Macklemore Dedicates 'Hind's Hall' to Palestine and Slams Biden

Macklemore Dedicates 'Hind's Hall' to Palestine and Slams Biden

American rapper Macklemore has taken a vocal stance in his latest song "Hind’s Hall," which addresses the conflict in Gaza and supports student protests in the US calling for a ceasefire. The track is a tribute to Palestinian child Hind Rajab, who was killed by an Israeli strike, and echoes the renaming of Hamilton Hall at Columbia University by protesters. In the song, Macklemore expresses his criticism of President Joe Biden's support for Israel and indicates that he will not vote for him in the upcoming election, accusing the president of having "blood on your hands."

The single pledges all proceeds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, despite past allegations of some UNRWA employees being linked to Hamas. Macklemore's lyrics also touch upon the silence of other artists on the issue, calling out specific names such as Drake, and criticize the music industry's focus on feuds, such as that between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, instead of more pressing humanitarian crises.

The release of "Hind’s Hall" has received a mix of support and criticism from the public. Supporters have lauded the song as a powerful use of hip-hop for justice, while others have scrutinized Macklemore's stance and past expressions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite the controversy, the song has quickly gained attention on social media, with a preview clip on Instagram receiving significant views and likes within hours of posting.


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