haven’t listened to much beyond Thrift Shop
    Just go bump “Otherside” and tell me there’s nothing to him. Some say he’s corny but he’s just telling his story, his is different to yours, so what, let him tell his story. If everyone who ever made a rap record’s story was the same it would be hella boring. And when you say 3 mil sold means nothing to you? mate when you’ve sold 3 mil off your own back and not just observed it happening, thats when you can ridicule 3 mil sold. Let them have their shine

  • KillaK

    It’s actually a good album. He has some lyrical content if you go further than just the singles.

  • http://www.youtube.com/VerbaDeLycKRecords PiKaHsSo

    Macklemore Looks Like A Retarded Vin Diesel in Bobby Browns 90’s clothing

  • mac DIESEL

    I just know how to recognize talent @Mac Diesel. U on the other hand….

    ^

    NEGRO PLEASE!!!! U SWEAR U THE HIP-HOP GOD!!!! WHEN ALL U ARE IS ELLIOTT WILSON’S SIDE CHICK!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • Tef

    @JustMyOpinion, actually, the powers that be are fiending for another WHITE savior for hip hop. Em, earned his place, and broke with a major deal, but before Dre he had no platform in hip hop. This Macklemore cat, Mac Miller, Asher Roth are being suspiciously elevated, and with independent contracts they have more exposure and radio single push than Niggaz on major labels. I find that unsettling.

  • get off macksnuts

    you have got to be kidding me bdot.

    this live perforamance was horrible!!!!

    know talent huh? more like you want some of macks twitter followers

    CMON SON

    DICK RIDING IS SO 2000

  • you KNO

    MACKLEMORE IS THE HOTTEST MC IN THE GAME RIGHT??????

  • Killa206

    I’M FROM SEATTLE WHERE HE’S FROM AND NO BLACK PEOPLE SUPPORT HIM OR HIS MUSIC ALL WHITE. HE’S TRASH TO ME AND YES THEY PAID TO GET WHERE THEY ARE. SO FUCK HIM AND HIS MUSIC…..THE BEST CATS IN SEATTLE COMING UP ARE J.PINDER,JO-DURT,SPACEMAN, GOOGLE THEM

  • a comment

    Why does there have to be such a big race divide. Look, he’s white, sure. Yes, that probably doesn’t hurt his marketability but there’s more to it then that and you’re really discrediting the dude by saying otherwise or whatever. Anyway, Thrift Shop sold because of TWO factors and two factors alone. It’s catchy as fuck and it has a light quirky music video. THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO ADVERTISE THEMSELVES. THAT’S IT. They had a strong core fan base before Thrift Shop even dropped and he’s not just another “Vanilla Ice”. Everyone has radio hits and it’s up to the consumers to go deeper into an artists catalog. JustMyOpinion, I’d recommend that you listen to the songs Jimmy Iovine and Starting Over. Also I’m not a Macklemore dickrider, in my opinion he’s pretty average but there’s more to him then what you’re suggesting.

  • Aaron.

    Ive been following Macklemore since The Unplanned Mixtape not because he was unknown or because he was independant. I followed him because he has songs and lyrics that alot of people connect to. He has some dope songs some funny songs and some serious songs that really make you think. His song Otherside is probably in my opinion the most TRUE song and the most INSPIRATIONAL song i have ever heard. When it comes down to it he speaks the truth and people listen unlike most artists who use controversy to get there message out Macklemore doesn’t, he is just hisself and people relate and listen. STOP LISTENING TO THE SINGLES AND GO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC!!!!! OTHERSIDE, NEON CATHEDRAL, STARTING OVER, I SAID HEY, ETC ETC this guy has amazing music with an amazing message and he is what hip hop needs and thats the truth.

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