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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on Ellen

Posted by on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:21 PM

"Here's why you need to care about our next guests," says Ellen. "No other artists in hiphop history have ever taken a stand defending marriage equality they way they have. Here to perform their anthem 'Same Love,' please welcome my new heroes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis."

"Same Love"'s lyrics have never sounded sharper than they do coming out of a mainstream daytime TV show. Also, Mary Lambert rules.

 

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bgk 1
Macklemore's getting all grows up now.
Posted by bgk on October 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
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Very sweet.
Posted by gloomy gus on October 31, 2012 at 2:09 PM · Report this
very bad homo 3
Wonderful. Mary Lambert's voice is gorgeous.
Posted by very bad homo on October 31, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
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"No other artists in hiphop history have ever taken a stand defending marriage equality they way they have."

Helps when you're a white rapper from Seattle, and from an upper class background. No constituency to offend.
Posted by Chali2Na on October 31, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this
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Macklemore is great. I saw a little dude dressed like Macklemore from "Thrift Shop" scurrying up and down Broadway on Sunday with his parents.
Posted by CommonKnowledge on October 31, 2012 at 3:48 PM · Report this
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Someone else said it before, but this song sounds like it was written by a committee.
Posted by The CHZA on October 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
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I don't understand why when someone gets their due respect and success, people have to find the negativity in it and cut them down. Please step outside of your own sad heart and praise the voice for change, from wherever it originates. If this song inspires, who cares who sings it, how rich they were growing up, who wrote the original song. The content is important, the delivery is beautiful, just accept and appreciate what is... It's wonderful to have something so inspiring and positive born from artists of Seattle.
Posted by handsinthedirt on October 31, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
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This performance brings tears to my eyes. I love this song and I love that Ellen loved it enough to bring them on her show and I hope they become wildly successful!
Posted by mitten on October 31, 2012 at 4:53 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 9
Great song, great performance. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have entered the big leagues. Congrats to them, they earned it. And their success will surely spur more recognition of other Seattle artists. Everyone wins.

It's pretty awesome to watch their success unfold. Keep at it!
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 10
@4: Murs had the courage to make a similar statement.

Maybe Ellen hadn't heard about that. Heck, and I learned of Murs' video on Carson Daley's show.
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on October 31, 2012 at 6:26 PM · Report this
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We are very proud that Mary Lambert is a Cornish alum!
Posted by Cornish College of the Arts on November 1, 2012 at 1:13 AM · Report this

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