"Mm-hm," I replied, "I appreciate the offer
Thought that this is what I wanted
Rather be a starving artist
Than succeed at getting fucked"
He thought that he wanted to be on a label, but he realizes how raw of a deal it is. It’s worth noting that both the flow and rhyme scheme are broken here, as if to emphasize that Macklemore refuses to conform.
Imagine the thrill of saying this, and then not one year later, making it 100% on your own. Telling Interscope to fuck off and then #1 on iTunes!
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