Macklemore faces drug addiction

Macklemore Raises Awareness of Opioid Crisis with "Drug Dealer"

October 26, 2016

Other than making ridiculous songs about 99 cent leopord mink, Macklemore has been known to cover deeper topics such as gay marraige, white privilege, and so on. His latest music video, Drug Dealer, does just that with prescription drug addiction. 

The new music video shows a devastated Macklemore in a state of withdrawl from opioids as he raps about his personal struggle with addiction. Not only does he address it as a personal problem, but as a national crisis. He highlights this when saying, "But this sh**'s been going on from Seattle out to South Philly, it just moved out about the city, and spread out to the 'burbs." The song goes on to bring perspective of an addict and the national problem as a whole, with a chorus that states, "My drug dealer was a doctor." 

He even linked up with MTV and President Obama to create a documentary on the crisis, entitled Prescription for Change: Ending America's Opiod Crisis. Bravo to Macklemore for tackling an actual epidemic with his new music. 

The song can be found on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' latest release, This Unruly Mess I've Madeand the video for Drug Dealer can be watched here