Seattle-based hip hop artist Macklemore is known for sticking to his roots and writing some of the most honest, strong, and thought-provoking music I've ever heard. So when I woke up this morning afternoon to my facebook feed being flooded with "Best song I've ever heard," and "I'm crying listening to this," I HAD to hear it.
From the HuffingtonPost:
"Same Love," which was produced by Ryan Lewis and features Mary Lambert, begins with Macklemore's candid reflection on his third grade fear of being gay, because of a "buncha stereotypes all in [his] head" at such a young age, and moves to challenging religious hypocrisy, gay conversion therapy, mainstream hip hop, bullying in schools...the list goes on.
"It was not easy to write," Macklemore explains in a blog post about the song. "I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue."
Check it out below. Bonus: this is an actual photo of Macklemore's uncle & his partner.
FULL STORY [HuffingtonPost]