Following their statement single “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back with another track off their impending album, The Heist. “Thrift Shop” scoops a feature from Wanz, and takes on a topic slightly less serious than gay marriage. Here’s what Macklemore had to say:
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. – Macklemore
Expect a music video on the 29th and the entire The Heist album to out on October 9th.
*Updated with the music video.
Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) | iTunes
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