Macklemore Discusses Relapsing And Privileges That Fueled The Most Recent Album
"If I don't prioritize my recovery, it is only until that I am miserable or I'm loaded," Macklemore says.
Seattle rapper Macklemore spoke of his past use of drugs and the ongoing recovery in an interview published in Rolling Stone magazine.
"If I don't prioritize my recovery, it is only until that I am miserable or I'm loaded," Macklemore says in the article. "The drug you take depends on the relapse. It could be a pill. Lean. Weed. Something that I snort. Something to eat. It doesn't matter – if I put anything in my body, I want more."
The "Thrift Shop", the artist says that he has had substance abuse problems since he was a teenager, and after the success of his 2012 album, The Heist, he faced a relapse.
"When I do drugs, the only thing I can think of is how am I going to get more drugs," Macklemore says. Your youthful indiscretions included "breaking car windows to steal change to buy 40 years, making graffiti, riding in the cars my friends stole. I've always been drawn to the filthy fucking."
Macklemore is on the way to the search for peace in the midst of their struggles. Part of his journey includes the assistance to the meetings of the support group.
"I've been living a program of recovery a year and a half, and 99 percent of the time that has been doing very well." Macklemore says. "I'm going to be sitting in the living room, feeling fucking miserable, with a Rolex on the wrist, a Cadillac in the parking lot and a house on Capitol Hill. And I look around the room and see people more spiritually connected and fulfilled than I am, and have much more serenity and peace in your life."
Macklemore says that despite the stigma associated with recovery, the process does not provide useful information for the creative process.
"To see a man cry in front of a room of people, apologise and leave you with more power and respect, in a true way?" Macklemore says. "I strive for that when I play music. Writing the first draft of one, then tear it up and more deep. Dig. When someone is sincere, you set the room on fire. So for me, i