Macklemore, "Same Love"

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I didn't know whether to put this in the Frank Ocean thread, the XXL Freshmen thread, or the rolling terrible songs of 2012 thread (not because I think this is terrible, but because he has been clowned repeatedly there):

http://www.macklemore.com

Say what you will, but good for him, and I don't mind the song either.

Oh, and here's the cover. His uncles:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/412546/SAMELOVE-BLOG-WEB.jpg

alpine static, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 17:20 (seven years ago) link

The song's not great but the message is expressed well. Hats off to him.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 17:29 (seven years ago) link

^my thoughts exactly

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 17:47 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

the number one album on iTunes

"The Heist" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:02 (seven years ago) link

Leftsetz is excited about the "Jimmy Iovine" song

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:05 (seven years ago) link

I just saw the video for Same Love the other day. Touching.

I like "Thrift Shop" too, even if it's corny as fuck. Thanks for reminding me the album came out today.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

that is kind of incredible to me given that I only know Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for their contribution to the Worst Fake Irish Songs of All Time canon.

fish frosch (seandalai), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:23 (seven years ago) link

fuck these guys and the safe, acceptable, Bellevue High School class of 2014-enabled horse they rode in on

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:29 (seven years ago) link

that's not very hug-a-thuggable

Technology of the Big Muff (DJP), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:30 (seven years ago) link

So what is his best song? I feel completely out of the loop with this guy, but it looks as if he's blowing up from some sort of grassroots movement.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:36 (seven years ago) link

hearty lol @ "I'm a whore 4 Macklemore"

Technology of the Big Muff (DJP), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:38 (seven years ago) link

"best song" would imply he has any good ones

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:40 (seven years ago) link

oh hey now, I'm looking at that girl in the lower middle right next to her friend in the orange top.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:44 (seven years ago) link

"best song" would imply he has any good ones

― Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:40 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Well, the man has fans. I'm assuming he has some decent songs at least but don't really want to waste my time looking for them. So I'm hoping someone knows about some that are better than the others. I'm pretty liberal. I can enjoy some Mac Miller once in a while and understand his appeal completely. This guy, though? It must be in there somewhere.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:59 (seven years ago) link

"life's too short" is the weakest, most mockable dismissal to levy against someone's desire to check out a musician, but... well, life's too short

Technology of the Big Muff (DJP), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:00 (seven years ago) link

I know it's dumb to compare white rappers to each other just because they're white, but Macklemore already has two more songs I like than Yelawolf and Mac Miller put together.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:02 (seven years ago) link

my basic take on this dude is: "whatever, i like the songs i've heard pretty well"

it's easy to hate the easily hated.

alpine static, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:07 (seven years ago) link

^^ otm, except that I haven't really heard anything I like.

I think what's interesting is that Macklemore seems to be actually crossing over big time without any real media backing outside of the XXL freshmen cover. No one is really paying attention, "important" bloggers and writers are treating him as a joke but sells out shows everywhere (or so I'm told). Mac Miller already did that, but at least he had the Wiz connection, you know? But Mac is too easy to hate and so is Macklemore. So I'm thinking there's something we're missing here, probably. I'm fine with not liking everything the kids like but I like to understand what's going on.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:13 (seven years ago) link

I deal with condescending white liberal Seattlites day in and day out and I have never, not even once when encountering these folks, thought to myself, "you should rap."

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:40 (seven years ago) link

there's a generation of Atmosphere fans out there

rap game klaus nomi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:46 (seven years ago) link

never forget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp_lW7yYgiM

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:50 (seven years ago) link

Yeah I guess he's the new Slug, really. Atmosphere had some good songs though.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:55 (seven years ago) link

Atmosphere are the only band I've ever heckled

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 21:57 (seven years ago) link

tbf he did go to Garfield, not Bellevue High. I'm not about to start bragging to anyone that he went to my high school though.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:19 (seven years ago) link

I think what's interesting is that Macklemore seems to be actually crossing over big time without any real media backing outside of the XXL freshmen cover. No one is really paying attention, "important" bloggers and writers are treating him as a joke but sells out shows everywhere (or so I'm told). Mac Miller already did that, but at least he had the Wiz connection, you know? But Mac is too easy to hate and so is Macklemore. So I'm thinking there's something we're missing here, probably. I'm fine with not liking everything the kids like but I like to understand what's going on.

― Gelados n cream (longneck), Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

imo it's just the same 'certain strain of white kids that are mainly interested in white rappers' that's been around in different forms for ages, rallying around the beasties, then v.ice, then house of pain, icp, eminem, atmosphere, etc etc etc. the other day i saw a 12 year old girl in a mac miller shirt walking around target w/ her mom.

some dude, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:21 (seven years ago) link

tbf he did go to Garfield, not Bellevue High. I'm not about to start bragging to anyone that he went to my high school though.

― JoeStork, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:19 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I said his fans did, not him

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:22 (seven years ago) link

I think I got tired of being told by earnest white kids who would be repulsed by the idea of listening to Jay-Z or Lil Wayne that I should listen to Macklemore, ooooh, about 5 years ago.

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:23 (seven years ago) link

none of atmosphere are white tho

rap game klaus nomi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:25 (seven years ago) link

The Heist is inventive and original. In fact, this album is almost perfect. Except, however, for one song. “White Walls ft. ScHoolBoy Q & Hollis” glamorizes the offensively stereotypical rap favorites of Cadillacs, rims, and hoes. ScHoolBoy Q’s verse, with lines like “White hoes in the back seat snorting coke” are so glaringly out of place that I’ve been trying to figure out if I’m misinterpreting the song. On an album that attacks name brands, eschews misogyny for inclusiveness, and chronicles substance abuse, hoes snorting coke in a Cadillac seem out of place. It’s a sour note that throws off the rest of the otherwise brilliant album.

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:28 (seven years ago) link

Mack L'Amour would be a good name for a Heavy D type rapper

some dude, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:29 (seven years ago) link

and just now Macklemore is on the radio rapping intensely and earnestly about his battle for sobriety

JoeStork, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:32 (seven years ago) link

ha some dude

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:34 (seven years ago) link

according to my facebook feed over the last 20 minutes The Gays are Sold

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:43 (seven years ago) link

oh lord

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 22:55 (seven years ago) link

Dick's is the place where the cool hang out.

Andy K, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 23:21 (seven years ago) link

I've never liked their burgers tbh. I did meet Tabes outside of Dick's tho!

Cap'n Hug-a-Thug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 23:50 (seven years ago) link

I finally heard some of this guy's stuff and it just seems like the logical extension of a lot of the underground rap that was predominantly popular with white teenagers--he's definitely a more humorless Slug, but I could see this kinda thing ticking boxes for people who were also really into, like, Eyedea or Cunninlynguists.

That being said, I have liked a couple songs by all three of those and nothing this guy has put out seems remotely close to listenable? What is the appeal beyond him "not rapping about hoes and cars," because the lyrics can't be it?

fadanuf4erybody, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:26 (seven years ago) link

also, what the fuck even is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhf5cuXiLTA

fadanuf4erybody, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:30 (seven years ago) link

What is the appeal beyond him "not rapping about hoes and cars," because the lyrics can't be it?

― fadanuf4erybody, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:26 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

conscious rap has always been one of those genres defined more by what it's not about than what it's about.

some dude, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:42 (seven years ago) link

yeah i get that, but this kinda thing is so separate from the actual genre in a way closer to mac miller than, i dunno, any of those '00s white guys or talib kweli. honestly shocked that schoolboy q has a verse on this, just so out of place

fadanuf4erybody, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:52 (seven years ago) link

i think there's some rule that every rapper who becomes famous or semi-famous the same year has to do a song together, no matter how little sense it makes

some dude, Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link

I don't love this dude, but it's hard to hate thrift shop

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 02:08 (seven years ago) link

and maaaan I tried

has important things to say about gangnam style (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 02:08 (seven years ago) link

i can't decide if his voice sounds more exactly like slug's or buck 65's (all wite rappers sound the same)

zachylon (zachlyon), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 02:29 (seven years ago) link

Mack L'Amour would be a good name for a Heavy D type rapper

― some dude, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 11:29 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If Macklemore changed his name to Mack L'Amour I'd become a fan.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 06:46 (seven years ago) link

I still wouldn't buy his music though. I'd just, you know, defend him on the internet.

Gelados n cream (longneck), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 06:46 (seven years ago) link

I still define conscious rap as afrocentric, this post atmosphere stuff feels different imo

rap game klaus nomi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:52 (seven years ago) link

they're gonna do no. 1 on billboard next week

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 19:51 (seven years ago) link

actually i guess mumfords are gonna go no. 1 again, but macklemore will be up there

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 October 2012 19:56 (seven years ago) link

so forks just pointed out the existence of the song "My Dick" by 3OH!3 on another thread and, after listening to that and looking back at "White Privilege II", things could be SO MUCH WORSE

― its subtle brume (DJP)

Yeah, it coulda been "White Dick"

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 23 January 2016 03:24 (three years ago) link

/Macklemore may be looped in with the likes of Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea when it comes to criticism surrounding the appropriation of black culture, but he's making a clear point today in separating himself from them.

In fact, the rapper just dropped his latest song with Ryan Lewis called "White Privilege II"—a follow-up to the original 2005 track "White Privilege"—in which he not only expresses his determination to rally behind the black community, but he also calls out both Cyrus and Azalea for their lack of attention to the people they "stole" their music from./

http://www.eonline.com/news/733272/macklemore-calls-out-miley-cyrus-and-iggy-azalea-for-appropriating-black-culture-in-white-privilege-ii
--o. nate

Dying that E! had to get this up so fast that they completely missed the point of this verse

♫ as we get older and stop making threads ♫ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 23 January 2016 06:40 (three years ago) link

Truly the Randy Newman of our time

♫ as we get older and stop making threads ♫ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 23 January 2016 06:45 (three years ago) link

They are unambiguously positive things. I don't think that makes the song any good.

― its subtle brume (DJP), Friday, January 22, 2016 7:05 PM (4 hours ago)

Agreed! I was asking to see just how committed this community is to giving dude even the teensiest tiniest shred of credit for anything at all.

alpine static, Saturday, 23 January 2016 07:39 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

when i grow up i want macklemore to eat my asshole

― ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:59 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Neanderthal, Monday, 28 March 2016 05:03 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

:]

http://i.imgur.com/1dDg3bp.png

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 May 2016 14:59 (three years ago) link

Damn that's crazy

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:12 (three years ago) link

it's at 80k now but still pretty dire

some dude, Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:16 (three years ago) link

can't wait until the music industry bubble finally bursts and we learn the last CD actually sold was in 1998

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:18 (three years ago) link

Adele just sold 5 million CDs but that's definitely the last time that will ever happen

some dude, Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

sold them to an unmarked warehouse

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 1 May 2016 15:40 (three years ago) link

yeah if macklemore was around in the mid 1990s he'd probably have sold like 20 million records

i guess that's what you call cosmic justice

wizzz! (amateurist), Sunday, 1 May 2016 19:00 (three years ago) link

perhaps he will mackle less now

μpright mammal (mh), Sunday, 1 May 2016 23:34 (three years ago) link

i mean he probably should, i feel

flappy bird, Monday, 2 May 2016 00:20 (three years ago) link

"mackle less"

About 2,170 results (0.48 seconds)

"mackleless"

About 6,750 results (0.56 seconds)

This doesn't feel right. I would have thought way more. Am I spelling something wrong?

how girl's (how's life), Monday, 2 May 2016 00:32 (three years ago) link

shit, there were probably that many results on a given day on Twitter

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 2 May 2016 01:34 (three years ago) link

was thinking the same

lag∞n, Monday, 2 May 2016 01:41 (three years ago) link

Opposite to macklemore is macklebeg u ignorant yanks

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Monday, 2 May 2016 08:06 (three years ago) link

I just assumed most of Macklemore's fanbase have moved on to other things like Twenty One Pilots or Hamilton.

MarkoP, Monday, 2 May 2016 13:27 (three years ago) link

Deservedly in both cases.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 May 2016 13:36 (three years ago) link

I just assumed most of Macklemore's fanbase have moved on to other things like Twenty One Pilots or Hamilton.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/files/img/ah/g-eazy/aragon-ballroom/g-eazy-1.jpg

ejemplo (crüt), Monday, 2 May 2016 13:52 (three years ago) link

oh hi crüt did you have a question, you can lower your hand :)

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 2 May 2016 14:00 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Minneapolis date tickets just popped up on Groupon, ouch

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 5 June 2016 00:27 (three years ago) link

that is exquisite

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 June 2016 05:02 (three years ago) link

Seriously? Even here he's playing a relatively small place, not typically befitting a multiplatinum superstar. Wow, I guess that's not sold out either? Ouch. Which buyer's remorse is worse, him or Iggy?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 June 2016 14:36 (three years ago) link

haha okay I know this was originally annnounced as a Target Center show (where the Timberwolves play) now it's at the "U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center"

U.S. Bank Theater[edit]
Target Center can convert into a 2,500-to-7,500-seat theater known as the U.S. Bank Theater. The Theater contains a moveable floor-to-ceiling curtain system that allows the venue to be transformed based on specific show needs. In addition to concerts, the U.S. Bank Theater can also be used for family and Broadway shows.[24]

aka your show sold shit

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:04 (three years ago) link

"Thrift Shop" rewrite: "Groupon Deal"

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:11 (three years ago) link

...or the Weird Al version. Did he do a Macklemore already?

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:12 (three years ago) link

He just put Thrift Shop into a polka, which is what he usually does when he can't figure out good parody ideas for popular songs.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:47 (three years ago) link

I'm gonna scalp some tix
got front row seats in my pocket
What is this, no business
this is fucking bullshit

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Tuesday, 7 June 2016 21:51 (three years ago) link

i saw him a few years ago and it wasn't terrible in the context of how i imagined i would feel about a macklemore concert

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 7 June 2016 22:31 (three years ago) link

same. saw him in a 1000-cap shithole just before he broke big and he was pretty enjoyable. but i def pass for a Macklepologist around here

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 22:36 (three years ago) link

he's (among others) headlining Roskilde, orange stage holds up to 70000 people... will maybe seem empty

http://drw5li4pnyc3g.cloudfront.net/2004/rf16-poster-meta-1200x630.png

niels, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 12:24 (three years ago) link

tenacious d is still a thing?

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 June 2016 19:12 (three years ago) link

lol I read that as Roadkill Festival, which seems about right

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Thursday, 9 June 2016 19:13 (three years ago) link

this piece is bad

maura, Friday, 10 June 2016 18:39 (three years ago) link

yea man check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3mC__9qNoA

flappy bird, Friday, 10 June 2016 18:40 (three years ago) link

xpost

tenacious d is still a thing?

― rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:12 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

flappy bird, Friday, 10 June 2016 18:40 (three years ago) link

holy shit this came out 3 years ago?

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 10 June 2016 18:59 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

as the commenter suggests the Lambert line would probably be intended to reflect on her own sexuality, not Macklemore's

niels, Friday, 6 April 2018 06:22 (one year ago) link

how did you not post this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGAAMQLb4ZE

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:27 (one year ago) link

holy shit this came out 3 years ago?

two years later:

ugh this song, fucking die

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Friday, 6 April 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

one year passes...
three months pass...

Ah yes.

https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2019/11/macklemore-magician-magic-rap-album/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 November 2019 18:27 (one week ago) link

wow

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 4 November 2019 18:40 (one week ago) link

fred durst runs a magic themed jazz night in LA

white rappers are magic

ت (jim in vancouver), Monday, 4 November 2019 19:32 (one week ago) link


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