This is a truly beautiful song and one of my all time favorites from Macklemore. As a Jewish/Humanist I have an exceptionally strong appreciation for this song. The lyrics are extremely intelligent and well worded, and both MCs portray an ideology that’s unfortunately rarely seen in hip-hop. Both the beat and soft chorus instrumental are phenomenal and really suit the tone of the song well.
This is from Macklemore’s “The Unplanned Mixtape”.
“The only time I felt like I was talking to God, was in my Walkman walking with Nas”
This song brings back fond memories. I vividly remember two years ago at the very beginning of summer break (about 3 months after Nujabes died)…I’m laying on top of a lush green hill, next to a beautiful lady friend of mine. Both of us are peacefully watching the soft summer clouds float by while smoking on a few kush joints….and I had this amazing song playing in background on my computer. I must have had on repeat for at least an hour…it set the mood so beautifully. Definitely one of the most peaceful moments of my entire life. Thank you Nujabes for making it happen, may you rest in beats.
This is off of the OST album Samurai Champloo Music Record: Departure.