Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released a new song “Drug Dealer” that include some deep thoughts. The song features the soulful sounds of Ariana DeBoo as she shares the scary truth about today’s drug dealers. While the song focuses on the use of prescription drugs, Macklemore is not a stranger to this topic. His past song,“Otherside” also mentions drugs and how they affect lives without even knowing it.
Like “Drug Dealer”, “Otherside” also has Ryan Lewis featured on it. The duo seem to work well together when it comes to their music. In “Drug Dealer” like a majority of their music, they are sticking to their own sound and topics. Instead of going with the trend of prescription drugs that many rappers broadcast, Macklemore speaks on the same topic but in a different way.
It also has been hinted at that Macklemore released the song today in preparation for his talk with President Barack Obama. The talk aired on MTV tonight and covered the ugly truth of opioid addiction. In the song and in real life, the drug dealer that is mentioned in the hook by Ariana DeBoo is an actual pharmacist who is providing the drugs for their personal profit.
“My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor. Had the plug from a pharma, pharma. He said that he would heal me, heal me.But he only gave me problems, problems…. I think he was trying to kill me, kill me. Kill me for a dollar, dollar.”
By shining the light on the critical and harsh reality that many people who are receiving their drugs in todays world are getting them from the doctor who is supposed to be helping rather than hurting. All in all the song provides the listener something to ride to as well as think about. Food for thought in hip-hop is always appreciated.
Check out “Drug Dealer” above !