Episode 2 Of Our Exclusive "4Eva N A Tour" BTS With Big K.R.I.T.
With this exclusive look at Big K.R.I.T.'s "4Eva N A Tour" behind-the-scenes, we catch a glimpse of life on the road with the "King Remembered In Time" artist. In this episode, K.R.I.T. gets his younger brother wasted as they celebrate his younger sibling's 21st birthday. We get a visit from Talib Kweli, who stops by the dressing room to reminisce on how his life got flipped when his girlfriend got pregnant and he lost his job at age 21, but saw a major turnaround in his life the following year with a record deal and the Black Star album.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Will Tour With Big K.R.I.T. And Talib Kweli
Continuing to ride the wave of their recently insanely successful record sales, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who are currently touring in Europe, have announced that after finishing up there that they will be touring the U.S., and bringing along a couple dope respected rap veterans.
List Of Winners From The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
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 & Ryan Lewis Almost Banned From Rap Category At The Grammys
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.
Method Man Calls Macklemore Out For Walking On Crowd, Claims He Invented It
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.
Charts Don't Lie: April 7th
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.
Macklemore Responds To "Thrift Shop" Criticism, Talks Success In Industry
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' music has dominated airwaves, and the charts, to the suprise of almost everybody, including the artists themselves.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" Hits Platinum [Update: Song Hits No. 1, Makes Billboard History]
After the success of their last single "Thrift Shop", Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have added another platinum hit under their belt. The duo's recent single, "Can't Hold Us", has officially hit platinum.
Macklemore Covers Rolling Stone Magazine
Macklemore continues to pile up the accomplishments. Next up on his list is the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The Seattle rapper took to his twitter a little while ago to reveal the cover. Alongside the picture, Mac wrote #Sharkfacegang. Coincidental that Shark Week just ended, but I do kind of see what he's saying there. Make sure to pick up a copy of the issue when it hits newsstands at the end of the month. Check out the cover in the gallery above.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year At 2013 AMAs [Update: Full List Of Winners]
The American Music Awards are currently on the air, and although the show is not nearly over yet, we do know the outcome for Rap/Hip-Hop Album Of The Year. The AMAs have the winner of this award also performing tonight, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
2013 AMA Performances From Justin Timberlake, Rihanna & More [Update: Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Miley Cyrus Added]
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 Defends The Use Of "Wing$" For NBA All-Star Commercial
Macklemore has become known for his loyalty to his independent label and the idea of not selling out. However, when his single "Wing$" was used in a commercial for the NBA All-Star break, fans questioned his loyalty to his ideals.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Working On New Music
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis had a huge 2013, despite releasing no new music. The duo's debut project, The Heist was released in 2012, but it made the majority of its impact throughout the following year, earning the two collaborators some Grammy nominations in the process. It seems that the rapper/producer team is finally through pushing their breakthrough project, as Mack announced via Instagram that he and Lewis are back in the studio together, captioning a photo of his creative partner with "Very happy to be back in the lab with this guy.... @ryanlewis".
Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
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.
ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
Although it seems like the Black Hippy rappers are loyal to each other, ScHoolboy Q still has to give props where props are due.
Macklemore Covers The Source's "Man Of The Year" Issue
We can't really argue about Macklemore's success over the past year at this point. As the rapper receives radio play around the world and continues to sell his 2012 release The Heist week after week, he's been dubbed 'Man of the Year' by The Source magazine. With the title comes a new cover with Macklemore on it. We've got an excerpt from the interview, in which Macklemore comments on competing with Kendrick Lamar in several categories for this year's Grammys.
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
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!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now Triple Platinum [Update: Four Times Platinum]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' massive hit "Thrift Shop" continues to spread like wildfire. Since going double platinum earlier this month, the song has now sold another million, achieving triple platinum status.The single off their debut album The Heist has currently sold a total of 3,101,000 copies.
Charts Don't Lie: June 2
French Montana joins Charts Don't Lie this week, with his debut album Excuse My French. French, Diddy and the whole Bad Boy team went hard with promo for this one, rounded up the biggest features in the game, but the album wasn't able to move more than 50k opening week. With the decrease of hip-hop album sales forever waning, this isn't horrible, but it isn't the "classic" numbers French may have been expecting.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Respect Magazine
The popularity of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continues to rise, and as it does, the two nab the cover of the upcoming issue of Respect Magazine. Peep their cover in the gallery above, the issue hits stands on June 18th.