Marmalade
7.26.2017

New Music: Macklemore feat. Lil Yachty – ‘Marmalade’

After treating his grandmother to a “Glorious” 100th birthday celebration, Macklemore teams up with Lil Yachty for “Marmalade,” the latest single off his forthcoming solo album.

Over an upbeat piano-centric instrumental, the Seattle rapper shouts out No Limit while explaining the song’s title. “Can’t nobody get up in my car today,” he raps. “Backseat feeling like a charter plane / Bumpin’ Silkk Da Shocker, Charge It 2 da Game / Paint dripping like I’m whipping marmalade.”

According to Macklemore, the song was recorded on election night and Lil Yachty’s verse reflects that. “I think they mad because I broke into the game with a crowbar,” he raps. “Top charts, hip-hop ain’t the same we the new stars / Rock stars, look at all my chains call them ice pops / Ring pops, let the rain drop on the wrist watch / Fuck the cops, and fuck Donald Trump.”

Speaking to Beats 1, Macklemore explained how his singles exemplify the versatility on his forthcoming sophomore album, his first release since parting ways with Ryan Lewis.

“‘Glorious’ and ‘Marmalade’ are the two first songs off the album and they’re obviously drastically different,” he said. “I always try to give a different pallets of sounds, textures, and vibes. This album, I was in a good place. There are some darker songs, for sure, but for the most part, if I’m in a happy place and life is good, that’s gonna be reflected in the music.”