Macklemore News

  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Apr 14, 2014 at 01:52 PM
    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.
  • Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Drake Calls Macklemore's Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar "Wack As Fuck"
    Feb 12, 2014 at 01:53 PM
    Drake isn't usually one to start beef or call people out, so this headline may come as a bit of surprise.
  • Earl Sweatshirt Questions Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" On Twitter, Macklemore Responds
    Earl Sweatshirt Questions Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" On Twitter, Macklemore Responds
    May 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM
    Macklemore has already received some criticism for his radio-friendly massive hit "Thrift Shop," namely from the NY Times music critic Jon Caramanica.
  • List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
    Jan 26, 2014 at 06:58 PM
    The Grammy awards air tonight, and we'll be live updating the winners as the show goes on. Winners are presented in bold. So far, the untelevised awards have been presented, the most surprising being Macklemore & Ryan Lewis taking rap album of the year. Check out the nominees and winners below. Best Dance Recording
  • Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    Macklemore Tells Kendrick Lamar He Got "Robbed" At Grammys
    Jan 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM
    As you are probably aware by now, much to the dismay of the rap community, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the Grammys awards last night. This isn't exactly surprising, despite Macklemore himself (among others) asserting that Best Rap Album should go to Kendrick Lamar.
  • 2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
    Nov 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM
    This year's AMAs have quite the line-up of performers, ranging from pop to hip-hop. Justin Timberlake was among the first performers, but you can also expect to see Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, TLC, Lady Gaga and more. Check out JT's performance below, and check back for updates as each artist performs. Nelly and Florida Georgia Line
  • Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Aug 19, 2013 at 01:33 PM
    Macklemore is not going away any time soon. The rapper has been a mainstay on the charts since his breakthrough single "Thrift Shop," and with that success, he's had both positive and negative attention form critics and fellow rappers.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
    Jan 23, 2014 at 05:34 PM
    The Grammys finally go down this weekend, on Sunday January 27th, so there's plenty of Grammy discussion going down these past few days both rap-related and not.  In the rap sphere, the competition is stiff, mainly divided between Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Jay Z. Of course, Kanye West and J. Cole, among other rappers, also received nods this year.
  • Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
    Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
    Feb 4, 2013 at 03:06 PM
    For hip-hop aficionados, out of all the glorious things it has done, the Internet has most importantly allowed the entire music industry to change. Instead of waiting for labels to promote the hottest new artist and go through painstaking processes to find them, Tweets, Facebook shares, YouTube videos allow every musician, big or small, to be heard. This has allowed rappers to rise rapidly to prominence on the back of a few songs showcasing their potential.
  • Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Kendrick Lamar On Grammy Snub: "Everything Happens For A Reason"
    Jan 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM
    The Grammy Awards were once again in the crossfire of the hip-hop community when Macklemore took home four Grammys and Kendrick Lamar took home zero. We've heard Macklemore's stance on the subject plenty of times now, he even put a text message he sent to K. Dot following his Grammy win on display for the world to see.
  • Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Feb 16, 2014 at 06:06 PM
    Kanye West took the holidays off, but he's back in full form on the second leg of the Yeezus tour, and there's a whole lot to discuss since his brief absence. The outspoken rapper riffed on a variety of topics in last night's visionary stream of consciousness, including Macklemore's Grammy wins, and the VERY HOTTT topic of Drake's Rolling Stone interview.
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 7th
    Charts Don't Lie: April 7th
    Apr 7, 2013 at 04:27 PM
    This week we saw Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience break another record, after first topping Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV in first week sales, it became the first record in 2013 to crack one million sales, going platinum just two weeks after it dropped. On the other end of the spectrum, we saw Weezy F's album, I Am Not A Human Being II, sell a strong 217k, but it did not really live up to his past LP sales.
  • What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29 PM
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • Method Man Calls Macklemore Out For Walking On Crowd, Claims He Invented It
    Method Man Calls Macklemore Out For Walking On Crowd, Claims He Invented It
    Apr 30, 2013 at 01:10 PM
    Fans at the mtvU Woodie awards were impressed by a stage move Macklemore broke out the show, which found him performing an act similar to crowd surfing, but instead walking across the audience as they held him by his feet. It seems that Wu-Tang rapper Method Man was not impressed by the feat, mainly because he's been doing it himself for some time.
  • The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
    The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
    Nov 25, 2014 at 05:42 AM
    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.
  • Yelawolf Calls Macklemore Out For Similar Deer Logo
    Yelawolf Calls Macklemore Out For Similar Deer Logo
    Aug 5, 2013 at 07:46 PM
    YelaWolf is not happy with Macklemore. This weekend, both rappers performed at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, Canada. All was well until Yela was approached by a fan for a photo. The rapper obliged the fan, but took interest in the festival-goer's shirt. Catfish Billy, who has been pushing his deer logo for some time now, assumed that the shirt was one of his own, but it turned out to be a Macklemore tee, which also happened to use a deer as its logo.
  • Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
    Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
    May 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM
    Miguel, Chris Brown, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among this year's performers at the 2013 Billboard music awards.  The event is still happening live at the MGM grand, but check out footage of the artists that have taken the stage so far, and stay tuned for updates with the latest performances!
  • J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    J. Cole Explains How Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Single Helps His Own Single "Crooked Smile"
    Aug 21, 2013 at 01:21 PM
    J. Cole's Born Sinner album is doing consistently well on the charts, and he's looking to have the same success with his single "Crooked Smile." While it may not be a traditional single in terms of content for radio and pop standards, the rapper is nonetheless hoping it will get a lot of airplay at Pop radio stations.
  • Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" Tops Billboard's 100 Hot Rap Songs Of The Last 25 Years
    Mar 8, 2014 at 03:20 PM
    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.
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Charts Don't Lie: September 1
    Sep 1, 2013 at 01:45 PM
    We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
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