Hometown hero and independent artist Macklemore does what he can to keep prices low on his merchandise, tickets and music. Unfortunately for fans, a lot of people want a piece of the rapper's success, which means where there's profit to be made, prices will be raised. In an attempt to curb the cost of fandom, Macklemore announced a new plan today -- he's planted some merch, which he's personally worn, at Seattle-area thrift-shops.
In a Facebook post today, Mack encouraged fans to pirate his album and share it with friends, to buy tickets and music directly from him, and, if they really wanted a t-shirt, to do like he says in his huge single, "Thrift Shop," and go pop some tags.
"Can't afford a t-shirt? Try Seattle area Goodwills and Value Villages.... we just donated a bunch that I have worn at shows," a status on his official Facebook reads.
Macklmore made waves last week when information about a secret music video shoot leaked early and incorrectly, causing huge crowds to turn out on Broadway and requiring producers of the music video to extend a city-issued permit to keep the road closed.
With producer Ryan Lewis, Macklemore sold out two December concerts at Key Arena within a matter of minutes and hours, respectively. The duo then added a third date, which has not yet sold out.