Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Privilege II



This song is the outcome of an ongoing dialogue with musicians, activists, and teachers within our community in Seattle and beyond. Their work and engagement was essential to the creative process.

As a company (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC), we are committed to a long-term investment of our time, resources, finances and creative capacities towards supporting black-led organizing and anti-racist education & discourse.

In dialogue with our community partners and advisers, we will continue to find ways in which we can leverage our platform and network towards strengthening the work of organizers and initiatives framed by genuine racial and social equity. We recognize that there are no easy answers, any one piece of legislation, or quick fix to undo institutional racism in our country. We wish to support direct organizing and be led by the expertise and experience of those on the front lines as we proceed.


  • Tyler "XP" Andrews
  • Darian Asplund
  • DeShe' Brooks
  • Gena Brooks
  • Tanisha Brooks
  • Liza Curtiss
  • Evan Flory-Barnes
  • Ben Haggerty
  • Josephine Howell
  • Josh "Budo" Karp
  • Russell Leonce
  • D'Vonne Lewis
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Ahamefule J. Oluo
  • Josh Rawlings
  • Malaelupe Samifua
  • Maelu Strange
  • Symbolyc One and Grey
  • Sam Townsend
  • Hollis Wong-Wear
  • Jamila Woods


  • Ron Chisom
  • Jonathan Cunningham
  • Tricia Davis
  • Josh Dick
  • Martin Friedman
  • Jackie Ganger
  • Amir Islam
  • Jason Koenig
  • Tim Lennon
  • Aaron Walker-Loud
  • Nikkita Oliver
  • James Peterson
  • Kevin Powell
  • Zach Quillen
  • Peter Richards
  • Dr. Kimberley Richards
  • Georgia Roberts
  • Cameron Sage
  • Ben Secord
  • Sharod Smith
  • Gabriel Teodros
  • Dustin Washington