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  • +7
    General Commentits good to know that there are still people such as macklemore, atmosphere, grieves, common market, and artists like them that rap about more then just pussy, money, and weed. This song is awesome and is how rap should be.
    Woody5151on February 21, 2011   Link
  • +6
    General CommentTis song is about the cough syrup epidemic, and more importantly the outbreak of it. This song simply preaches the effects that high profiled rappers have on their followers and the way that aspiring musicians can be so influenced by the messages of their idols. Macklemore preaches the fact that those who sing about drugs and alcohol are not necessarily singing from experience and despite the popularity of cough syrup within this demographic " It's not condusive to being creative". Macklemore sings fro an unglamorized perspective and attempts to nulify the effects of previous rappers by emphasising the point that cough syrup is deadly, and despite how it is portrayed, should not be condoned (And trust me it's not dope to be 25 and move back to your parent's basement) Macklemore also emphasises the point that we will always be tempted by negative influences, despite how much we resent them when young. Terrific song.
    dd3073on December 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAmazing, powerful song. The meaning has already been stated pretty clearly. It's sad hearing live versions of this song and noticing "I've seen Oxycontin take three lives" has changed to four.
    ActionManNZon December 18, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYears ago when I heard this song I was floored...I am glad to see him getting big now because he has a very important message to spread.
    sewok15on February 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow the hell is there no comments about what this song is about..
    irandom97on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I know what this song means because I have been through it. the see my peoples dreams diepart reminded me of mexico, my home country. I see the kids say they want to become something more than a farmer. and it make me sad to see them play around and know what is going to happen to these kids. I have been around death since I was 3 years old. my mom died when I was 3, my closest grandmaa/mom at 5, and then my grandpa at 10. theres more people that I haven't seen dead. and its sad to see some of my friends do drugs in front of me. I just relate this song to my life. it just makes me sad to hear this song.
    l33tmaster12on December 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song that not just about sex and drugs like most other rap songs
    lloseyourselffon March 21, 2017   Link

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