I'm not a huge rap fan, but I do consider myself an equal opportunity listener, and occasionally I'll find a hip hop album that I just can't get enough of. That's the case with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist, with which I am currently obsessed.
Everyone's heard the hit single off the album (if you've somehow avoided "Thrift Shop" mania until now, you can give it a listen/watch here), but if you think a song about finding a sweet deal is all that these two gents have to offer, you'd be sorely wrong. Other songs on the album are about dealing with addiction, rights for all people (regardless of sexuality or race) and the want to be a better man.
Although it might be hard to believe those grand ideas would fit together with a song in which Macklemore raps about zebra-print jammies, but trust me—they do.
Here are a couple of my favorite songs off the album:
"Can't Hold Us"
"Same Love"—Warning: This video is full of some serious feels.
The entire album is streaming on Spotify (regular version), or here on Grooveshark (deluxe version), if you'd like to hear more.