The Song, By Ryan Lewis And Featuring Mary Lambert Essay

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Ben Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, is one of the most popular artists in the hip hop industry. He is best known for recognizing issues within society and using his influence to make a difference. The hip-hop industry has a huge impact on the youth. It influences the way people speak, act, and think. Constant discrimination towards race, gender and sexual orientation takes place among popular songs which encourages audiences to also act in discriminatory ways. “Same Love” was released in 2012 as part of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s The Heist album. The song, produced by Ryan Lewis and featuring Mary Lambert, discusses the false predispositions of homosexuality within today’s society. “Same Love” uses ethos, pathos, and logos to focus on issues of discrimination based on sexuality, gay rights, and marriage equality. The goal of the song “Same love” is to demonstrate a belief in supporting gay marriage and to emphasize the importance of being respectful and supportive of gay people. Ben Haggerty is a white American who was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Ben grew up in a Catholic community, but was exposed to acceptance of gay people at a young age because of his gay uncle. It wasn’t just the issue of marriage equality that prompted him to write the song, it was also the use of ‘gay’ as a derogative term in the hip-hop industry. According to the Huffington post, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis said both the Catholic and hip-hop communities are known for being

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