Macklemore Strives for Equality with ‘Same Love’

June 20, 2013
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When you hear the name “Macklemore,” you might think of R.Kelly’s sheets, velour jumpsuits, fifty-dollar t-shirts and thrift shops. Although fast-paced ‘Thrift Shop’ put Macklemore’s name in the spotlight, he’s switching things up a bit with his track, ‘Same Love.’ Falling in love is a scary adventure, no matter whom you are or whom you’re falling in love with. Gay marriage and equality is a controversial topic worldwide and in ‘Same Love,’ Macklemore opens up about his personal connection to same-sex relationships. With lyrics like, “When kids are walking ‘round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart/A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are/And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all/But it’s a damn good place to start,” Macklemore speaks out on the hardships that people encounter, especially those trying to figure out who they truly are.

Inspiration can “make or break” a song and in this situation, Macklemore was inspired by his gay uncles and godfather. There’s no doubt that this song is getting people talking and that’s exactly what the rapper wanted. In an interview, Macklemore said, “I’m always trying to push the margins. I wanna be an artist that writes songs that are different; I don’t wanna write the same song that everyone else is writing.”

‘Same Love’ is climbing the US Hot 100 chart and earlier this year, the track topped the Australian singles chart. We’ve posted the official music video below so be sure to check that out. Send us a tweet at @weknowthedj or comment below and let us know your thoughts on Macklemore and ‘Same Love.’

Meg C. (@lilmegwktdj)

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