I’ve recently been listening to Macklemore, a Seattle native, who has an interesting flow and delivers very powerful lyrics about topics ranging from commercialism to the effects of drug overdose. Along with the great chorus by Fences, Macklemore’s message about his cough syrup addiction a few years ago makes me want to replay this song over and over again. “Otherside” offers a darkly searing portrait of his own story of addiction and the hype of substance abuse within the hip-hop culture. Let’s not forget how beautiful the music video is.
The Otherside Remix Feat. Fences is available on Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – VS. Redux on iTunes.