Watch: The Macklemore-approved parody of ‘Thrift Shop’

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I guess you could call it Macklemore parody day here on Guerrilla Candy.

A few hours ago I posted “Oceans of Emotions,” the funny parody that tackles Macklemore’s methods. Now we have “Pot Shop,” which is a hilarious spoof on not just Mack’s “Thrift Shop” as a song but also riffs on the “Thrift Shop” video.

Watch: MC Type’s Macklemore spoof

The saying goes that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, which makes this the most-stoned piece of flattery around. The first half of the song humorously takes Macklemore’s thrift shop lifestyle and turns it into a cotton-mouthed, red-eyed ode to cannabis. But before you go thinking this is song is the product of  a stoner gone wild, the second half is a message about the legalization of pot. Add in the noted stone-cold sobriety of Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore) and you have yourself a very well-done concept. Oh and the song is endorsed by Macklemore too, so it has that going for it as well.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.