Tuesday, May 28, 2024

White Rapper Macklemore Had Sold 643 Downloads This Year Until He Found Antisemitism


Macklemore was a white rapper who had a couple of hits in 2012.

Since then, not so much. He’s had a lot of releases, but none of them went anywhere.

This year so far, according to Luminate, he’s had a total of 643 downloads. With streaming, he’s up to 40,000.

Suddenly, though, Macklemore has maybe a hit. His record, “Hind’s Hall,” has hit iTunes at number 7. Why the comeback? Macklemore has discovered antisemitism pays off.

“Hind’s Hall” is what Columbia students called Hamilton Hall during their illegal protests the last few weeks.

Macklemore has nothing to say about 1200 innocent Jewish fans murdered on October 7, 2023 at a music festival. He is silent on the subject of the hostages taken that day, the women who were raped, or babies that were beheaded.

What Macklemore does see is an opportunity to cash in with anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian rap. If you haven’t had a hit in 14 years, why not throw in with this gang?

It’s notable that Macklemore’s lyrics include a shout out to Ice Cube, maybe the most antisemitic rapper of all time. Ice Cube’s idiotic messages against Jews started at the beginning of his career and have continued into this decade.

This isn’t Macklemore’s first public display of antisemitism. At a 2014 Seattle concert, he wore a costume of a of a large fake nose and thick black beard that he later grudgingly apologized for.

He said it was “random,” chosen from available costumes so he could walk around unnoticed. I guess he thinks we’re really stupid. It was a lot like Prince Harry and his Hitler outfit.

Seth Rogen wrote on Twitter: “Really? Because if I told someone to put together an anti Semitic Jew costume, they’d have that exact shopping list.”

Rogen was right, and now we see the payoff. Unacceptable.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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