"Drug Dealer" - Macklemore ft Ariana DeBoo [SoundCloud Audio Single]

Samir Maraj

by Samir Maraj

Published October 12, 2016


Performed by Macklemore
Produced by Macklemore
Co-Produced by Joshua "Budo" Karp
Featuring Ariana DeBoo

Written by: B. Haggerty; J. Karp; J. Rawlings, J. Sinclair; D. Takahashi; D. Dalton; T. Andrews

Lyrics by Ben Haggerty
Featured Vocals by Ariana DeBoo
Drum Programming by Ben Haggerty
Bass by Joshua "Budo" Karp
Piano by Joshua Rawlings
Violin by John William Sinclair
Cello by Dave Takahashi
Additional Background Vocals by Tyler "XP" Andrews and Joshua "Budo" Karp

Mixed by Jon Castelli
Mastered by Dale Becker
Engineered by Stephen Hogan
Additional Engineering by Adam Burd (Avast Studios Seattle) and Milo Eubank (Robert Lang Studios Seattle)
Assistant Engineered by Eric Droppo (Robert Lang Studios Seattle)

Macklemore Publishing (BMI)
Gutterfunk (ASCAP)
Joshua Rawlings (ASCAP)
John William Sinclair (BMI)
Dave Takahashi
David Luke Dalton (ASCAP)
Tyler Andrews (ASCAP)

Macklemore adds to his catalog of ballads with the release of the powerful track "Drug Dealer." The song is featured in his documentary Prescription for a Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis, which aired last night on MTV and featured President Barack Obama.

Set with a backdrop of calm piano keys and ethereal vocals,"Drug Dealer" has Macklemore tackling one of the United States' largest problems: Pharmaceutical drug addiction. Up-and-comer Ariana DeBoo delivers a powerful hook to go along with the music, but never detracts the listener from the imagery of Macklemore's lyrics.

Macklemore, also known as Ben Haggerty, has had a long history with prescription drug use and offers some valid insight at the corruption within Pharmaceuticals when it comes to classifying the addictive qualities of these drugs, as well as discussing his own personal demons.

"Drug Dealer" is now available for purchase on Amazon, as well as other music streaming services. You can stream the documentary on YouTube, courtesy of MTV.

For more music, news, and tour dates, check out Macklemore's Zumic artist page.

Source: Macklemore's Soundcloud

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