You hate him because he wears your granddad's clothes, and looks incredible.
True, he is not the most smashingly handsome guy, but he is super fun, "Thrift Shop" is a great song, and he gets major props for "One Love".
Different tastes. I think he's sexy.
Macklemore is Seattle.
He loves the gays!
Rumania Lewis is so thin
Big dick face and pro marriage equality... love him.
Not for me, but I think he has something. I definitely wouldn't say ugly, he may not be classically handsome but it's the way he carries himself or whatever. He has a lot of fans, some say he looks like Channing Tatum. I can see him being a hot ginge, he reminds me of Josh Homme.
The polymath producer Ryan Lewis though is fuckable to the max. He is ridiculously pretty and was obviously put out front because he's photogenic.
That's fine, OP. More for me.
Well thats a fucked up picture.. look at this and tell me you wouldn't do him OP
He looks Dutch to me. Something kinda sexy about him..
Nah OP, he's the kinda guy who would treat you right. He would make you FEEL his love, worry about you, surprise you, hold your hand in the supermarket and make-a-wish cancer fuck you. He's sweet looking, with a nice lightly muscled body. You could have found a better picture of him but you didn't which makes you a smelly tampon.
He is a cool dude.
At first, I was not attracted to him. But when I see him talk and perform, I am very attracted to him. He has that tough urban swag yet is intellectual. He has sexy swag.
He looks like a young Scott Haney (Hartford ct out & proud weatherman)
He reminds me of my son in law. Not in looks, but manner. My sil is Dutch. Hmmm...
They just broke a Billboard record for being the first duo (though that is arguable considering how they work) to have their first 2 singles at #1. The way they dig up these obscure records is hilarious.
And all this without being signed to a record label. This is some really impressive, unprecedented stuff that will inspire others.
Can't Hold Us Down was my favourite from the album apart from Same Love.
Id do him
Is that guy whatever he is one of them drag queens because I hear they shave their eyebrows off like he did. And does he got a bad cold and that's why he's got meth eyes or are they meth eyes? Not that I judge. Some drag queens are funny, I hear.
Would you say Macklemore has dead eyes? They look dead to me.
He looks more like Toby to me. He could be his son.
Big dick face is my favourite ever expression I learned on DL. This is something I'm gonna be looking out for.
Dickwise, I see a donkeyish, prodigiously uncut brownie with a pronounced left-lean in the 8 3/8ths range. Even more substantially impressive due to the narrow body frame. And, sadly, completely useless.
I wasn't totally, hopelessly in love with Ryan Lewis until I saw the interview with Colbert It's on youtube. Go take a look and decide if #1 I'm right and, #2 He is with us.
He'd be sexier without that fucking name.
Not fug at all. Not a beauty for the ages, but some good features. And by all accounts, a decent guy.
On "Can't stop us now," what is Ryan Lewis doing? I saw another dude singing the vocals on that song.
[quote]He is with us
lol nice turn of phrase.
I was waiting for someone to youtube him and say that. He's so swishy and pretty. Even don't mind the arm tat.
Ironically it hasn't gone unnoticed in youtube comments since "Same Love" referred to that very thing. As they did that song Macklemore predictably gets called gay, but a few have specifically clocked on to Ryan. Safe to say Macklemore is as far away from our team as you can get. Both have big followings, both heartthrobs.
r40 Ryan just produces, makes the beats and DJs but he also directs their videos and the photography. Your all round creative arty guy. He better act next.
Same Love is finally getting US radio play now. It is the 80th ranked song on Billboard Charts now.
Who is the chick singing "Same Love?" She can blow. Is she is well known as a solo artist?
So apparently the OKC blunder are using 'Can't hold us' as a song to hype up the crowd in their arena OH HELL NO!
The relationship between Ryan and Macklemore intrigues me. My own personal sense is that Ryan is in love and Mack likes that he is. But they never .. anyway, that's how my script goes. They each find appropriate relationships elsewhere while growing old, "together," but not, creating wonderfully provocative and entertaining sound, and never ..
I know, needs work.
I liked Thrift Shop the first time I heard it- usually that kind of song takes time to grow on me. I googled it and thought the name Macklemore sounded familiar and remembered that I had seen the "One Love" video a year or so ago and immediately fell in love.
I love that he's the anti-Eminem.
Same Love was huge in Australia, a #1 hit there. I'm guessing Julia Gillard had something to do with it.
They are ruling the charts.
I like how different he is compared to the majority of rappers. Rap music always feels so negative, which is why I've shunned it for the most part.
[quote]I like how different he is compared to the majority of rappers. Rap music always feels so negative, which is why I've shunned it for the most part.
No doubt, his being white helps too.
Eminem is also white, and is also the poster boy for the negativity I was talking about.
The Billboard Hot 100 has Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” as its number one for the third straight week. But Macklemore should keep his eye on the rearview, as Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” continues to surge and could be at the top spot by next week. Still, “Can’t Hold Us” has proven to be surprisingly robust, and its association with the NBA playoffs can’t hurt. Could “Can’t Hold Us” hang on for an extended run to become the official song of summer 2013? It’s entirely possible. That thing’s got legs.
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The same duo responsible for getting the song "Thrift Shop" stuck in your head for weeks are responsible for a new song promoting marriage equality, and it's getting big play on local radio.
Power 106 DJ and Program Director Esko "Let's Go" says demand to hear the song "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is keeping it popular on the station. The song preaches a message of equality for all and compares the gay marriage conflict to earlier debates with the civil rights movement.
Same-sex marriage is a hot-button issue on both Capitol Hill and here in Illinois, but Esko says despite the song's touchy subject, he hasn't received any complaints.
"I've got positive reception so far. I'm sure negative reception will come from it eventually," he said. "Honestly, we've only started playing it at night time right now. It's a night time record, it only spins at night, but there's going to be no escaping this song."
The video for the song currently has over 42 million hits on YouTube.
If the gay community and its allies were thinking, they would push and promote "Same Love" as its anthem. It has gone to number one in other nations.
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
1. Zach Sobiech, "Clouds" (Rock the Cause)
2. Falling in Reverse, "Fashionably Late" (Epitaph)
3. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" (Star Trak LLC)
4. Five Finger Death Punch, "Lift Me Up" (Prospect Park)
5. Daft Punk, "Doin' It Right" (Columbia Records)
6. Lorde, "Royals" (Lava Music/Republic Records)
7. Daft Punk, "Instant Crush" (Columbia Records)
8. B.o.B., "HeadBand" (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
9. Sleeping with Sirens, "Alone" (Rise Records)
10. Skillet, "Rise" (Atlantic Records)
The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, May 20, to Sunday, May 26:
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore)
2. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky — Radio Edit" (Columbia Records)
3. Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive" (Interscope Records)
4. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors" (RCA Records)
5. P!nk, "Just Give Me a Reason" (RCA Records)
6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop" (Macklemore)
7. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX, "I Love It (Original Version)" (Big Beat Records/Atlantic)
8. Daft Punk, "Give Life Back to Music" (Columbia Records)
9. Daft Punk, "Get Lucky" (Columbia Records)
There's a reason he distracts with all the thrift store crap like fur coats.
He would look better with a little mascara.
He has no talent, sorry.
On January 24, 2013, Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore, created history. He became the second singer, after Lisa Loeb, to top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with his song Thrift Shop without being backed by any record label. Macklemore, a white unsigned singer, used his blog to promote his music and relied on YouTube to gain popularity.
Macklemore's achievement is astounding because it is only the second time that big record houses like Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group do not have a hit song to their name since the Billboard Music Charts were formed. With a huge fan following, Macklemore has proved that in today's digital era, record houses are slowly losing relevance.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have parlayed their chart-topping success (their single “Can’t Hold Us” remains at the top of the Billboard Hot 100) into a platform for a number of charitable causes.
The Seattle hip-hop duo have stood up for gay rights, the Boys & Girls Club, and drug abuse counseling, and now they have teamed with dozens of other artists and ONE to rally against extreme poverty.
Alongside the likes of U2, Green Day, Ed Sheeran, Kid Rock, Mumford & Sons, and Elvis Costello, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are part of ONE’s new agit8 campaign, which urges both world leaders and young people to fight against extreme poverty and hunger in the world’s poorest nations. The hope is to draw attention to those problems in advance of the upcoming G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.
In order to draw ears and eyes, the participating musicians have recorded new versions of beloved protest songs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis didn’t need to draw from someone else’s song—they already had the single “Same Love” in the holster, and recorded a fresh version of it for the agit8 campaign.
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So is fug Macklemore a millionaire yet? I hope he settles down and finds someone that will relieve him of his money soon & be out of our hair.
oodwill takes lyrics from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' hit "Thrift Shop" and the duo has no knowledge of the campaign.
Goodwill is now using the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit "Thrift Shop" as part of a marketing campaign and the duo doesn't know it. LA Weekly's Ben Westhoff has reported that Goodwill Southern California and other Goodwill locations have done this without Macklemore & Ryan Lewis having knowledge of the ads.
Mack & Lewis have had a working relationship with Goodwill since "Thrift Shop" was released. They filmed parts of their video for the hit song, which can be viewed below, in a Seattle, Washington Goodwill location. Mack has donated "three signed copies" of an EP and three t-shirts for a Goodwill auction, according to the company. When the pair performed at Sasquatch Music Festival, they asked fans to bring clothes for Goodwill donation bins. On "Thrift Shop," Macklemore mentions the company when he says he is "at the Goodwill."
A Canadian 8th grader recently had a very heartwarming surprise for his gay teacher.
With the school year ending soon, the teacher decided to add a little fun to the class. Every morning he allows his students to watch an appropriate "YouTube of the Day" video, after he reviews it.
Going against the grain and persuaded by the student, the teacher let the student choose a video without him reviewing it, as Buzz Feed notes.
"So this morning, Harry comes up to me and says, 'I have a video I want to play,'" the teacher explained, as quoted by BuzzFeed. "Now I preview things for a reason. There are enough horror stories out there of teachers accidentally showing their kids porn for me to be very careful what I show my class. So I tell him to send it to me because, y’know, them’s the rules. 'I really want to show it,' he says back. 'You’ll like it, I promise. It’s a music video.'"
Once the student pressed play, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" video about equality and the support of gay marriage began blaring from the speakers.
"I cried the proudest tears I have ever shed," the teacher confessed.
It wasn't the song's first appearance in a classroom. In November, a Michigan-based performing arts teacher was suspended without pay for playing "Same Love" to her students in class, though she was later re-instated following public outcry.
The music is really strong and moving, but the [Same Love] video in particular is what cements it as genius and reason to forever love Macklemore & Lewis. It's really inspiring stuff and that story about the 8th grader is beautiful, showing how important it is. I think it's still climbing the charts... if it was #1 in Oz it must have commercial appeal.
Sadly since gay visibility has become unavoidable and not swept under the rug and things improved with the internet, it also seemed to have got worse with the playground kids as it was more in your face and all those tragic unbelievable gay suicides. This is what inspired Macklemore (that spelling is odd) to write it.
You have to wonder what ole Feminem thinks.. I bet he's well pissed that two young good looking guys are the opposite of what he stood for and getting big commercial success. I wonder if he'll do a diss track or something. 10+ years ago he was mocking gay marriage in a high profile hit song/video which seemed strange in the first place, how the tide has turned...
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' Is 'Perfect' Anthem For DOMA's Defeat
Singer Mary Lambert celebrates Supreme Court's DOMA decision, talks 'Same Love's' success.
It's been a pretty memorable year for Seattle-based poet and singer Mary Lambert: She sang the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' equality anthem "Same Love," which took society (and hip-hop) to task for their homophobic stances, watched as the song became the unofficial anthem for the Referendum 74 campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington (a measure that passed in November) and a genuine Top 40 hit on radio, and then, earlier this week, witnessed history when the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.
And though she's been celebrating her successes all year long ("I find any excuse to have champagne as often as possible," Lambert laughed), it was the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA that really had her in the mood to party. And, so, she did just that ... with a fete she dubbed "Suck It, DOMA," and, of course, some karaoke."When the Supreme Court decision came in, my girlfriend and I just couldn't believe it! And, to be honest, it didn't hit right away; it felt so progressive and it felt like such a monumental thing," Lambert said. "I had to keep saying it over and over again: 'The majority of the Supreme Court decided it was unconstitutional.' And they're old people!
"So we were all celebrating at this bar and it became a big thing — I kind of just made up the 'Suck it, DOMA' name — and then my partner and I went out to the lesbian bar and sang karaoke," she continued. "Of course, I was really feeling it, so I sang Adele's version of Bob Dylan's 'Make You Feel My Love.'"
Which probably explains why Lambert's voice was a little rusty when she spoke to MTV News the following day — not only was she marking the Supreme Court's historic DOMA decision (and, for that matter, the Court's dismissal of an appeal of California's Proposition 8, thereby allowing same-sex marriages to resume in the state), but she was doing so until very late into the night. And though she was still basking in the glow of yet another victory for marriage equality, she knows that there is still plenty of work to be done."I mean, if you look at the statistics, and it says the majority of the American population is on board [with same-sex marriages], but that's only like 58 percent, there's still a big chunk of people that still don't agree with it, and some of them very strongly disagree with it," she said. "There's definitely a long way to go; we have to keep our nose to the grindstone as a community and as allies, but it's important to recognize that we've come such a long way, and in a relatively short amount of time. Every victory is a big victory."
To that point, despite the Supreme Court's decisions, 38 states currently do not recognize same-sex marriage, meaning that, for a vast majority of gay couples, not much has changed. But Lambert has been encouraged by the progress that's been made ... and she's not just talking about legal victories, either. To her, the success of "Same Love" also proves that change is in the wind.
"I wish this song existed when I was a teenager, trying to come to terms with my sexuality, feeling like an outcast, all of that stuff, but I feel like it wouldn't have been received the way it has been now," she said. "I don't know if society would have been ready for it. I think there's sort of this shift; with more people being vocal about who they are ... it's all about honesty. People have been hiding for so long because they were scared; they're not so scared any more."
So Lambert will move forward, both with her activism and her music (she'll release her own version of "Same Love," called "She Keeps Me Warm" shortly). And though she knows that she owes plenty to the success of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's song, she's also aware that she's not alone. And inspired by all she's seen and heard, she can't wait for what comes next.
"Everywhere I go, someone has a story about how the song has helped them, and it really resonates with me, because so much of the song is my story," she said. "I didn't want to say this at the time, because I'm not egotistical, but I felt like this was the song I was meant to write, this is completely my story, my experience in the church, and being a lesbian.
"After we wrote it, I thought of it as Ben [Haggerty, aka Macklemore] being the brain and the pragmatic part of the song, thinking about it intellectually, and I provided the heart and the emotional spark," she continued. "And that's what makes an anthem, and I think that's why it's taken off. It's the perfect time for a song to be in the Top 40 that's about gay rights. That's telling of what time it is in our society."
That brought a tear to my eye.
I hope "Same Love" is #1 in a few weeks- it's an amazing, beautiful song.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are one of the hottest acts on pop radio these days, having scored No. 1 hits with the lighthearted novelty song “Thrift Shop” and its bouncy follow-up “Can’t Hold Us.” That is no small feat for a rap duo from Seattle without a major-label contract, but their single “Same Love” has the potential to be groundbreaking in a different way: it is the first song to explicitly embrace and promote gay marriage that has made it into the Top 40, gay-rights advocates and radio executives said.
“The fact that a song solely dedicated to the message of marriage equality is climbing the charts and quickly becoming a popular song across the country is a big deal,” said Charlie Joughin, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization. “It’s indicative of a changing attitude.”
Radio programmers say “Same Love” seems to have captured the nation’s mood, reflecting growing support among young adults for gay marriage in polling. It also hit the charts in February, just as several states began taking up the issue and the Supreme Court was considering challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and to California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
On Wednesday, the same day the Supreme Court handed historic victories to same-sex couples in both cases, “Same Love” rose to No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, up from No. 65 three weeks ago. On the strength of online streaming more than airplay, the song was No. 5 on the Rap Songs chart, where lyrics in support of gay rights are almost unheard-of. Sales of the single surged 23 percent last week from the previous week to a total of more than 788,000 copies, and views of the single’s video on YouTube had approached 53 million by Sunday.
Several radio programmers say surveys of listeners predict the song will continue to rise. “It’s been phenomenal,” said Tom Poleman, the president for national programming at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, which operates 850 stations. “Everything we are seeing shows it’s going to be another monster hit for them.”
Support for gay rights is certainly not a new phenomenon in pop music. Frank Ocean, a singer in the hip-hop collective Odd Future, broke down barriers in R&B last year when he released “Channel Orange,” an album with songs about his love for a man. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” was a chart-topping song in 2011 that generally affirmed acceptance of homosexuality, and artists like Katy Perry, Fun and Kacey Musgraves have made support for gay rights part of their public personas.
Going farther back, Melissa Etheridge, who is openly gay, scored Top 10 hits in the 1990s with songs about her lesbian relationships, “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One.”
But Macklemore has offered up an overtly political message in favor of gay marriage from the point of view of a straight man. “This is a song that has the most unequivocal pro-equality message to ever be expressed in a major single, and it’s really reached a wide range of audiences,” said Rich Ferraro, a spokesman for GLAAD, a gay-right organization that tracks media.
In the song, Macklemore takes other rappers to task for using gay slurs, ties abusive language to bullying of gay teenagers and mocks religious leaders for opposing gay marriage. He states plainly where he stands on the marriage question: “No freedom till we’re equal/ Damn right I support it.” Then Mary Lambert, an openly lesbian singer, delivers a stirring chorus over Mr. Lewis’s lush piano. “I can’t change even if I tried,” she sings, and “My love/ My Love/ My Love/ She keeps me warm/ She keeps me warm.”
In a telephone interview, Macklemore said he composed the rap in March 2012 after reading a news article about a teenager who committed suicide after being bullied. He said he thought the epithets routinely heard in rap music might be partly to blame, and that denying gay adults the right to marry might also contribute to despair among gay teenagers. He also wanted to write a song, he said, to support his two gay uncles and his gay godfather in Seattle, all of whom are in committed relationships.
“I just wanted to hold myself accountable and hold hip-hop accountable and bring up an issue that was being pushed under the rug,” he said.
From the start, the duo intended “Same Love” to have a political impact. Released as a single in July 2012, they offered it as a theme song to groups working to pass Referendum 74, which legalized same-sex marriage in Washington State. Some profits from the single were donated to the advocacy group Washington United for Marriage. In October, Macklemore and Mr. Lewis released a video for the song with a rosy depiction of a gay marriage that political organizers said helped influenced the vote.
The same month, Ellen DeGeneres, who is gay, invited the duo to perform the song on her show. Still, the single probably would have faded into obscurity after the state referendum had Macklemore and Mr. Lewis not had a surprise radio hit with “Thrift Shop,” a comic song about the joys of bargain hunting. When that song hit No. 1 in February, it created a fierce demand for more tracks, radio executives said.
In March, the duo’s radio promoters started urging radio stations to play “Can’t Hold Us,” a playful rap about having success without a major label deal that eventually rose to No. 1 in early May.
A few stations went a different direction. Jeb Freedman, a disc jockey and programmer at the alternative rock station KTCL in Denver, passed over “Can’t Hold Us” and decided to spin “Same Love” instead. The song had moved him, he said, and seemed timely because a bill allowing gays to enter civil unions was up for a vote in the Colorado Legislature. “We poll our audience constantly with Web surveys, and the response was unbelievably positive,” he said. “I thought it was going to be polarizing, but it wasn’t.”
Mr. Freedman persuaded program directors at alternative stations in Los Angeles and Dallas to play the record, and stations in San Francisco and Seattle then followed suit.
By May, “Can’t Hold Us” was cresting to No. 1, and Top 40 and Rhythmic stations in several big cities had begun dropping “Same Love” into their playlists, often pegging it to political events. KROQ in Los Angeles added it the day of the Supreme Court hearings on California’s Proposition 8. KDWB in Minneapolis played the record the same week that Minnesota approved gay marriage. By last week it was playing on about 260 stations.
So far urban hip-hop stations have been slow to add “Same Love” to their rotations, although it has been getting airplay on a few, like WPGC in Washington, D.C. Peter Rosenberg, a D.J. on Hot 97 in New York, said his listeners had applauded his decision to play the song on his Sunday night show. He predicts that “Same Love” will become a hit on urban radio, too.
“I’m not saying that no one will resist,” he said. “Hip-hop still has some catching up to do on this issue.”
I just got back to my "small southern hometown" and the local station played "Same Love" for the first time. The DJ even said it was going to be a big hit, and dedicated it to his cousin.
The song is climbing the charts fast.
I think he's got a certain something, a kind of charisma that's better than pretty boy handsome.
On a separate note, anyone ever see the video for his song "And We Danced" ? It's like the opposite of Same Love & one of the only campy rap song I've ever heard & the video cracks me up. it has Macklemore in spandex and a wig on a horse.
He could benefit with a quick trip to Tom's Rhinoplasty in South Park.
The song reached #16 last week. What is it ranked this week?
You have to wait until Wednesday to find out. All indications are very good. it's increased in spins on the radio & has been in top 10 itunes all week at #7 and today is at #6. It's going to be up but not sure if it's top on Billboard yet.
The man in the suit and tie and the duo who buys clothes at thrift shops are the leaders at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV announced Wednesday that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have six nominations each. Bruno Mars has four nominations.
Timberlake's "Mirrors," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" and Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" will battle Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" for video of the year.
Timberlake's "Mirrors" and "Suit & Tie" are up for best male video, pop video and collaboration, among others. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' nominations include hip-hop video and collaboration.
Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three nominations each.
The VMAs will air live Aug. 25 from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.