Macklemore has become a beacon of white gay hope and the face of "progress." As an independent artist, his fame and wealth are truly surprising and almost inspiring. However, he does a more destructive and problematic work, and his success, as validated by his new Grammy awards, speak to a larger injustice.
If you're a boomer, your brain is teaming with decades-old pop tunes that you just can't forget. The real reason you can never remember where you put your keys? Too many of your brain cells are clinging to every last lyric to 'Fire and Rain,' 'Free Bird' and 'Sweet Home Alabama.' Don't believe me? Just take this simple test: