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Riff: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

Oct 31, 2012

I’ll wear your grand-dad’s clothes/I look incredible

from Thrift Shop lyrics by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)

Macklemore has made a career (and now a #1 album) through hip hop hipsters – hopsters -and damn if he’s not amazing at it. This jam reinvents swag for fiscally-minded shoppers in hipster meccas a la Portlandia with some sharp humor: “Probly shoulda washed this, it smells like R. Kelly‘s sheets.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahina.yust Mahina Rae Yust

    this song is what i look up to when im down it is awesome song

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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