Seattle rapper Ben Haggerty, aka. Macklemore, may have written the best song ever about vintage shopping.
'Thrift Shop,' a single off his debut full-length album the Heist is a tribute to the thrill, the struggle of finding amazing things at your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or Value Village.
Some lyrics from the song:
"I’mma take your grandpa style, no for real, ask your grandpa
Can I have his hand-me-downs? Velour jumpsuit and some house slippers
Dookie Brown leather jacket that I found digging"
The video has Macklemore and collaborator Ryan Lewis romping through various thrift stores in the Seattle area in some amazing outfits. Tiger-print coat with a massive fur collar? Check. Zip-up Batman onesie with a Davy Crockett hat? Damn, right. It's also ridiculously catchy.
He also loves his fans and ran a contest to see which of them could put together best thrift-shop outfit. The winners got to attend the premiere of the video.
Speaking of the video, "Thrift Shop" has almost seven-million views on YouTube and their album hit no.1 on iTunes earlier this week. So you'll probably be hearing a lot more from Macklemore in the near future. We think that's a good thing.