Macklemore strips down in his brutally honest new video for his song about drug addiction, “Drug Dealer”, featuring singer Ariana DeBoo. It paints a strong picture of his personal struggle with prescription drug abuse, which mirrors a nationwide epidemic.
Rolling Stone describes the video as this: “The Jason Koenig-directed clip opens with a shot of the tormented rapper in a shower, followed by a raw close-up of his face that moves in and out of focus as he rhymes about the scope of substance abuse, from celebrity deaths to the questionable practices of pharmaceutical companies. DeBoo croons the song’s poignant hook as she’s buried up to her neck in pills, and Macklemore powers through the rest of ‘Drug Dealer’ amidst a harrowing withdrawal sequence that ends with peace and recovery.”
This song is sparked from the release of a MTV documentary Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis which aired earlier this month. The documentary included Macklemore speaking with President Barack Obama about opioid addiction.
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