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15 Responses to “Thrift Shop by Macklemore”

  1. Ah, the Seattle Goodwill Outlet. It’s like panning for gold, except instead of crisp, stream-swept gravels, you’re up to your elbows in filthy, musty clothing.

  2. Teirhan says:

    The Heist is turning out to be one of the unexpected gems of this year.  Macklemore can bring the funny and he can bring the serious (Same Love, Wings, &c) .  Highly recommend everyone who likes rap give it a try, and even if you don’t it’s worth checking out. 

  3. alexkrupp says:

    Some more awesome macklemore songs:

    The Magic – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42zNUGw415g – About becoming a buddhist after using psychedelics.

    Otherside – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWhx-CtPmBU – About overcoming a cough syrup addiction

    Same Love – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0 – About same sex marriage

    This guy’s entire catalog is pretty awesome. And who would have ever predicted five years ago that America’s #1 rapper (at least by top iTunes song) would be a guy who has spent time basically living as a buddhist monk.

  4. cycle23 says:

    I was woke up at 7:45am by a 6 year-old neighborhood drummer, so, assuming I’m not mishearing a lyric here, I know where he can find one for $20. Hell, I’ll pay him $20 to come get him.

    Fun song. Love the shout out to R. Kelly.

  5. Øyvind says:

    I’m no fan of rap or hip hop genrally, but tracks like this are what stops me from dismissing it as a musical genre I will never like. I loved this.

  6. That was brilliant.  I heard a couple of very Clay Davisesque “Sheeeeeeeee-it!”s in there too, which is always a bonus.

  7. confu says:

    I bought this song yesterday after listening to it several times in the last few weeks, always thinking “this is f***in awesome”.
    Nice to find it here on BB :) Too sad there are not more tracks featuring Wanz on the album, but I think I will buy it anyway, see alexkrupp´s comment.

  8. RembrandtQEinstein says:

    This video is the epitome of “fun” – which is a lame but completely accurate way of describing it – I find myself watching it over and over again, and enjoying it every time. The song is great, but the video just feels like a party. ALSO, it should be noted that this music video was a completely bootstrapped operation – they basically funded the production of the video themselves and did all the grunt work. It’s a completely authentic in every respect. Very rare these days. 

  9. LinkMan says:

    I love that the first line of the first verse gets right to the point regarding his anatomy.

    So many rappers waste so much time on metaphors.

  10. For a similarly epic video of this man, check out “And we danced”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhf5cuXiLTA

    Awesomeness in its pure form.

  11. dogjutsu says:

    I’m not really a rap/hip hop fan, but I’ve been a fan Macklemore ever since I saw his performance of his Dave Niehaus tribute (Seattle Mariners play-by-play guy from the beginning of the team until he passed away):


  12. TheOven says:

    bed bugs

  13. dorkhero says:

    If only there was a song/video captures the same joyous feel of treasure hunting at your local used bookstore…