Macklemore drops the new visuals for his single, “Heroes,” featuring Gang Starr Legend DJ Premier. Joshua “Budo” Karp produced the lead track off Macklemore’s forthcoming album, “Ben,” set to drop on March 23rd, 2023. It’s Macklemore’s first solo album since 2017’s “Gemini.” Macklemore co-directed with Jake Magraw. The cinematic gritty black and white footage theme are reminiscent of back in the day, as Macklemore reflects on the influence of people like DJ Premier, DJ Quik, N.W.A., and Iceberg Slim, on him.
“DJ Premier’s production defended my childhood. He was the soundtrack to my adolescence. I used to study his drums. The way he chopped samples. The way his scratches have a personality to them, a voice. By the time the first snare hits, you can usually tell it’s a preemie beat. I love this shit. I love this era. And I miss it. “Heroes,” ft. DJ Premier, I will be proud of this one forever. I got to make something with one of my Heros.”