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Macklemore, of course, penned the brilliant and moving "Same Love" with Ryan Lewis. At the 2014 Grammys, the two even complemented their live performance with actual weddings, some of which were same-sex. In an interview last Summer, he put his views into words: "I think that looking at the hip-hop community, and holding myself accountable in the hip-hop community, was what I cared about. That's my community; that's who I see to be oppressing gay people . . . Homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community and it just gets the co-sign. The last year has gotten a lot better, but for so long, it was just an issue that nobody touched on."

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