Thrift Shop

Artist: Macklemore and Lewis

Album: The Heist

Posted on 09/13/2013

Record Label: Macklemore LLC

Released On: 08/28/2012

Hate Speech

Sexual Content


Macklemore has picked a relatively benign theme of shopping in the Thrift shop for his clothes and living a frugal life. Good job. Unfortunately, he has laced the song with foul language and racial epithets but manages to stay away from violence, explicit sexual content, and drug use. His line: “One man’s trash, that’s another man’s come up” is indicative of the better parts of this song. With a little effort, this song could have been a thumbs up, but Macklemore violated our review criteria for hate speech.