Mere days ago, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis gave us “Spoons,” the worst song in the entire history of recorded music. But even after foisting an historic turd like that upon us, Macklemore wants us to remember that he is a real-and-true hip-hop head. We’ve already noted that the upcoming album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made features contributions from present-day greats Chance The Rapper, YG, and Anderson .Paak. And it also features appearances from some of rap history’s finest names. KRS-One and DJ Premier are both way, way past their prime, but Macklemore does, I suppose, deserve some kind of credit for giving them work on the new track “Buckshot,” a song named after the New York underground titan and Black Moon member. (Macklemore also shouts out Buck’s Boot Camp Clik on the song.) Unfortunately, being in the presence of these rappers does not magically turn Macklemore into anything other than a trash rapper. Still, an interesting honor-student exercise. Listen below, via Miss Info.
The self-released This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is out 2/26.