So Macklemore (and the ever trusty Ryan Lewis) just released a song featuring Ed Sheeran called "Growing Up (Sloane's Song)" and it's a touching track meant for his new baby girl. It centers around Macklemore's attempt to figure out fatherhood while on the rebound from some substance abuse problems and even though every so often he strays from that sentimental message to talk about all the music festivals and yoga poses his daughter's going to do as she grows up, it's an okay tune at its core -- an indulgent tribute track that obviously has a lot of personal meaning for the singer. The one thing we're scratching our heads about is why Ed Sheeran, of all people, was chosen as the collaborator, especially in light of the fact that Sheeran's recently come under fire for receiving praise for making music that many see as just an appropriation of music made by people of color (and whose work gets overlooked or overshadowed in favor of Sheeran's). Oh wait...


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