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.”
“‘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.”