Macklemore is a certain breed of musician, a rare kind of artist that speaks truth. You won’t feel like he is catering to your tastes when listening to his music, but you will feel him. You’ll find testaments to this truth in his tracks like “the town” or “white privilege”. These songs are fundamental building blocks to a musical movement fronted by a man that you can’t listen to without hearing something greater than the music.
When he began working with Ryan Lewis the Vs. EP that they produced was nothing short of brilliant. It threads together stories of family, addiction, gender roles, and growth through masterful use of samples and Macklemore’s almost breathless delivery of words that again, speak truth. Featuring artists such as RHCP(otherside), Beirut(Irish Celebration) the Vs. EP will catch your ear and keep you tuned in from start to finish.
These guys are not to be missed at Sasquatch.