Originally Posted by AussieChiefsFan
Wow some strong hate for Macklemore here.
I actually think he's fairly good. I'll wait for another album to make any long term decision. But going back to some of his older stuff too, its pretty good.
I wouldn't call what I said hate for Macklemore. If anything it was criticism of the tendency to take some newly popular artist and pretend that they have skills and abilities heretofore unseen and unknown in the genre. This tendency usually demonstrates ignorance of the genre on the part of the person making the claim.
See Mumford and Sons as another example. "Dude. He's such an awesome banjo player."