Saturday, 24 December 2011
TotW - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Wings
I can't believe I just found out about this just this week. It really is a beautiful track. Macklemore, a.k.a. Ben Haggerty raps about the fashion trend from back when he was a kid in school. More specifically, he raps about shoes. He shares the story of how he got those brand new Nikes that just came out and he became cool because of it. He later learns that shoes don't matter as much as he thought and that materialism can be a dangerous thing. His flow is great and easily conveys a wide variety of emotions throughout the track. I also have to praise the production of Ryan Lewis. Beautiful pianos and strings that go eerily well with Macklemore's lines. It's the first time that I heard a solo strings section in a rap song. Really great song and the video is not too shabby either. Check it out.