On Friday November 23rd, Seattle emcee Macklemore made his way to the Sound Academy in Toronto to perform in front of a sold out crowd as a part of his Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Heist Tour. For Macklemore, 2012 has been a great year; he released his album The Heist independently to critical and commercial acclaim. During its first week on sale the album hit number one on the iTunes Charts and number two on the Billboard Hot 200 Charts. His videos for the singles “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love” have over 7 million views on YouTube and everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to GQ magazine to Rolling Stone have jumped on the Macklemore bandwagon. Click on the link to read the entire review
With only a week to go before the October 9th release of their album The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis just released the visuals to "Same Love", featuring Mary Lambert. In writing "Same Love", Macklemore drew from his experiences growing up with gay uncles, as well as the contrasting experience of growing up in the Catholic church and the hip-hop community, which oftentimes reinforce a very heteronormative view of society. Macklemore also wrote a fairly lengthy article about the meaning behind the song, which you can read here. Check out the visuals to "Same Love" below.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have done it once again with "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert, a refreshing acceptance of same-sex marriage rights. Regardless of whatever your views, I applaud these two for making a statement on a subject that is often left untouched, or rather altogether avoided, in the hip-hop community. Macklemore also wrote a lengthy explanation behind the song that's worth reading (hit the skip to check it out). Stream "Same Love" below.