If the subject matters tackled wasn't enough, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sure expand on the dialogue of today's ongoing social issues on the fearless "White Privilege II."
The sequel to the original record, which appeared on 2005's The Language of My World, sparked a big conversation online today (January 22) and below we lined up reactions from Iggy Azalea to Raury, Talib Kweli and more.
I think that Macklemore's latest song, White Privilege II, is powerful, important, & necessary. It, like all art, is also open to critique.— deray (@deray) January 22, 2016
Please listen to Macklemore's newest song, White Privilege II, before commenting on it.— deray (@deray) January 22, 2016
Macklemore is not a hero, a savior, or a prophet for discussing white privilege. & he is not saying he is. & you shouldn't either.— deray (@deray) January 22, 2016
macklemore going 3rd bass to iggy's vanilla ice. smart play, if nothing else.— bomani (@bomani_jones) January 22, 2016
So NEEDED: White Privilage 2 https://t.co/6Eqrl6wvRJ ‘Macklemore’ Must Listen.— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 22, 2016
The fact @iggyazalea thinks Macklemore song was a diss to her, instead of actually listening, is proof of her privilege. Fuck Iggy Azalea.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 22, 2016
True story. I actually rooted for Iggy when she first came out. But she's disrespected hip hop culture one too many times.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 22, 2016
@IGGYAZALEA years ago, Macklemore did a song called White Privilege saying ppl compared him to Eminem. Did Eminem take it as a diss? No.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 22, 2016