Maybe it comes from the pride I have always had in being a Seattleite, though I'm sure it also comes from how I basically just love his music, but I find Macklemore to be quite a talented artist/musician. You all probably have heard his hit singles "Same Love," "Thrift Shop" (the beginning of the music video takes place at a really cool bar that I've been to called Unicorn; if you're ever in Seattle, go to Capitol Hill one night and have a drink there as you enjoy the nightlife!), and "Can't Hold Us."
Through its hardcore beats and background music, and the combustible passion that Macklemore displays in through tone of voice, indescribable pressure and occasional sudden subtleties in syllables, this artist sends a chill down the spine as the musical piece of work reminds you that life is about devoting every fiber of your being to what you love and to not sacrifice your identity and inner being for anything outside of your vision of passion.
Have a listen, and let me know what you think. Enjoy!