Topics :: Macklemore

Christian Rapper Makes Anti-Gay Version of ’Same Love’

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 31, 2014
An anti-gay cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Grammy Award-winning marriage equality hit "Same Love" was released this week by Christian rapper Bizzle.

Did CBS Cut Away From Same-Sex Kissing During the Grammys?

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Some of criticized CBS for allegedly cutting away from same-sex couples kissing while they were getting married during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of "Same Love" during the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

AFA’s Fischer Slams Grammy’s ’Sodomy-Based Wedding Ceremonies’

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
Unsurprisingly, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer did not enjoy Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of "Same Love." He also had a problem with Beyonce’s performance of "Drunk In Love."

Queen Latifah? She was Queen Commish for the Night

Monday Jan 27, 2014
The weddings of 33 couples during the Grammy Awards were legally presided over by Queen Latifah. The rapper-actress-talk show host had to be sworn in as a commissioner by the state of California to perform the ceremony.

Macklemore’s ’Same Love’ Performance Hit With Anti-Gay Backlash

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 27, 2014
Unsurprisingly, a number of anti-gay pundits had a problem with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of "Same Love" during the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Daft Punk, Macklemore Top Left-of-Center Grammys

By Chris Talbott | Monday Jan 27, 2014
The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who’s clearly uncomfortable with the current themes in pop music.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Hit Warm Up for Grammys

By Chris Talbott | Friday Jan 24, 2014
As 2014 opens, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the focal point of the Grammy Awards - and few are more surprised than them.

Mary Lambert was ’Last Resort’ for ’Same Love’

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had written and produced a song called "Same Love," but they needed a special hook to finalize the emotional track. Like the rap duo, Mary Lambert is from Seattle, though she had never met them before.

Could it be the Year Newcomers Dominate Grammys?

By Chris Talbott | Friday Dec 6, 2013
Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Award nominations.

Macklemore and Lewis Join UN Gay Rights Campaign

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
U.S. hip hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have joined the U.N. Free and Equal Campaign to encourage greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.