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Fences feat. Macklemore & Lewis - 'Arrows': VIDEO

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The Seattle-based tattooed lumberjacks of indie group Fences have just released their album Arrows, getting a publicity boost by collaborating with "Same Love" duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. But you already knew that.

What you may not know is that they've released the music video for the song "Arrows", so if you've been on the fence (*rimshot*) whether or not the album is for you, you can check out the scrufftastic song and dance AFTER THE JUMP...

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Join Seattle Indie Pop Group Fences to Sling Some 'Arrows': LISTEN

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis look set to give a big chart boost to Seattle indie pop group Fences with their new collaboration "Arrows", out this week. The "Same Love" songmakers lend their talents to the track which "is largely about letting go of control and searching for your identity" according to Billboard. That theme is part of the reason that Fences (aka Christopher Mansfield, asked Macklemore, an old friend, to join him on the track.

Said Macklemore to Billboard: "He's fu---d up in the same way that I'm f----d up. Because of that, our lives relate beyond the music. I've always admired his talent for illustrating with words and evoking imagery."

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Seattle Drag Queen Mama Tits Confronts Christian Protesters At Pride - VIDEO

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Seattle drag queen Mama Tits confronted Christian protesters who tried to disrupt the city's Gay Pride Parade on June 30. Star Trek actor George Takei led the parade and rapper Macklemore also took part.

In a fantastic impromptu speech, Mama Tits told anti-gay protesters that they themselves are sinners “because they are wearing cotton polyblend - that is an abomination."

She went on to say:

"Why don’t you read your own book and actually follow the teachings to the letter of god and learn to support and love.  You need to drop the hate. You are a sad, sad excuse for a human being. Once you learn to drop the hate, you too can find happiness because we will welcome you with open arms if you learn to open your minds.  Not today satan, not today!”

Speaking to Seattle Gay Scene after the event, Mama Tits had this to say:

“Before I knew it, I was standing tits to nose with the leader guy on the megaphone. It felt like I had the strength of all the people who had ever been hurt by these people standing right behind be me giving me power! I was almost in autopilot mode from my days as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. I planted myself in his path and wouldn’t move. When he walked around me, I got back in front of him again and again. I stared him in the eyes and could see the pain in his eyes, I could see he was scared and he should have been. He tried to hit me with his sign, but like Bianca Del Rio says 'Not Today, Satan!' I pushed his sign away from my face and hair, because you DO NOT TOUCH my hair. And, it was all I could do to NOT get violent, but I didn’t because once that happens, we all lose.”

Watch Mama Tits’ brilliant speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Macklemore's Ryan Lewis Proves Nobody Knows Who He Is or What He Does: VIDEO

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Jimmy Fallon sent Macklemore's Ryan Lewis to a park in NYC to ask people what Ryan Lewis actually does. Turns out few people would recognize him if he was standing in front of them and nobody, not even Macklemore, knows what he does.

Watch the hilarious segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Macklemore Gets Signature Air Jordan Sneaker

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Macklemore, rapper and ally, artist of the pro-gay platinum single "Same Love", teamed up with Nike's Jordan line to design and release his own signature sneaker. Macklemore posted pictures of the shoe on his Instagram account and it's...certainly eye-catching. And a shoe; it's definitely a shoe.

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Christian Rapper Bizzle Records Anti-Gay Version of Macklemore's 'Same Love': LISTEN

Christian rapper Bizzle has written an anti-gay version of Macklemore's "Same Love" rapped over the song's instrumental.

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On the track, Bizzle slams comparisons of the gay civil rights movement to the African-American civil rights movement (my transcripts):

You rather fight God than fight sin / The Bible is alright until it calls what you like sin / And I feel so disrespected that you were so desperate / You would compare your sexual habits to my skin / Calling it 'the new black?' Tell me, where they do that? / They hung us like tree ornaments, where were you at? / They burned us for entertainment, you go through that?" / Moms raped in front of their kids while they shoot dad / Ever been murdered just for trying to learn how to read, bro? / Show of hands? I didn't think so / So quit comparing the two it ain't the same fight / You can play straight. We can never play white.

Using black people as pawns for your agenda / These sell-out rappers that do whatever you tell em.

Bizzle also says that being gay is a choice:

"Man I ain't choose this!" You think you chose that?

"Well I was born this?" Well prove me you were born that.

Gays are like pedophiles:

You were never oppressed. The devil was a liar / The only thing oppressed was your sexual desire / Keeping your desires oppressed is so lame to you / But when you get married that's what you expect your mate to do / It angers you if I compare you to a pedophile / Because he's sick, right, and you're better, how?

Samelove_bizzleGays should not have marriage because they already have domestic partnerships and God says marriage is between a man and a woman.:

But you were never a girl. He was once nine so at one time in his life it was just fine. / What makes your laws right? / I'm not buying it so put it in the same trash can you put that Bible in. / See how that cycle is? / Nobody wants to repent of their evil so we all try justifying it. / And you say it's about rights but you lying though - domestic partnerships gave you rights a long time ago. / God created marriage when he did he defined it though so why is it that you want what he created but denying no. / It's not wicked enough switching the definition you want it done by a Christian in a church he worships in?

And gays should not use the rainbow as a Gay Pride symbol because it belongs to Christians:

And that rainbow you using is a gay pride symbol? It represents a covenant with God if you didn't know. Check Genesis 9:13 for the info. Homie, the poor spiritual, you don't know what you in for. I ain't saying your sins worse, but it is sin, though.

Of course, Bizzle says he's not a hater even though he justifies calling gay a "defect" in the lyrics as well:

It's funny how the media portays things / They really pushing hard for this gay thing / And it's so wicked how they manipulate things / Can't even disagree without them making it a hate thing /

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

Writes Sketch the Journalist at the Houston Chronicle:

This is not the first time Bizzle has offered his take on the mainstream hip hop industry. He first gained national attention for saying Jay-Z had some “Explaining to Do” about his use of dark imagery. He’s also released songs specifically targeting the media messages promoted by artists like Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj.

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