News: J. Cole Rallies Behind Macklemore's Movement: "As Much As People Hate, He's Opening The Door"

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 8:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Roc Nation rapper J. Cole recently shared his opinion on fellow hip-hop artist Macklemore and why despite some of the criticism he receives the West Coast spitter is paving lanes.

In Cole's perspective, Mack's choice in lyrics and musical content has only helped to expand hip-hop's horizon.

"Look at Macklemore," Cole says. "He has ['Thrift Shop'], the No. 1 song in the country, and there are kids who don't even listen to rap who live by him. So as much as people hate, he's opening the door for someone like me to come back on the Billboard charts with 'Crooked Smile.'" (Huffington Post)

Last week, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame revealed his interest in working with the Mackster.

"Where's Macklemore??? Someone tell him Waka Flame got a hit waiting.....," Flocka tweeted June 6th.
"FLOCKA!!!!!!" (Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter)

The 29-year-old rapper has even sparked attention from fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg.

"@SnoopDogg: @macklemore when u comn on tha GGN neff ?" <- I'm down whenever man...lets do it," Mack tweeted June 7 in response to Snoop reaching out. (Macklemore's Twitter)

Recently, Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt hopped onto his Twitter page to publicly question Mack's infectious "Can't Hold Us" anthem.

"also ahahah who the f*ck is this rapping very fast on 90's trance piano beat with this 'ceilings cant hold us' john legend hook?," Earl tweeted May 26th.
"macklemore is caked out as f*ck" (Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter)

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