I love raunchy, cliche, radio hip hop as much as the next 17-year old. (Nope) But Macklemore is different. If you enjoy some substantial lyrical nutrition in your ears, you will welcome the thought-provoking, heartfelt and thoroughly tender words of this Seattle native emcee. While Macklemore has been in the local spotlight for a bit, his music is clearly surfacing broader airwaves. I appreciate tracks like "White Privilege" and I raised a good-natured brow at "And We Danced." But the track to check out is "The Town" — Macklemore's videos are as vibrant and rich as his flow and you can tell he loves what he does with every fiber of his Irish being.