When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold certainly isn't Atmosphere's finest work-which is along the lines of God Loves Ugly and Seven's Travels-but it's the best representation of how Slug and Macklemore sound a lot alike. Maybe even too much alike. But rather than hate, let's discuss: Macklemore's angry, raspy, emotional rhymes aren't the same as Eminem's, maybe there's similarities but who he finds himself sounding like is Slug, who perfected and bolstered the image of an angry, aggressive, emotional, self-deprecating rapper with a raspy voice, too. Slug supports him, but are we the only ones who can imagine Macklemore singing "Yesterday" where Slug raps about missing his dad? Yes, yes we can.
If you like Macklemore as an artist then you should listen to: Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold