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Macklemore Criticizes Homophobia in Hip Hop

Posted By on June 5, 2013

It’s been a hell of a year for Seattle MC Macklemore. With the astonishing success of “Thrift Shop” and his most recent single “Can’t Hold Us”, Macklemore has already made a huge name for himself in the rap game.

It’s no secret Macklemore is a big supporter of equal rights marriage and recently discussed his passion for the issue as well as the use of homophobia in Hip Hop during an interview with  AlLindstrom.com. Macklemore stated in the interview:

“I think that if other artists are compelled to and they feel inspired that they want to speak on an issue then go ahead and do that,” said the “Can’t Hold Us” rapper. “There’s so many issues as an artist that you could take on. There’s so many things that I believe in…I felt personally invested in this issue. I saw forever homophobia used within Hip Hop and used in a way that was getting props…And everyone was cool with that. And to me that was wack. It was something that I wanted to be accountable for myself, hold my community accountable for, and just be real about it. And I think a lot has changed in the last year.”

Check out the full interview here: