Published Jan 22, 2016There's another month to go before Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis deliver their new album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, but the pair have unveiled a thought-provoking piece for us ahead of time. Following up an old solo track of Macklemore's, it's a racism-examining piece titled "White Privilege II."
The original track was released on Macklemore's 2005 full-length, The Language of My World. It's unclear if the newly revealed sequel will appear on the rapper's next album, but it's a lengthy piece that finds the Macklemore attempting to join a rally before wondering what, as a white man, his best of course of action is to be a good ally to movements like Black Lives Matter.
The arrangement comes multi-chambered and features samples of protests, a jazz piano-scored skit about a prejudiced run-in with a fan, thoughts on police discrimination and privilege, and more.
You can stream the song below, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's This Unruly Mess I've Made arrives February 26.