Music Review | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: This Unruly Mess I’ve Made
Bigoa Machar, Arts Editor
Macklemore LLC | Score: B+
For the longest time, I looked at Macklemore as the calzone of rap music: he’s not great, but if it’s there, I’ll enjoy it. Would I rather have pizza over a calzone? Hell yeah, but that doesn’t discount the calzone by any means. Going into this album, it’s exactly what I expected it to be. Macklemore gives off a goofy vibe when he raps and always has some really strong instrumentals from Ryan Lewis. This album was much better than that compared to his last album, and his “Every white guy in America went to the barbershop and asked for the Macklemore haircut” off the track “Brad Pitt’s Cousin” made me really laugh. Macklemore also caught a lot of flack for the “White Privilege” song off this album, but it actually does a really good job of sharing his point of view on the current race situation in America. All in all, I was happy with this album and I recommend it to anyone looking for some new music to listen to.