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It was released on August 27, 2012, as the lead single from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' second studio album, The Heist.

The song is a hip hop song with elements of pop and rock.

The lyrics are about Macklemore's love of thrift shopping and his rejection of materialism.
The song was a commercial success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one in over 20 other countries.
It was certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA.

The song's music video was directed by Ryan Lewis and features Macklemore and Wanz performing the song in a variety of thrift stores around Seattle.
The video has been viewed over 1.7 billion times on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched music videos of all time.

The song's success has been attributed to its catchy melody, its witty lyrics, and Macklemore's relatable message. The song's message of rejecting materialism has resonated with many people, and it has become an anthem for those who are looking to be more conscious consumers.

"Thrift Shop" is a truly iconic song that has stood the test of time. It is a great example of how a hip hop song can be both catchy and meaningful. The song's message of rejecting materialism has made it a popular choice for people all over the world.

Here are some additional facts about "Thrift Shop":

The song's title is a reference to thrift stores, which are stores that sell secondhand clothes and other items.
The song was inspired by Macklemore's own experiences of thrift shopping.
The song has been used in several films and television shows, including Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project, and New Girl.
"Thrift Shop" won two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance in 2014.

The song's catchphrase "I'm gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket" has become a popular meme and has been used in various contexts, including as a way to express one's frugality or to poke fun at someone who is being materialistic.

While some critics have criticized the song's message of rejecting materialism, it has also been credited with helping to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable fashion.

"Thrift Shop" is a polarizing song, but there is no denying its impact on popular culture. It is a song that has been loved and hated in equal measure, but it is a song that is sure to continue to be listened to for years to come.



Thrift Shop - MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. WANZ

Hey, Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?
What? What? What? What?
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What? What? What? What?
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What? What? What? What?
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome.
Walk into the club like "What up? I got a big cock!"
Nah, I'm just pumped, bought some shit from a thrift shop
Ice on the fringe is so damn frosty
People like "Damn, that's a cold ass honky!"
Rolling in hella deep, headed to the mezzanine
Dressed in all pink except my gator shoes, those are green
Draped in a leopard mink, girl standing next to me
Probably shoulda washed this, smells like R. Kelly's sheets (Pisssssss)
But shit, it was ninety-nine cents!
Bag it, copping it, washing it, 'bout to go and get some compliments
Passing up on those moccasins someone else been has walking in
Bummy and grudgy, fucking it, I am stunting and flossing and
Saving my money and I'm hella happy, that's a bargain bitch
Imma take your grandpa's style
Imma take your grandpa's style
No for real, ask your grandpa
Can I have his hand-me-downs? (Thank you!)
Velour jumpsuit and some house slippers
Dookie brown leather jacket that I found, dig it
They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard
I bought a skeet blanket, then I bought a knee board
Hello, hello, my ace man, my Mello
John Wayne ain't got nothing on my fringe game, hell no
I could take some Pro Wings, make them cool, sell those
The sneaker heads would be like "Ah, he got the Velcros!"
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
What you know about rocking a wolf on your noggin?
What you knowing about wearing a fur fox skin?
I'm digging, I'm digging, I'm searching right through that luggage
One man's trash, that's another man's come up
Thank your granddad for donating that plaid button
Up shirt, 'cause right now, I'm up in here stuntin'
I'm at the Goodwill, you can find me in the (Uptons)
I'm that, I'm that sucker searching in this section (Uptons)
Your grammy, your aunty, your momma, your mammy
I'll take those flannel zebra jammies, secondhand and rock that motherfucker
The built-in onesie with the socks on that motherfucker
I hit the party and they stop in that motherfucker
They be like "Oh that Gucci, that's hella tight!"
I'm like "Yo, that's fifty dollars for a t-shirt!"
Limited edition, let's do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a t-shirt, that's just some ignorant bitch shit
I call that getting swindled and pimped, shit
I call that getting tricked by a business, that shirt's hella dough
And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don't
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Trying to get girls from a brand, man, you hella won't
Man, you hella won't
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome
I'll wear your granddad's clothes
I look incredible
I'm in this big ass coat
From that thrift shop down the road
I wear your granddad's clothes (Damn right)
I look incredible (C'mon!)
I'm in this big ass coat (Big ass coat)
From that thrift shop down the road
I'm gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I'm, I'm, I'm hunting, looking for a come up
This is fucking awesome