Macklemore News

  • Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Apr 14, 2014 at 01:52pm
    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 01:53pm
    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 10:31am
    Macklemore has already received some criticism for his radio-friendly massive hit "Thrift Shop," namely from the NY Times music critic Jon Caramanica.
  • Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Macklemore Talks "Control," Getting Called Out By Yelawolf & Method Man
    Aug 19, 2013 at 01:33pm
    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.
  • Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Kanye West Defends Drake, Criticizes Rolling Stone
    Feb 16, 2014 at 06:06pm
    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.
  • What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
    Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29pm
    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week.
  • 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 05:42am
    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.
  • 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 01:21pm
    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 03:20pm
    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 01:45pm
    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.
  • Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
    Mar 15, 2013 at 02:14pm
    Yahoo! has announced a new tour which will include the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 2
    Feb 2, 2014 at 09:13am
    The Grammys had a positive effect in terms of album sales, as those nominated and those who won both received a boost in the past seven days. Despite Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city not taking home a Grammy, the rapper still saw a spike in his sales and an almost twenty-spot jump up the charts. Of course, four-time Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also benefited this past week, seeing a ten-spot jump into the top 15 of the Billboard 200 (as if they needed it).
  • Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Stream The YouTube Music Video Awards, Feat. Performances From Eminem, Tyler, The Creator & More
    Nov 3, 2013 at 12:55pm
    YouTube will be streaming its inaugural YouTube Music Awards ceremony live at 6 p.m. EST, with performances from Eminem, Tyler, the Creator and more. Relevant rap game nominees include Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The award show, which is being hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts, features Spike Jonze as its creative director, and countdowns are currently taking place in Seoul, Moscow, Rio and London.  
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum [Update: "Thrift Shop" Hits Double Platinum]
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum [Update: "Thrift Shop" Hits Double Platinum]
    Jan 31, 2013 at 03:46pm
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" is now a certified platinum record, having sold approximately 1.1 million copies to date, sitting at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The video for the single currently has 42,582,973 views on YouTube. Their debut album The Heist is currently at No. 46 on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart, having sold 22,000 copies this week alone. These are impressive accomplishments for artists with no major label backing and hardly any mainstream promotion.
  • Macklemore & Fiancee Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child
    Macklemore & Fiancee Are Reportedly Expecting Their First Child
    Jan 2, 2015 at 09:39pm
    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 Responds To Allegations Of Anti-Semitism
    Macklemore Responds To Allegations Of Anti-Semitism
    May 20, 2014 at 11:30am
    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.
  • Eminem & Macklemore Among Winners At 2013 YouTube Music Awards
    Eminem & Macklemore Among Winners At 2013 YouTube Music Awards
    Nov 3, 2013 at 08:30pm
    The first annual YouTube music awards aired tonight, and while the Spike Jonze-helmed production was far from smooth, it was certainly interesting. Eminem, who also performed at the event, took home the "Artist Of The Year" award, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat out Kendrick Lamar for "YouTube Breakthrough". View the full list of nominees and winners below. Video of the Year:
  • T-Pain Hates Homophobia In Rap, Mentions Frank Ocean & Macklemore
    T-Pain Hates Homophobia In Rap, Mentions Frank Ocean & Macklemore
    Feb 9, 2014 at 12:55pm
    In an interview with VladTV, T-Pain sat down and talked about the disparity between the emergence of "gay-friendly" acts in Hip-Hop, directly citing Frank Ocean and Macklemore, and his perception of Urban Music's reluctance to accomodate the LGBT community. Of this, T-Pain commented, saying:
  • Macklemore Says He Is Surprised By Massive Success Of "Thrift Shop"
    Macklemore Says He Is Surprised By Massive Success Of "Thrift Shop"
    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:14pm
    One of the surprising breakout artists of 2012 was the collabo team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis whose The Heist LP moved some major units, especially considering their indie status.  Recently, their big single off the project “Thrift
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
    Feb 16, 2014 at 12:24pm
    Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week. While Bruno Mars isn't featured on the list below, it should be noted he's still benefiting from the Super Bowl half-time show, with two of his albums, Unorthodox Jukebox having an astounding 92% increase, and his debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans benefiting from a 52% increase.
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