They be like “Oh that Gucci, that’s hella tight”
I’m like “Yo, that’s fifty dollars for a t-shirt”
It’s ridiculous to spend 50 dollars on a simple t-shirt just because there’s a Gucci label. There are many more shirts available at a cheaper cost at the thrift store that may be better quality, more, stylish, more original, etc. He might be saying a shirt is a shirt and shouldn’t be that unreasonably high simply based off a brand. He’s mocking people who buy stuff because it’s “popular” and “designer.”
Note that the sax riff in the background breaks down during “Yo, that’s $50 for a t-shirt”… like the music itself is saying “$50? The fuck you say??”
This is actually Gucci…
Macklemore seems to be taking on the entirety of mainstream rap with these lines and the song as a whole. One of the major ailments of hip-hop is materialism, and it seems like with this song, he’s going directly against the likes of the Lois Vuitton Don in his flannel zebra onesie.
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