Macklemore wins 2 VMA awards. "Same Love" wins!

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    Aug 26, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Same Love" won the award for Best Social Message Song(and best Hip Hop video). He performed the song in the VMAs along with Jennifer Hudson, it was quite powerful specially the ending with Jennifer And Mary Lambert(singer in the song). This will definitely set a precedent for Hip Hop music in the years to come. Totally made my night.


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    Aug 26, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    I love him and his smile. I think "Castle" is my favorite song of his.

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    Aug 26, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    Woo!
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    Aug 26, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    Damn
    Now I'm pissed I missed it and for what: Preseason disappointment. GAhhhh.
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    Aug 26, 2013 3:39 PM GMT

    Now this is a totally better news! than Miley's icon_rolleyes.gif

    Amen! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidDamn
    Now I'm pissed I missed it and for what: Preseason disappointment. GAhhhh.


    I was playing video games and I actually paused my game to watch this. It was a big deal.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    Macklemore is so amazing. His performances or always good, I really like him.

    Also, I really like how Jason Collins got to Intorduce him, that was awesome.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    Not quite sure how he'll set any precedent for hip hop because--aside from flat out denying he's even a hip hop act at all--a lot of hip hop heads suspect Macklemore's hype has been paid for and is being forced on them. If you read any hip hop forums, when the name is even discussed at all, it ain't good.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    dustin_K_tx saidDamn
    Now I'm pissed I missed it and for what: Preseason disappointment. GAhhhh.


    I was playing video games and I actually paused my game to watch this. It was a big deal.
    A big deal indeed to pause video games to watch that. icon_surprised.gif
  • JuneauMike

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    Aug 26, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    How funny. I posted pretty much the same thing last night and got zero replies. Maybe my post got missed. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidDamn
    Now I'm pissed I missed it and for what: Preseason disappointment. GAhhhh.


    Right there with ya! Between that high point and apparently low point of Myley Cyrus, DAMN! icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
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    JuneauMike saidHow funny. I posted pretty much the same thing last night and got zero replies. Maybe my post got missed. icon_confused.gif


    *hugs*


    Most-likely because this was posted first. When multiple threads for the same topic are posted I reply to the one posted first (or the one with the most replies), I'm sure other people do the same.
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    JuneauMike saidHow funny. I posted pretty much the same thing last night and got zero replies. Maybe my post got missed. icon_confused.gif



    I had to bump this thread myself this morning, it only got one reply yesterday icon_neutral.gif.
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin20days said
    great_scott saidNot quite sure how he'll set any precedent for hip hop because--aside from flat out denying he's even a hip hop act at all--a lot of hip hop heads suspect Macklemore's hype has been paid for and is being forced on them. If you read any hip hop forums, when the name is even discussed at all, it ain't good.


    my feelings exactly as a rap fan. interesting thing @ another forum that i frequent. they pretty much raised up the question if it were a decade ago, if he would be blowing up like how he is right now because that backpacker, underground type of music macklemore is putting out NOW wouldn't be on and popping. he wouldn't be getting any shine especially considering how the music landscape was the whole entire 50 cent, gangster rap, you gotta have a rap sheet, ex con or involved with the street life and in the ghetto in order to get on. that dynamic changed when kanye blew up in 2004 though. since then, things have made a total 180. now everybody wants to be different, nerdy, geeky, wearing skinny jeans, on skateboards, and a hipster basically.

    i'm not hating on macklemore's success at all. however, as you mentioned, i'm aware of how the industry tries to force certain trends onto the people like how they're trying this one. drake is a prime example. dude is an industry plant.


    I don't think that's the main issue. No one really knows who this guy is, yet his CD and 3 of his singles cracked top 5 (2 of them back to back) on urban charts all while being totally absent from urban radio playlists, DJ mixshows, hip hop clubs and with no street buzz at all? It screams payola, and it's having a Justin Bieber effect. The guys on All Hip Hop finally found someone they despise more than Drake. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    great_scott saidNot quite sure how he'll set any precedent for hip hop because--aside from flat out denying he's even a hip hop act at all--a lot of hip hop heads suspect Macklemore's hype has been paid for and is being forced on them. If you read any hip hop forums, when the name is even discussed at all, it ain't good.


    He won the prize for best social message video and he won the prize for best Hip Hop video. That sets a very clear precedent in Hip Hop music. Hip Hop artists will probably care more about selling albums than appealing to homophobics at the Hip Hop forums. Reality says that Macklemore is selling pro-gay hip hop more than any other rapper can sell whatever else they're coming up with.

    Unfortunately no matter what positive advancements we get in terms of gay rights and overall acceptance and tolerance there are always people out there like you that are way too pessimistic. It is either "Should have happened sooner" or "It is too safe" or "It is too fabricated" or "There are rumours saying that his hype is paid" or whatever else. All I know is that Macklemore is doing quite a lot for the gay community under the Hip Hop label and he is getting a wide social recognition for it. This is an undeniable fact and it is a good one.
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    Aug 26, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    Your reply just shows how detached you are from the subject. These were VMAs. MTV Networks owns Logo, yes?. This was a gay song, right? Not trying to burst your bubble or anything but I wouldn't go pausing video games over this. It's business as usual.

    Hip hop doesn't need Macklemore to set examples for anything, especially since no one but the MTV crowd considers him a rapper to begin with. There are actual hip hop artists out there doing more IN the gay community without riding the I-support-homos-now-praise-me money train. Besides, if you really wanna send a socially-conscious message out to hip hop fans, at least play it for them. Lolz
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    Aug 26, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    great_scott saidYour reply just shows how detached you are from the subject. These were VMAs. MTV Networks owns Logo, yes?. This was a gay song, right? Not trying to burst your bubble or anything but I wouldn't go pausing video games over this. It's business as usual.

    Hip hop doesn't need Macklemore to set examples for anything, especially since no one but the MTV crowd considers him a rapper to begin with. There are actual hip hop artists out there doing more IN the gay community without riding the I-support-homos-now-praise-me money train. Besides, if you really wanna send a socially-conscious message out to hip hop fans, at least play it for them. Lolz


    I think you are detached from the subject. Not trying to burst your bubble but this wasnt a song intended for hip hop fans it is actually a song for everyone in general but sung by a hip hop artist. You also failed to understand the point(i thought it was dead obvious). If all you are really good at is selective reading paired with poor comprehension skills I might as well leave you to keep talking to yourself. Back to my game, you definitely dont deserve a pause icon_wink.gif ooops i forgot to lolz icon_lol.gif


    note : I really dont care about your negative opinion, I just hope people dont read your post and as a result fail to appreciate/support the efforts made by artists to promote our rights. Summary: You contribute to absolutely nothing but judgement and negativity. Simply sad.
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    Aug 26, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    Okay. So basically you believe that this song that wasn't even intended for hip hop will set some kind of precedent for hip hop; do I have this correct now?
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
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    great_scott said
    gta5iscomingin20days said
    great_scott saidNot quite sure how he'll set any precedent for hip hop because--aside from flat out denying he's even a hip hop act at all--a lot of hip hop heads suspect Macklemore's hype has been paid for and is being forced on them. If you read any hip hop forums, when the name is even discussed at all, it ain't good.


    my feelings exactly as a rap fan. interesting thing @ another forum that i frequent. they pretty much raised up the question if it were a decade ago, if he would be blowing up like how he is right now because that backpacker, underground type of music macklemore is putting out NOW wouldn't be on and popping. he wouldn't be getting any shine especially considering how the music landscape was the whole entire 50 cent, gangster rap, you gotta have a rap sheet, ex con or involved with the street life and in the ghetto in order to get on. that dynamic changed when kanye blew up in 2004 though. since then, things have made a total 180. now everybody wants to be different, nerdy, geeky, wearing skinny jeans, on skateboards, and a hipster basically.

    i'm not hating on macklemore's success at all. however, as you mentioned, i'm aware of how the industry tries to force certain trends onto the people like how they're trying this one. drake is a prime example. dude is an industry plant.


    I don't think that's the main issue. No one really knows who this guy is, yet his CD and 3 of his singles cracked top 5 (2 of them back to back) on urban charts all while being totally absent from urban radio playlists, DJ mixshows, hip hop clubs and with no street buzz at all? It screams payola, and it's having a Justin Bieber effect. The guys on All Hip Hop finally found someone they despise more than Drake. icon_lol.gif


    honestly, these are not the first guys that have been suspected of such which is the point. there's many others that have been associated as "industry plants" and drake is one example. i don't know about all hip hop BUT the coli pretty much has an in depth discussion about that shit right now.

    for the most part, the rap community hasn't been feeling the new wave of rappers coming along as well as the new music. folks are really appreciating the shit that has came out 20 years ago or even 10, 15 years ago. that's why everybody is taking it back to the 90s. shit is getting deep because eminem is doing a mmlp part 2. icon_lol.gif raekwon done started some shit. jay did it first blueprint 2 BUT rae made that shit popular with ob4cl2. got everyone trying to do part 2's now. icon_lol.gif



    It is really hard to believe that a male rapper would even be this gay-friendly and succesful. I guess it is far more plausible to say that everything Macklemore and Ryan stand for is simply an act, they dont really believe a single word that comes out of their mouths. Their powerful heart feeling performances are fake as well, they're just that good at it. Mary Lambert is also pretty dumb if she didnt notice that everything is a fake, so is Jennifer Hudson, bitch is so clueless...actually I think she may be part of this shit too. Well my deep appreciations and support to the marketing team that fabricated Macklemore, I love them for what they're doing and thanks for forcing him and Ryan to speak out for gay rights, you guys rock and will always be loved even if I dont know your names, keep fabricating more artists like these PLEASE.
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    Aug 26, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    gta5iscomingin20days said
    great_scott said
    gta5iscomingin20days said
    great_scott saidNot quite sure how he'll set any precedent for hip hop because--aside from flat out denying he's even a hip hop act at all--a lot of hip hop heads suspect Macklemore's hype has been paid for and is being forced on them. If you read any hip hop forums, when the name is even discussed at all, it ain't good.


    my feelings exactly as a rap fan. interesting thing @ another forum that i frequent. they pretty much raised up the question if it were a decade ago, if he would be blowing up like how he is right now because that backpacker, underground type of music macklemore is putting out NOW wouldn't be on and popping. he wouldn't be getting any shine especially considering how the music landscape was the whole entire 50 cent, gangster rap, you gotta have a rap sheet, ex con or involved with the street life and in the ghetto in order to get on. that dynamic changed when kanye blew up in 2004 though. since then, things have made a total 180. now everybody wants to be different, nerdy, geeky, wearing skinny jeans, on skateboards, and a hipster basically.

    i'm not hating on macklemore's success at all. however, as you mentioned, i'm aware of how the industry tries to force certain trends onto the people like how they're trying this one. drake is a prime example. dude is an industry plant.


    I don't think that's the main issue. No one really knows who this guy is, yet his CD and 3 of his singles cracked top 5 (2 of them back to back) on urban charts all while being totally absent from urban radio playlists, DJ mixshows, hip hop clubs and with no street buzz at all? It screams payola, and it's having a Justin Bieber effect. The guys on All Hip Hop finally found someone they despise more than Drake. icon_lol.gif


    honestly, these are not the first guys that have been suspected of such which is the point. there's many others that have been associated as "industry plants" and drake is one example. i don't know about all hip hop BUT the coli pretty much has an in depth discussion about that shit right now.

    for the most part, the rap community hasn't been feeling the new wave of rappers coming along as well as the new music. folks are really appreciating the shit that has came out 20 years ago or even 10, 15 years ago. that's why everybody is taking it back to the 90s. shit is getting deep because eminem is doing a mmlp part 2. icon_lol.gif raekwon done started some shit. jay did it first blueprint 2 BUT rae made that shit popular with ob4cl2. got everyone trying to do part 2's now. icon_lol.gif



    It is really hard to believe that a male rapper would even be this gay-friendly and succesful. I guess it is far more plausible to say that everything Macklemore and Ryan stand for is simply an act, they dont really believe a single word that comes out of their mouths. Their powerful heart feeling performances are fake as well, they're just that good it. Mary Lambert is also pretty dumb if she didnt notice that everything is a fake, so is Jennifer Hudson, bitch is so clueless...actually I think she may be part of this shit too. Well my deep appreciations and support to the marketing team that fabricated Macklemore, I love them for what they're doing and thanks for forcing him and Ryan to speak out for gay rights, you guys rock and will always be loved even if I dont know your names, keep fabricating more artists like these PLEASE.


    BIG +1
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Where'd these people come from? All I've been hearing lately is Macklemore and.. I have never heard of them. Are they gay? He is cute, the blond one. But it's like Frank Ocean, all we kept hearing last year was Frank Ocean and to this day I have no idea who he is and what he sang. I suppose I could have youtubed them icon_wink.gif
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 27, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    It's an awesome song and I think it was a much deserved honor.
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    Aug 30, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    Charlitos said:

    I had to bump this thread myself this morning, it only got one reply yesterday icon_neutral.gif. [/quote]

    And to paraphrase what I said on my own post, Charlitos wins by default just by being smokin hot, so thats that. icon_smile.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Aug 30, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    I like the message of this song.. that being said I don't like the song itself.

    Blehh
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    Aug 30, 2013 7:26 AM GMT
    that was amazing! I just found a link online, check it out if you haven't seen it yet:

    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-same-love-mtv-vma-performance-2013/