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Benjamin Hammond Haggerty

American Rapper, Vocal Advocate for Palestine

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Date of Birth:



Seattle, Washington, USA

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Prominent artist supporting Palestinian causes

Brief bio

Macklemore, born Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, is an American rapper and songwriter renowned not only for his music hits like "Thrift Shop" but also for his active participation in social and political causes, notably his support for the Palestinian community.

Major Milestones


  • Career Breakthrough: Gained fame in the early 2010s with his hit single "Thrift Shop."

  • Social Advocacy: Known for addressing various social issues through his music and public statements.

  • Pro-Palestine Rally Speech: Delivered a speech at a pro-Palestine rally in Washington, D.C., showcasing his support for Palestinian rights.

  • Poetic Advocacy: Used his platform to speak out against violence affecting Palestinians through a powerful on-stage poem...See More

  • Public Statements: Made several public statements in solidarity with the Palestinian people during times of conflict...See More

  • Musical Influence: Has influenced the music industry with his unique blend of pop and hip hop, coupled with socially conscious lyrics.

  • Advocacy Through Art: Utilizes his music and public platform to advocate for various social causes, including Palestinian rights.

  • Support at Public Events: Participated in and spoke at rallies and events supporting Palestine.

  • Educational Efforts: Engages in self-education and encourages public discussion on complex issues, including the situation in Palestine.

  • Cultural Impact: Continues to impact cultural discussions around social justice through his public and artistic endeavors.

Date of Last Update: 
May 9, 2024

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