Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have taken "Thrift Shop" all the way to the bank.
The duo have made history on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, as their first two singles, the aforementioned "Shop" and the more recent "Can't Hold Us" with Ray Dalton, have both shot to No. 1.
That makes Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in Billboard's history to see their first two singles climb to the top of the chart.
While their single "Same Love" hasn't gone quite as far (at least, not yet), it is making just as much of an impact. The artist rhymes about questioning his sexuality as a kid, and discusses the inequality and stereotyping the gay community faces.
In an interview with Out magazine, Macklemore said that he wanted to tackle the issue of gay rights through a hip-hop track but wasn't sure how to do it.
“I knew I wanted to write a song about gay rights, about marriage equality, and about homophobia in hip-hop, but I didn’t know how,” the rapper said. “I tried, at first, writing from the perspective of a gay, bullied kid. That’s what sparked the song in the first place: reading the story of a 13-year-old who committed suicide.”
In the end, he continued, "Same Love" is a song about equality.
"[W]e play it regardless of what we think the response is going to be. There’s been such ground made in terms of acceptance in the hip-hop community," Macklemore said. "What Barack Obama did, and what Frank Ocean did, and what, hopefully, ‘Same Love’ did is start a conversation.”
i'm not ignorant - she tells people i am ape...
i'm not ignorant - you tell people she's an ape....she's not an ape.
even if they are making crappy hip hop music.
not that talented.
Never before have two turds smeared so much human waste all over the billboard charts. Even Katy Perry got smudged on her new white blouse.
Alot of work for nothing.....
"start a conversation" = everyone rubber stamp whatever the liberal says
No questions asked either, you phobic person. Just follow like a good little sheep.
never heard of them before
i can point out my comments no need too point out my comments...not a problem
I don't understand. The headline says they made history, by having their first two singles reach number one. Then the article only talks about the one single that they released that didn't hit number one. I have to question why you would just headline the article "Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have a song about Gay Acceptance and here's my take on it".
"their first two singles, the aforementioned "Shop" and the more recent "Can't Hold Us" with Ray Dalton, have both shot to No. 1."
"While their single "Same Love" hasn't gone quite as far"
Try reading the article before posting nonsense.
KEEP ATTACHING. UNTIL WE ARE DONE WITH THIS COWARD HOE
talkin 'bout hoe?
so we are organized....
Your're a file with HIV.
I thought you were someone else
the 1 on the left is not talented....
the 1 on the left is a a not talented
Macklemore brings awareness to things that society tries to push aside, just because you may not like his music does not mean that you have to be ignorant to the creativity invested into bringing up issues in society.
These guys remind me of something warm, brown, oddly shaped and very smelly. Something that we normally wipe on the walls and sculp into our favourite figurines. Something we enjoy to release into water and watch as it swirls and swirls and then it is gone. Too bad these loosers won't be.
What is wrong with you? "Wipe on walls .... shape into figurines?" If you're not a 6-year old child then prepare to be alone for the rest of your life, TROLL!
Dear CB-39- whatever.
I am not alone, I am surrounded by turds shaped into my favourite celebrities – there's Nicki Minaj, Courtney Love and all my other favourites waiting to play. Looks like the joke's on YOU!
all of this has too get cracked open...thanks.
we love this group
Gentleman on the right reminds me of Zachary Quinto! LOL! Ron Weasley and Spock started a band!
the cowards lost again–
the one on the right has a really good voice.
He is pretty too. I like his bangs.
the 1 on the right has a really good voice.
these 2 guys are great musicians and really should be more recognized for their efforts grand billboard is a huge start but they need more of a push
i love these 2 singers
no reason too call it a d bag
but i did get offer 84g's at the w.. yayaya
what do u think of the these singers?
I think they might be monkeys. Monkeys or giraffes. Monkeys and giraffes are nice.
the 1 on the right as a really good voice.
Are they embiciles?
You sure are. "Imbecile" is spelled with an " i ".
I never heard it. Not too sure what they are talking about.
Ignorant much? You realize blacks are gay too. I've meet more gay blacks than whites. What does that tell you?
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