Why we still need Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’

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When Macklemore’s “Same Love” came out more than a year ago, my immediate thought was “This is amazing.” I never thought I would hear a pro-gay rap song. Then the song became a hit, and I kept hearing it, and hearing it. The more I listened to the lyrics, the more I found the song outdated. If “Same Love” was a book, it would be called “Gays for Dummies.”

This week, however, I realized just how relevant “Same Love” really is. Eminem made a grand return with his song “Rap God,” the lead single from his forthcoming (and highly praised) “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.” But it seems that someone forgot to tell Slim Shady that it’s 2013 because Eminem is still slinging the same homophobic hash that he was serving in 2000. “Rap God” stings with anti-gay lyrics.

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