Macklemore's new single, "White Privilege II," has got a lot of people talking. While a few listeners were briefly distracted by Iggy Azalea's clapback to Mack's having mentioned her on the song, others took to social media to hash out the larger issues that the Seattle rapper addresses on "White Privilege II."

Today, the prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist DeRay Mckesson revealed that he and Macklemore spoke for an hour via phone this morning to discuss context and core critique of "White Privilege II." In a statement to Complex, Mckesson said that Macklemore's song will, "at its best, invite people into a conversation re: race who may not have been in the conversation before with the goal of bringing awareness that changes behavior.​"

"Awareness is an important first step, a precursor to action," Mckesson said. "This song is continuing to bring awareness to the issue of white privilege and its impact."

Read DeRay Mckesson's tweet-readout of his conversation with Macklemore, below.