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Homophobia in hip hop? Macklemore says no more

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment, The Gay Blog | No Comments

I’m a bit obsessed with this right now. “Ellen” fans will know; the talk-show host had Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on her show last October, when the band’s album “The Heist” was being released.

The song is called “Same Love,” and it’s as much of a marriage equality anthem as it is Macklemore – who grew up in Seattle watching the racial divide of the progressive city played out in his high school and neighborhoods – “coming out” against homophobia in hip-hop. No, he’s not gay. Nor does it matter, that’s the point.

Watch, and listen.

 

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