Love him or hate him, Tom MacDonald is not afraid to speak his mind. Tom MacDonald is an up-and-coming rapper from Vancouver, Canada. He is known for his songs “White Boy”, “Straight White Male”, and “If I Was Black”, controversial songs which seem to comment against progressive thought and offer interesting alternative insights about racism, misogyny, and gender identity, however wonky the lyrics may be.
Who is Tom MacDonald? Tom Macdonald is a Canadian rapper and media personality. He first rose to prominence after releasing his album “LeeAnn’s Son” in 2014. He had quite a few popular releases in the succeeding years.
But in 2018, “Helluvit” became his first hit, reaching 5 million views on YouTube. He is also known for other songs such as “WhiteBoy”, “Dear Rappers”, and “Castles”. Tom MacDonald’s age Tom MacDonald was born on September 21, 1988 in Canada.
His zodiac sign is Virgo. As of today, he is 36 years old. His mother’s name is LeeAnn MacDonald, as disclosed in his song “LeeAnn’s Son”. As a teenager, Tom worked as a professional wrestler. MacDonald appeared on Pay Per View with WWE Super Stars and on a bi-weekly TV show in Alberta.
Tom credits his success to an “Eminem realization” that he had as a 14-year-old professional wrestler and amateur poet. In an interview with online magazine Four Letter Nerd, he said, “I was like ‘Yo… this guy has blonde hair… I have blonde hair.
This guy has blue eyes… I have blue eyes. He looks like me… he sounds like me… I could do that”. Tom MacDonald Career Tom began his rapping career in 2009. He tried experimenting with various genres like hip hop, conscious rap, and alternative hip hop.
MacDonald posted his first YouTube Video “Wannabe” in May 2014. In 2018, he released “Dear Rappers” which received more than 500,000 YouTube Views. Tom MacDonald’s Influences According to an interview with Samash.com, he cites classic rock bands as his inspiration for entering the music industry.
His influences include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Joe Cocker, the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, and Aerosmith. He says, “I just think that music is really expendable these days and it’s really for like 3 months or 6 months and then it’s gone forever.
Guys like Zeppelin and the Beatles; their music has been around for 30-40 years and it’s really timeless. It gets passed down from parents to their children and when those kids grow up, they are probably going to pass it down to their kids.
That’s really what I’m trying to do”. Tom MacDonald Relationship Tom has been dating rapper, music producer, and fellow Canadian Nova Rockafeller since 2017. They met in their hometown in Edmonton in 2009, he asked her to perform on a show.
They became best friends before they started dating. Tom MacDonald’s Net Worth Being an independent rapper, his main source of income would be from his YouTube views, iTunes downloads, concerts, and tours. According to his diss track “Mac Lethal Sucks”, he earns $12 Million.
Tom MacDonald Awards and achievements MacDonald received a nomination for the prestigious Canadian Leo Award. He has also performed with famous artists such as Major Lazer, Wu - Tang Clan, Mad Child, and Swollen Members. He toured through Europe twice in 2013 and 2014 with Kool Keith and Onyx.
Tom MacDonald’s Tours, Merch, and Contact Information While Tom MacDonald is not currently signed to any label, he does keep a website so fans can keep watch him on tour. His website www.hangovergang.com keeps information on tour dates as well as allows fans to purchase tickets and merchandise.
He can also be contacted at [email protected] or through his agency Allive at www.alliveagency.com. Is Tom MacDonald’s Dead? Despite his killer lyrics, Tom MacDonald is very much alive. His website has laid out tour dates for this year and he just recently released a single called “Coronavirus”.
Skip below to read all about it. Tom MacDonald’s Feud with Mac Lethal MacDonald has been involved in a feud with fellow rapper Mac Lethal, which culminated in MacDonald creating a diss track called “Mac Lethal sucks”.
The song received over 1.7 million views on YouTube within five days. Tom MacDonald’s Songs Tom’s songs are quite known to not shy away in discussing sensitive topics. His songs like “Whiteboy” and “Politically Incorrect,” talk against the stereotyping of white men, especially in the rap industry, as well as his own experiences being a victim of these stereotypes.
In his video for the song “Everybody Hates Me”, MacDonald is seen wearing a red ski mask that says “Make America Hate Again”. He then proceeds to rap about why he’s hated by everybody, including feminists, the African American community, the LGBTQ+ community, and even by his fellow straight white men.
Tom MacDonald Controversies However passionate these lyrics may be, they have received backlash from critics, citing Tom as someone who perpetuates white victim complex. An article by the Colorado Springs Indy says of Tom: “If MacDonald’s lyrics sound like a denial of white male privilege, it’s because they are.
But at the age of 30, he may still be smart and skillful enough to reach beyond his current role as equal-opportunity victim, even if that runs the risk of making people more indifferent”. While an article by Queerty Magazine has this to say: “So rapper Tom MacDonald thought it would a great time to release his latest single “Straight White Male,” a #NotAllMen hip hop anthem about how he’s sick of being called a racist, se*ist homophobe when he swears he’s anything but”.
Criticisms on Tom MacDonald Regarding his lyrics, an article by The Red Being Shot as published in Medium.com says, “MacDonald’s music is formulaic, trite, and devoid of any deep meaning. He goes on song length rants with no compelling arguments, rehashes the same viewpoints time and time again, and completely fails to understand the views of those who he so rabidly criticizes”.
Macdonald’s, however, still gained a huge following. His music resonates with a large conservative audience who share the same distaste of progressive beliefs as his. Tom MacDonald’s “Coronavirus” In 2020, Tom MacDonald’s released “Coronavirus”, which became a viral Internet hit.
In just a month, it gained 5 million views. His opening verse begins with, “I don't know what to think about this virus. It started in China, now everybody in America is hidin' There's no groceries, 'cause people start to panic and buy it”.
The Dallas Observer gave it a harsh review calling it “worse than the actual Coronavirus”. The author of the review, Garrett Gravley says, “From a lyrical standpoint, the worst part about “Coronavirus” is that there’s no substantive analysis, and the thesis of the song can very well be summed up with the lyrics, “I don’t know what to think about this virus”.
And while that’s ultimately not a bad message to convey, using pseudo-woke talking points about the media and the government makes the song thematically hollow at best”.