Macklemore’s pro-Palestine diss track is “the most Rage Against the Machine song since RATM,” says Tom Morello

In the midst of the Kendrick Lamar/Drake beef Macklemore dropped a diss track of his own, but his is aimed at Palestine, Joe Biden, the police that have been breaking up pro-Palestine protests, and anyone else supporting Israel’s attacks against Palestine. “I want a ceasefire, fuck a response from Drake,” he raps. The song is called “Hind’s Hall,” named after Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall, which protesters renamed Hind’s Hall in honor of Hind Rajab, a 6-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The song is only currently up on Macklemore’s Twitter, but he says he’ll be donating all proceeds to UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) once it’s on streaming services.

Sample lyrics: “When I was seven, I learned a lesson from Cube and Eazy-E/What was it again? Oh yeah, fuck the police.” “You can pay off Meta, you can’t pay off me… You can ban TikTok, take us out the algorithm.” “We see the lies in them, claimin’ it’s antisemitic to be anti-Zionist/I’ve seen Jewish brothers and sisters out there and ridin’ in/Solidarity and screamin’ ‘Free Palestine’ with them.” “Occupyin’ the quad is really against the law/And a reason to call in the police and their squad/Where does genocide land in your definition, huh?” “The blood is on your hands, Biden, we can see it all/And fuck no, I’m not voting for you in the fall.”

Tom Morello praised the song, saying, “Honestly @macklemore’s ‘Hind’s Hall’ is the most Rage Against The Machine song since Rage Against The Machine.”