Machine Gun Kelly: "Race Is An Issue For People Like Macklemore"
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's new nine-minute single "White Privilege II." Machine Gun Kelly offered his two cents on the song when TMZ accosted him as he walked through the airport Tuesday morning. "Race is not an issue," MGK said. "Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and shit."
Activist DeRay Mckesson Details His Conversation With Macklemore About "White Privilege II"
Macklemore's new single is the subject of heated debate on social media and elsewhere. Upon hearing "White Privilege II," Black Lives Matter activist and famed Twitter persona DeRay Mckesson called the song "important." He also apparently DM'd Macklemore and asked if he would be willing to get on the phone and talk about the track.
Talib Kweli Blasts Iggy Azalea Over Her Response To Macklemore
Macklemore's latest single, "White Privilege II," has been causing quite a storm on social media. On the track, he namedropped Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley, and the easiest target of them all: Iggy Azalea. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic," rapped Macklemore, referring to himself in the second person.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Macklemore "White Privilege II" Diss
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are ramping up their activity as they prepare for the February 26 release of This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
J Cole, Vince Staples, & Miguel To Perform At Bonnaroo 2016
Those able to endure the withering Southern heat at the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, are richly rewarded with one of the most massive and diverse music gatherings on the planet. Bonnaroo has announced the full lineup for its 2016 festival, scheduled for the weekend of June 9-12. Hip-hop & R&B acts include J. Cole, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vince Staples, Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler, the Creator, RL Grime, Post Malone, Goldlink, Allen Stone, & The Internet.
5 Things We Want From Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "This Unruly Mess I've Made"
It’s taken Macklemore and Ryan Lewis a little over three years to finish their sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Here's The Title, Release Date & Cover Art For Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' New Album
After taking a few years off to let the sudden fame sink (and perhaps capitalize further off it), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are almost ready to release their sophomore effort. Today they've decided to unveil the album's title, cover art and release date.
Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers & How They Fit Into Hip-Hop
With the emergence of Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, and most recently, Slim Jesus and Post Malone, the topic of white rappers has been a common argument within the hip-hop community. It's a complicated and divisive issue, so the FADER decided to get the equally hilarious and on-point Vince Staples and real live white rapper Mac Miller (or is he just a white dude that raps?
Melle Mel: Macklemore's "Downtown" Is "Definitely A Good Look For Hip-Hop"
Macklemore has been catching a whole new new round of flak recently for his new music video "Downtown," for which he called on old school heads Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz, & Big Daddy Kane to contribute a throwback '80s feel.
Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
As we detailed in our recap of noteworthy moments from last night's MTV VMAs, the event wasn't super hip-hop-oriented, but nevertheless we got a few performances from some of our favorite acts, and Kanye West was there, so, that was cool.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Complex
Yesterday, Complex unveiled a steamy photo shoot with Khloe Kardashian and the accompanying interview about the many trending topics surrounding her life (Kylie, Tyga, French Montana, Amber Rose etc). Today they've followed that up with their second August/September cover, and it's in a more direct hip-hop lane.
Snoop Dogg Talks "BUSH," Iggy Azalea & Macklemore In NY Times Profile
Remember Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea's Instagram "feud" from last year? It almost seems like ancient history now, and it looks like The Doggfather's changed his tune since then.
Macklemore & Fiancee Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child
Earlier today, we found out that Macklemore would be dropping a new album in 2015, and now we've learned some more positive news regarding the Grammy Award winning artist. According to reports from Page Six, Macklemore and his fiancée, Tricia Davis, are expecting their first child together.
Macklemore Says He'll Release A New Album In 2015
For many rap fans, that fact that Macklemore isn't up for any Grammys this February is a good thing (although, warning: Iggy Azalea might wipe the smirks off your faces), but by next year's ceremony, it's looking like there might be another project from him and Ryan Lewis for the judges to laud with praise and trophies. Yesterday morning, Macklemore gave a revealing response to a fan pining for a new album.
Macklemore Speaks On Race In America, Eric Garner & Mike Brown
Macklemore stood in for Laura Stylez on Ebro in the Morning over at Hot 97 the other day, and during the lengthy sit down with Peter Rosenberg and Ebro, they got into a healthy discussion about race in America, white privilege when it comes to Macklemore's career (and rap in general), and much more. Macklemore has been noticeably absent since he (regretfully) won a Grammy last year, so this is the first time we've heard from him in a minute. The rapper shares his insight into the wrongful deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, saying,
The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
The streets of Ferguson are in an uproar tonight after a grand jury determined that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August, would not be facing criminal charges for his actions. Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times on a residential street.
Macklemore Responds To Allegations Of Anti-Semitism
Macklemore found himself in the headlines this week after donning a faux beard, wig and nose in an attempt to surprise audiences with a performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle.
Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up. Despite the popularity of drugs in hip-hop culture, not every rapper partakes in popping mollys or getting fried.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake Lead Rap And R&B Billboard Music Award Nominations
The nominations for the annual Billboard Music Awards have arrived today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering these guys dominated the Billboard 200 over the last year, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are among the top contenders with eleven and ten nominations respectively. However, it's actually Imagine Dragons and Lorde that lead the entire pack, both with twelve nominations a piece.
Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
When Macklemore is recognized in any hip hop category, the reaction is usually nothing short of an uproar. So was the case with his Best Rap Album Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar, yet Mack continues to come out on top.