The rap world still won’t let Macklemore get away with winning anything. Earlier today, Billboard named “Thrift Shop” the top rap single of all time, the backlash was pretty epic, and it’s still going strong.
If we’re being fair here, “Thrift Shop” is a pretty huge record. Aside from going 7x platinum, and becoming one of only six singles to do so solely on sales, Macklemore’s ode to used clothing was the second-highest selling single of 2013, next that Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. heater, “Blurred Lines.”
On the flips side, rap fans have been debating over Macklemore’s rap credentialS for a while now. We don’t really expect for rap the controversy and endless debates to die down, but in the meantime, Mack and Ryan Lewis are filling up their trophy case, racking up rap hatred (Drake wasn’t really a fan of the rapper’s Grammy apology text to Kendrick Lamar), and laughing all the way to the bank. The Seattle music duo that Hip-Hop loves to hate is worth a cool $16 million, and counting.
Billboard’s Top Rap Song honor is based on the numbers and not opinion, yet Twitter has no time for small and important details.
Take a look at 15 (good and bad) responses to their latest feat in the gallery below.