New Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Same Love”

Macklemore waves a rainbow flag in support of homosexuality acceptance with his new recording. Below, he issues a statement about the song.

This song, which I wrote in April, is a response to what I have observed and experienced, and is also an act of personal accountability. It was not easy to write, and I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue.

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  • JACK BAHLZAK

    THESE INDUSTRY MUTHAFUCKAZ REALLY PUSHING THIS HOMO AGENDA TO THE MAX!!

  • Keith

    Love the message, dislike the song. Kinda like “Ebony and Ivory.”

  • kid

    ^^ ignorance
    God says thou shall not hate.
    yet you spread hatr through homophobic slurs smh. If they wanna be gay. Let them. Let them deal with the consequences. God gave us free will for a reason. I dont believe in homosexuality, but im not gonna act like im god a d judge them or spread hate to them either

  • word

    This song has a good message I see where he coming from BUT, I do feel like he is riding the recent bandwagon of artists and this “gay” topic. Now if he would have dropped this a month ago 2months ago I’d think differently but, ever since Frank Ocean came out it seems like everyone (Murs just dropped a video) wants to add their two scents onto the topic. Just my opinion…

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    @ word.

    Its 2 cents dumbass

  • poetic assasin

    is this the in thing now?

  • Hu Liu Kim

    new movement, artists, blogs (forced to include as relevant topics for traffic etc…) and media push hip hop homo acceptance.

    Man, who knew when OBama said, “change has come to America” what was really meant.

    Folks we’re in the new world order, forget illuminati, for now.

    Mankind is has, or attempting the shift nature. No way this world can carry on for a few more centuries this way.

  • http://youtu.be/GoL8qgSeILg Niyemortal

    I wish all these “rappers” were ecstatic about protesting lower gas prices, raising education levels, lowering poverty rates, etc……

  • Frank ocean

    Thank you both. Come to my crib tonight and I will show you what a real man feels like.

  • http://skwer.org HAQ

    smfh do what u want in ur private, but don’t smear it in my face. do i?

  • ck

    say what you will, but these motherfuckers put more thought into their music than any other contemporary artist

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  • Anonymous

    In an Era of Swag and Trap it’s good to see MUSICIANS who are still brave enough to put substance over all else. Mack’s introspective lyrics and Ryan’s instrumentation are solid cultural contributions to an industry that lacks a backbone. Salute.

  • Anonymous

    In an Era of Swag and Trap it’s good to see MUSICIANS who are still brave enough to put substance over all else. Mack’s introspective lyrics and Ryan’s instrumentation are solid cultural contributions to an industry that lacks a backbone. Salute.

  • Anonymous

    In an Era of Swag and Trap it’s good to see MUSICIANS who are still brave enough to put substance over all else. Mack’s introspective lyrics and Ryan’s instrumentation are solid cultural contributions to an industry that lacks a backbone. Salute.

  • Anonymous

    In an Era of Swag and Trap it’s good to see MUSICIANS who are still brave enough to put substance over all else. Mack’s introspective lyrics and Ryan’s instrumentation are solid cultural contributions to an industry that lacks a backbone. Salute.

  • Man

    This is punk ish, nobody wants or needs this in hip hop.

    Masculinity is gone if this the new thing in rap, I will boycott listening to any new music supporting this. What’s next? I got a crush on a relative, this is not a strong or brave song when the industry is filled with fem-males anyway. Being a masculine man is brave.

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  • Jay Loan

    ^ what the fuck does that even mean.. That you rather hear I got weight and ex amount of bitches and dollars then real world issues…

  • deez

    so all i gathered from this is that there was a homosexual on the xxl cover..this guys queer..

  • Jay Loan

    ^ ignorance is truly bliss

  • D.A.

    “Being a masculine man is brave.”
    No, being what you wanna be is brave.

    Good song, btw

  • EricDean

    Riding the wave of the most recent trend, I see. Show me someone who creates a song standing 100% firm AGAINST homosexuality (in a logical, non-slandering way), then I’ll be impressed. The climate is supportive of people who support this; so songs like this will only boost your career. Who will be the one to take a stance against it. My vote is for that new rapper Lecrae.

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  • Jules

    I’m kinda confused by the hook, “I couldn’t change even if I wanted to”? Sounds like it’s not optimal to be gay, so if you are you’ve got to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt. To put a twist on it: “I would change if I could but I can’t.” How is that empowering? With that being said: Power to the people, not pussy nor penis.

  • BigBoi

    y’all niggas can say anything you want this song is great doesn’t even matter what the topic is about and I’m 100% straight. shit was well produced and written

  • Harvey

    Great, heartfelt song that speaks the truth and can help reduce bigotry amongst those who are receptive to thinking about things rather than blindly accepting whatever nonsense is told to them by homophobic preachers.

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  • Elise

    @Jules
    “To put a twist on it:

  • Chita

    alot of people hating on this but its a wonderful song . and the message is great

  • Lo

    @poetic assassin: “is this the in thing now?”
    So what, black people are allowed to hold the same job white people are now? Is this the in thing?
    And woah, women can vote? Fads these days…

    If tolerance and respect for those who are different are the “in” thing, I will follow this “fad” until I die.

    I’m proud to live in a country where I am allowed to marry my partner of seven years, who is now my fiance. I’m sick of being mocked and having my orientation side stepped because my family members are ashamed of it. I’m sick of the slurs and sick of being so afraid of what people will think of me when they find out. This song really spoke to me, and I was so glad to see someone, in the hip hop genre no less, put his reputation on the line to speak out for people like me.

    Music is supposed to represent EVERYONE; it is a universal mode of expression. It’s said that about 10% of the population is not straight. If you have to label what percent of songs represent same sex love, trust me honey, it’s nowhere near 10%. And people have the nerve to call this a fad? Please. It’s OUR turn.

  • Roberta Lippse

    Thank you for doing this. It is a wonderful song with lyrics that reach into our soul as a nation. I think it has the power to open people’s eyes to what has been going on and how it needs to change. If there is a Nobel peace prize for music, I would love to see you nominated for it. Thanks!

  • Roberta Lippse

    Reading what a bunch of really rude people wrote has prompted me to add that I happen to be “straight” and happily married for the last 31 years, so I am older than the average hip hop listener. Still love the song and everything behind it. This song should sweep all of the awards it is eligible for. This song should have its place in the historic record of our country in its unfinished journey towards allowing true freedom to its citizens. And for all of the people out there saying how gay guys aren’t brave- don’t forget they are still guys and are likely in good enough shape to kick your butt. They just may be civilized enough that they choose not to. They can always change their mind, so can it with all of the anti gay crap. They don’t spew anti-strait hate- so cut it out already and grow up out of the 7th grade.