Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have shared a poignant new song about addiction, "Drug Dealer," featuring vocals from Ariana DeBoo and co-production from Joshua "Budo" Karp.
Over a subdued piano progression offset by frantic percussion, Macklemore tackles the vast scope of substance abuse in just the first verse, touching on the drug- or alcohol-related deaths of celebrities like Prince, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, the political
pull of pharmaceutical companies and the ongoing opioid epidemic in America.
Following DeBoo's aching chorus – "My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor/ Had the plug from Big Pharma, Pharma" – Macklemore vividly delves into his own struggles with addiction.
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