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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Happy Music Monday! I hope everyone is having a smashing spring break! This music Monday is devoted to Macklemore.

Macklemore (his real name is Ben Haggerty) and his producer Ryan Lewis make hip-hop/indie rap music, and have been doing so since 2008. Haggerty started out his career in 2000 as Professor Macklemore and released an extended play, then dropped the “professor” and began making music as just Macklemore. He struggled with substance abuse for a few years, but after becoming sober in 2008, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis teamed up for the first time.

Since beginning his music career, Macklemore has released one mixtape, three extended plays, and two albums, all on independent record labels. Although he has such a large body of work, he didn’t really become super famous until his song “Thrift Shop” got popular in late 2012. The song has over 150 million views on YouTube and just so happens to be one of my favorite songs at the moment. My favorite song by him is probably “Same Love.” This song is about marriage equality, making Macklemore the first hip-hop artist to sing of such a thing, which I think is incredibly cool. I don’t usually like rap or hip-hop music at all, but I love that Macklemore’s songs actually are about legitimate things and have humor in them.

He will be playing at Purdue University on March 23 and at Indiana University on April 17. Click on the date for ticket info for each!

Two of my favorite songs by Macklemore, “Fake I.D.“and “Thrift Shop”, have a few choice words in them, so I can’t really put them on here. Click the name of the song to view those! “Same Love” is down below!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Same Love”

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3 Responses to Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

  1. Kamden Waara says:

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  2. Bekah says:

    You are very welcome!

  3. Austin says:

    I’ve never watched this music video before, but I have listened to the song. I am SO impressed with the video. Wow. Thank you for posting it!

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