- Seattle based hip-hop duo formed in 2008. Macklemore is the stage name for Ben Haggerty. Lewis met Macklemore at a photo shoot and became fast friends. Lewis became a collaborator ever since that meeting.
- They’ve issued two studio albums. Their first, The Heist, was a huge success. They won 4 Grammy awards at the 2014 ceremony based on the strength of this album.
- Hit singles from The Heist include Thrift Shop, Can’t Hold Us, and Same Love. The first two reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 List, while Same Love peaked at #11.
- Same Love is considered an anthem for supporters of same-sex marriages. It was written by Macklemore due to his frustration with hip-hop culture and its treatment of gays. The photograph on the cover for the single shows Macklemore’s uncle John with John’s husband Sean.
- Watch the YouTube video of Thrift Shop, and you can be one of the over 1.6 billion people that have watched the video on YouTube.
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Love this song, had never watched the video before…”this is f@^# awesome”!