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Four-Time Grammy Winner Debuts Song Inspired by College Protests
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By Anthony Haddad
Published 3 weeks ago on
May 7, 2024

Macklemore's new song "Hind’s Hall" pays tribute to a young Palestinian girl and addresses key themes in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Macklemore)

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Rapper Macklemore has released a new song titled “Hind’s Hall,” igniting a wave of support for pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses throughout the United States.

Tribute to Hind Rajab

The title “Hind’s Hall” is a nod to an event at Columbia University, where student protesters renamed Hamilton Hall as Hind’s Hall” in memory of Hind Rajab, a 6-year-old Palestinian girl likely killed by the Israeli military in Gaza.

Macklemore’s song serves as a powerful homage to her memory and aims to shed light on the deadly conflict in the region.

Macklemore’s lyrics in “Hind’s Hall” tackle themes surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by challenging the notion that advocating for peace and divesting from conflict-related activities are threats, emphasizing the importance of addressing the root cause of the conflict and advocating for a free Palestine.

Macklemore confronts the conflation of anti-Zionism with antisemitism, highlighting the diverse participation of individuals, including Jewish supporters, in pro-Palestine movements.

The song also holds politicians, including President Joe Biden, accountable for their actions and inactions in resolving the conflict, and critiques the music industry’s silence on such critical issues.

Surprisingly, Macklemore includes a diss directed at fellow rapper Drake, expressing a desire for a cease-fire over retaliation.

Charitable Endeavor

Macklemore announced that all proceeds from “Hind’s Hall” on streaming platforms will be donated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), further amplifying the impact of the song beyond its musical realm.

The song’s release has sparked conversations about the Palestinian cause and highlighted the role of artists in raising awareness and driving meaningful change.

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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