“You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment /The magic, the passion, the fashion you toyed with/The culture was never yours to make better/You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea,” Macklemore raps.
“I’ve heard that silence is an action /God knows that I’ve been passive….We take all we want from Black culture/But will we show up for Black lives?” he continues.
While some people don’t know if Macklemore’s song is genuine, others have been praising the “Downtown” rapper for attempting to educate his community.
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is due out February 26. In the meantime, stream Macklemore’s new song below.