Add Talib Kweli to the list of Macklemore defenders. But don't dismiss the Black Star rapper's point. According the Brooklyn native, Macklemore is Hip-Hop, but his fans aren't (of course Kweli didn't mean ALL his fans, duh).
Talib came out swinging on DJ Whoo Kid's SiriusXM show today ... defending Mack & Ryan against rap fans and critics by saying, "When you hear people dissing them, they really dissing their audience."
He explained, "Their audience don't know about hip hop, but their audience is into them."
It's an interesting perspective ... because ever since Macklemore blew up last year he's been hearing that he has an unfair "white rapper" advantage.
Talib doesn't buy it, but check the clip ... he addresses the whole white rapper theory.
Watch the clip below. Let us know what you think of Talib Kweli's rationale in the comments.
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