Macklemore vs. Le1f

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Macklemore vs. Le1f


This sure puts a new spin on the rap feuds of yesteryear. Today we are talking about Macklemore and Le1f.  Le1f is a bit bent out of shape for a number of reasons and you can read all about that on this buzzfeed post. Did you engage in the conversation on buzzfeed and get upset about somebody else’s comment and start your own feud? Good, that’s what they want. If you got too distracted by Le1f’s deleted tweets and missed the actual music part, here it is:

Le1f - "Wut" (April 2012)

Macklemore - "Thrift Shop" (August 2012)

So if you’re wondering what all of the fuss is about Le1f is upset that Macklemore’s “Same Love” (2012) won a VMA (“Video Music Award”(that’s a show on MTV (that’s “Music Television” (they used to play music videos (“TV” is this box you probably used to have in your living room that tuned in channels that would show commercials and your favorite TV shows like “That’s Incredible” and “The Jeffersons” ))))). Macklemore is a straight, white guy. Le1f is a gay, black guy. So in addition to there being issue with “Same Love” (a pro gay rights track), “Thrift Shop” has some clear similarities to “Wut”. Did I get that right?

And for your enjoyment, all videos are worth watching. At time of posting “Thrift Shop” has over 409 MILLION plays!




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16 Replies to “Macklemore vs. Le1f”

    1. Keith Post author

      Interesting. Wikipedia says “There has been some talk of the single’s similarity to the Fuel’s song, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”, which Chris Daughtry performed on American Idol.[citation needed]”. Doh!

  1. Travis

    heres 1 from taylor swift that was mentioned…probably why she never released this one as a single

    taylor swift: id lie

    saving jane: girl next door

  2. Travis

    2 of these 3 are compared all the time but ive yet to see the middle one compared

    alice cooper: eighteen

    cher: half breed

    kiss: dreaming

  3. Eleanor J Calder

    Afrojack – Take Over Control
    Owl City – When Can I See You Again?
    Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
    Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
    Armin Van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like
    U2 – Ordinary Love
    The piano in the U2 song chorus is nearly identical to Wrecking Ball

  4. H.D. Bruton

    While we’re at it, I’d like to add to this post:
    “Problem” by Ariana Grande.

    It’s not often when a pop song rips off a pop song from the previous year, and the #1 song at that.


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