“Thrift Shop” is Macklemore’s ode to all things thrift shopping. If you ever noticed his style, it definitely does not come from shops that sell the new clothes — it’s the off the beaten path thrift shops with all those fur coats, leather jackets and fringe 80′s wear that Macklemore seems to rock so well. There is no doubt that you will see more kids rocking the thrift shop attire now, especially after the reinforcement of this Ryan Lewis produced banger. ”Thrift Shop” is taken from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ HIGHLY anticipated debut album, The Heist, that will see it’s release date on October 9th. Check what Mack had to say about the song below. Look for “Thrift Shop” to hit itunes very soon.
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