Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Release ‘Stay At Home Dad’ On Fathers Day
The talent that these guys have is good reason that the Seattle duo has taken the industry by storm. If you took the lyrics off a Ryan Lewis instrumental the beats would still be songs in their own right (a distinction I’d give old school Kanye West and Xaphoon Jones production) and Macklemore’s ability to bring a message or story to a song is extraordinary. Take the re-release of their 2010 song ‘Stay At Home Dad’ for example; the goofy wordplay detailing the struggles being a stay at home Dad over a super-smooth beat (that sampled a Xaphoon Jones production by the way). Never thought I’d ever be hearing the phrase “Shit, it’s 4 o’clock, time for OPRAAAHHH” in a hip-hop track. Maybe these dudes should link up with the dude Lil Dicky?
— Macklemore (@macklemore) June 16, 2013