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Macklemore's "white privilege" album bombs
Macklemore follows up a monster album with a steaming turd that features a song called White Privilege II, where he checks his privilege for being white at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Quote:Zipped up my parka, joined the procession of marchers
In my head like, "Is this awkward, should I even be here marching?"
Thinking if they can't, how can I breathe?
Thinking that they chant, what do I sing?
I want to take a stance cause we are not free
And then I thought about it, we are not we
Am I in the outside looking in, or am I in the inside looking out?
Is it my place to give my two cents
Or should I stand on the side and shut my mouth? No justice, no peace
Okay, I'm saying that they're chanting out, "Black lives matter", but I don't say it back
Is it okay for me to say? I don't know, so I watch and stand
In front of a line of police that look the same as me

His new album, infused with social justice themes, saw a sales drop of ~1 million units compared to the previous one. It dropped like a rock.

Quote:The album dropped to number 31 in its second week on the Billboard 200.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Unrul...erformance & http://djbooth.net/news/entry/2016-04-15...nruly-mess

The album is currently ranked 185 on the Billboard charts: http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200

Macklemore says he doesn't care about sales.

Quote:"There’s a lot of contributing factors to that number. I think that we didn’t want to come out of the gate with singles. The strategy that we had around releasing this music wasn’t about sales. If it would’ve been about sales, I don’t think we would’ve put out a nine-minute song about White privilege and White supremacy five weeks out before the album drops. The reasoning for doing that had nothing to do with numbers."

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04-20-2016 01:20 PM
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