PORTLAND One of the most talked-about rap artists of the year gave a speech Saturday afternoon in Portland.

Ben Haggerty, the artist better known to fans as Macklemore, spoke at the Keller Auditorium as part of TEDx Portland. The topic of the event was Perfect.

Haggerty was joined onstage by his manager Zach Quillen.

During his speech, Macklemore talked about writing and performing his hit songs, including Same Love and Thrift Shop.

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