• Song Name: Thrift Shop
  • Artist Name / Band Name: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  • Featuring: Wanz
  • Produced By: Ryan Lewis
  • Album Name: The Heist
  • Release Date: August 27, 2012
  • Genre: Pop, Rap
  • Record Label: Macklemore
  • Written By: Ryan Lewis & Macklemore
  • Performance: Peaked at No.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop Featuring Wanz Review

Before ‘Thrift Shop’ became a surprising chart topper, it was first a sensational and phenomenal hit on social video-sharing site YouTube, where the song’s music video has been viewed by up to 55 million times.

Macklemore, no matter how many critics and skeptics deny, is now a certified hit-maker. This song is a collaboration with Ryan Lewis (his producer) and Wanz. It is part of his CD ‘The Heist,’ which was released in October 2012.

The song is just one of the many facets of his catalog. It is one of the few pieces from him that is easier to comprehend and appreciate. The track can be considered as his clever jab at cultural obsession about fashion.

An entire verse talks about futility of purchasing expensive shirts and trying to exude style. The inner message is clear: fashion labels and brand names simply homogenize with the individuals who wear those. Moreover, true style and swagger can come from one’s own sense of individuality.

No one can argue that this track is a real masterpiece. Hate it or love it. Most reviewers are surprised about how it actually becomes pleasant to listeners’ ears.

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