Grammy Award winning duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are back with their sophomore release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
On this record, they prove that there more than just interloping white boys cashing in on the plight of minorities.
Even though he’s not gay, Macklemore took on the subject of LGBT rights with his song “Same Love,” which earned him Grammy Awards for
And even though they are not African-American, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tackled the subject of white privilege with their song “White Privilege II.”
According to Sammy Odell of The Loyola Maroon, it shouldn’t be unusual for listeners of Hip-Hop to accept Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ messages.
“The reality is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have entered into a genre and are fighting battles that are culturally not theirs. However, both hip hop and the battle for gay rights are not limited to its traditional members and both call for innovators and activists in support of their mission. Regardless of race or sexuality.” Sammy Odell – The Loyola Maroon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s latest album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made features guest appearances by Chance the Rapper and KRS-One, who crushes a track featuring DJ Premier.
The album is doing well on the charts too. It debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart thanks to the success of the album’s debut single “Downtown.”