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Macklemore New Song “White Privilege II” Talks About Racism, Calls Out Iggy Azalea And Miley Cyrus


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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are gearing up to release their album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made on Feb. 26.

After addressing addiction on the Leon Bridges-assisted “Kevin,” the Seattle duo speaks out on racism, Black Lives Matter, and cultural appropriation on the nine-minute sequel to “White Privilege” from the 2005 album The Language of My World.

On the powerful anthem featuring Jamila Woods, Macklemore raps about marching for Black Lives Matter.

“OK, I’m saying that they’re chanting out, ‘Black lives matter,’ but I don’t say it back / Is it OK for me to say? I don’t know, so I watch and stand in front of a line of police that look the same as me.”

He also acknowledges his appropriation of black culture and calls out others including Elvis Presley, Miley Cyrus, and Iggy Azalea.

“You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment / The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with / The culture was never yours to make better / You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic / You’ve taken the drums and the accent you rapped in / You’re branded ‘hip-hop,’ it’s so fascist and backwards / That Grandmaster Flash’d go slap it, you bastard / All the money that you made / All the watered-down pop bullshit version of the culture, pal,” he raps.

Source: Rap Up

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