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Hear Macklemores Addiction Ballad Drug Dealer

12 October 2016 Written by 

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.

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Macklemore's Meditative Addiction Ballad 'Drug Dealer'

Content Originally Published By: Jon Blistein @Rolling Stones

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