Macklemore has recently appeared on CBS Morning promote his new album, titled “Ben” which include features from NLE Choppa and Dj Premiere among others.
A short clip from the upcoming interview was shared by Macklemore himself where the host asked him how he looks at being a white rapper in a predominantly black genre on which he replied:
“I think it is true [that I’m the guest in hip-hop]. It is true and I agree. If you look at the origin of where hip-hop came from and what was happening in New York City, what was happening in the Bronx, and the way black people and people of color have been treated historically in America from the jump, this was the music that was birthed out of oppression.” said Macklemore.
Then he continues: Hip-Hop is inclusive so there’s always been an open door to a certain extent. But I’m a guest, Em [Eminem] is a guest. Doesn’t matter how good we get. Doesn’t matter how great Eminem is. We’re guests in the culture. Hundred percent. And that’s not to say that I don’t belong here… I absolutely belong here. But you still have to realize this is not your house. You’re a guest! Take Your shoes off and help with some dishes.”
You can watch the interview below:
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