Over the years, rap music has gained the reputation of being homophobic. The LGBT community has been excluded from hip-hop music and the lifestyle surrounding it for the most part and few have stood up against how the rap community has positioned itself. Insert Macklemore and Ryan Lewis into the situation and quickly things have changed.
A deep cut turned LGBT anthem from The Heist, “Same Love” is an awakening and a facelift for hip-hop. Offering personal refection and incite on the issue, Macklemore, Lewis, and Mary Lambert, who beautifully handles the chorus, only preach love on this track. No matter gay or straight, this duo believes only in having the “Same Love” for everyone and anyone.
Watch the official video for “Same Love” below.