Macklemore - Fallin
I’ve been a fan of Macklemore ever since he released his mixtape The Unplanned Mixtape back in 2009. He’s one of the realest rappers of all time, and after listening to Fallin you’ll understand why. Macklemore lived a rough life riddled with depression and drug addiction, and he’s obviously not afraid to beautifully illustrate his pain and alcohol drenched past through his music. Fallin goes exceptionally hard. It’s my second favorite song off The Unplanned Mixtape, my favorite song being Church (ft. Geologic), which I rated a 9.7.
If you’re ever confused by exactly what the term “real hip-hop” means, this song is a perfect template for its definition, or for at least what I perceive it as. Real hip-hop is hip-hop that depicts truth and the complicated reality of our chaotic world through the emotional perceptions of the artist.
My Song Rating: 9.5 out of 10