Tag Archives: Macklemore

AUSTRALIA: Macklemore Performs Pro-Gay Anthem At National Rugby Final, Calls For LGBT Equality [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The US rapper, Macklemore, issued a call for equality after an emotional performance of his hit single, Same Love, in a much-hyped pre-game show at the NRL grand final. The performance at ANZ Stadium in Sydney follows a bizarre week in which the hip-hop artist became the focus of national attention due to his decision to play ...

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BACKFIRED: Macklemore’s 2012 Pro-Gay Anthem Hits #1 On Australian Charts After Slam By Tony Abbott

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Calls from politicians, including a former PM, and others to ban US hip hop artist Macklemore from singing his hit Same Love at the NRL grand final have seemingly backfired, with the song shooting to the top of the Australian iTunes charts. Despite being first released in 2012 by the Seattle-based rapper and his co-writer ...

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AUSTRALIA: Tony Abbott Backs Call To Ban Macklemore From Singing Hit Pro-Gay Song At National Rugby Final

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Former prime minister Tony Abbott has backed a call from same-sex marriage opponents to ban American rapper Macklemore from performing his pro-gay song Same Love at the NRL grand final. Former player Tony Wall, who played first grade briefly in the mid 1990s, is petitioning NRL boss Todd Greenberg to halt the half-time performance and ...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown

LGBT allies Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are winning raves for their new single. Via Rolling Stone: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the streets with hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel in the humongous, charmingly ridiculous video for “Downtown,” which also features Foxy Shazam vocalist, Eric Nally. The clip and punchy, funky track bear an initial resemblance ...

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Crazy Eyes Raps Thrift Shop

Rep. Michele Bachmann has posted a Buzzfeed list titled “16 Things I’ll Miss About Being In Congress.” Fourth on her list is “Speech Prep With My Staff.” For some reason, speech prep includes rapping a snippet from Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, last year’s top selling US single. It boggles the mind that Bachmann enjoys the music of one the nation’s most ...

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Mary Lambert – Secrets

A couple of weeks ago I posted the lyric video to this track and today we get the production clip. I’ve already added this to my best-of-2014 playlist. The Brunhilde interlude is adorable and an extra point for the literal coming out of the closet.

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Mary Lambert – Secrets

From the coming album Heart On My Sleeve, due in October. I met Mary at a recent event and she could not have been any sweeter. This is a great track.

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Macklemore’s Ryan Lewis Reveals That His Mother Has Been HIV+ For 30 Years

Ryan Lewis writes: A huge part of what’s made me who I am, is something I haven’t talked about in interviews. If I could just take a few moments of your time, I’d love to tell you about the strongest woman that I know, my mom, Julie Lewis. In 1984, my mom gave birth to my older sister, Teresa. Due ...

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Christian Rapper: I’m Getting Death Threats For My Macklemore Parody Track

Christian rapper Bizzle, who created a small stir last month with his anti-gay parody of Macklemore’s smash Same Love, says that he’s getting death threats. And Focus On The Family is just thrilled to tell you about it. The Houston-based rapper wrote his song in the aftermath of Macklemore’s performance of “Same Love” at the Grammy’s – where dozens of ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Welcome To The Age Of My Body, the new solo EP from openly gay Macklemore vocalist Mary Lambert, which is now available at iTunes and Amazon. Enter to win the Welcome to the Age of My Body EP from Mary Lambert! Welcome to the Age of My Body the debut ...

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Wingnut Radio Host Mocks Macklemore

Right wing radio host Joe Pagliarulo, who appears on the Glenn Beck network, writes at The Blaze: “We’ve all heard Macklemore’s song called ‘Same Love.’ He’s the hypocrite who pushes tolerance and acceptance while being intolerant and unaccepting of those who disagree. That’s me ‘rapping’ and my daughter, Sam, singing!”

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Christian Rapper Creates Response To Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Same Love

Via the Houston Chronicle: In light of the success of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ “Same Love” song (which has become something of a gay-rights anthem and Sunday night’s Grammy performance of the track that included the televised marriage of more than 30 homosexual and heterosexual couples) Houston-based Christian rapper Bizzle offers his own response over the same instrumental. Bizzle’s lyrics ...

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HomoQuotable – Dan Savage

“Damned if they do, damned if they don’t—we’ve heard this song before. The queers complaining about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now remind me of the queers who used to bitch and bitch and bitch about how big beer companies didn’t advertise in queer publications or sponsor pride parades. (‘Queer people drink a lot of beer! They want us to support ...

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Macklemore, Madonna, Queen Latifah:
34 Couples Marry At Grammy Awards

This clip will not last on YouTube. What did you think?

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Macklemore Denounces Racial Profiling, Mentions Trayvon Martin At AMAs

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis used their acceptance speech for Best Rap Album at last night’s American Music Awards by denouncing racial profiling and mentioning Trayvon Martin. Breitbart and Twitchy are very angry about this.

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Macklemore: Join The ACLU

Via press release: Rap superstar Macklemore today released a video urging people to join the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and get its legendary membership card. In a 50-second spot launched on his Facebook page and promoted via his Twitter feed, the MTV Video Music Award-winning rapper encourages his fans to get the card “that lets my gay friends marry ...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis At The VMA’s

Last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards rap act Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their hit marriage equality anthem, Same Love, with help from Mary Lambert and Jennifer Hudson. The track later won the award for Best Video With A Social Message.

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Macklemore Joins Americans United

LGBT ally and rapper Macklemore, whose singles have topped the Hot 100 for months, is speaking out on behalf of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. RELATED: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Can’t Hold Us is #1 for the fourth consecutive week on Billboard’s latest pop singles chart. Their previous single, Thrift Shop, held the top spot for six ...

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Black Simon & Garfunkel – Thrift Shop

A folk take on the hip-hop smash.

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Macklemore Parody: The AIDS Thrift Shop

Towleroad provides the recap: “Pauley Perret, Anika Noni Rose, Verne Troyer, Kat Graham and Josie Loren are among those in a new HIV awareness clip for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation parodying Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ at the ‘Out of the Closet’ thrift stores.”

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