In support of gay marriage, American musician Macklemore and his
producer Ryan Lewis have released a music video titled Same Love,
in aid of the Music for Marriage Equality association.
Scroll down to watch the video
Macklemore recognises that there is a widespread intolerance of
the gay community in hip-hop, and he realises this is the time to
confront the homophobic language used even by the best rappers.
Following the coming out of popular hip-hop artist Frank Ocean,
it seems like the perfect time to address the issue of homophobia
in hip-hop. The song, which features vocals by the lesbian singer
and songwriter Mary Lambert, was partly influenced by Macklemore's
gay uncles, who were both huge role models in Macklemore's life as
he was growing up.
The video portrays a gay man's life, from childhood through to
his wedding day, with the important message coming through in the
lyrics: "I might not be the same, but that's not important/ No
freedom 'til we're equal, damn right I support it."
Not only is this song incredible for its political message, but
it is also a damn good to sing along to. Enjoy.