If you’ve had nine minutes to spare this past week you might you have listened to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “White Privilege II.” If the length of the song took it off your radar, you probably only heard about the verse that most are referring to as a diss to some of pop’s biggest names. “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.” But as Macklemore referred to it on Sway in the Morning this past Tuesday, it’s something that “a lot of people have misinterpreted.” He says, “that whole verse is me implicating myself,” and throughout the 50 minute interview, he breaks down the song from inspiration, implementation, and creation.
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