1. Macklemore Regrets Not Warning Iggy Azalea He Was Name-Checking Her in 'White Privilege II'

    March 03, 2016 9:01 AM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  caused a commotion on timelines when they delivered "White Privilege II," the nine-minute, politically charged follow-up to the 2005 track of the same name.  The Seattle rapper dished out bars about the perception of white acts in hip-hop who have been…

  2. Macklemore Reveals Adele Turned Down Collaborating on 'Growing Up'

    February 28, 2016 9:17 PM EST Adele could have had a place on The Unruly Mess I've Made , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ' sophomore album – but she kindly declined, according to Macklemore. The rapper had requested that she contribute to the track “Growing Up.” Macklemore & Ryan Deliver 'Kevin' Video…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Deliver 'Kevin' Video Feat. Leon Bridges

    February 25, 2016 3:56 PM EST With less than 24 hours until the release of  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ' sophomore effort  The Unruly Mess I've Made , the Seattle-bred duo roll out the video for "Kevin,"  featuring soul singer Leon Bridges . The black-and-white visual, directed by Jason Koenig and…

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Recruit DJ Premier & KRS-One for 'Buckshot': Listen

    February 18, 2016 3:37 PM EST “I’m gonna paint a better world until the cans are empty,” spits Macklemore  on “Buckshot,” the latest release from his forthcoming album with Ryan Lewis, This Unruly Mess I ’ve Made. Premiering on Hot 97, the Seattle rapper's new cut joins the LP’s previously released collaborative cuts…

  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reveal Guest-Filled Album Tracklist, Share New Song 'Spoons'

    February 15, 2016 3:18 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gifted fans with a new song about love and spooning on Valentine’s Day, and have shared the guest-filled tracklist of their new album, This Unruly Mess I've Made . Macklemore Explains Iggy Azalea & Miley Cyrus References on 'White Privilege II' …

  6. 5 Celebrity Reactions to Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'

    February 04, 2016 5:54 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ' latest offering "White Privilege II" left timelines in a scramble upon its release last month. The Seattle MC dedicated nine minutes to his POV on the Black Lives Matter movement as well as his place in hip-hop as a white rapper.  Several acts…

  7. Macklemore Explains Iggy Azalea & Miley Cyrus References on 'White Privilege II'

    January 25, 2016 6:21 PM EST Macklemore 's latest record "White Privilege II" immediately sent tweets flying, especially after he name-checked Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus . While the Australian rapper issued a response via her own Twitter timeline (among others, like Talib Kweli and Azealia Banks ), the…

  8. Talib Kweli Calls Out Iggy Azalea for Response to Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'

    January 22, 2016 3:37 PM EST Talib Kweli  was charged up on his timeline Friday (Jan. 22) following the release of  Macklemore 's new single "White Privilege II" -- especially after Iggy Azalea 's response to the perceived diss track.  "You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment/ The…

  9. Macklemore Name-Checks Iggy Azalea, Elvis & Miley Cyrus on 'White Privilege II': Listen

    January 22, 2016 10:35 AM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  return with the follow-up to the rapper's 2005 track "White Privilege" with "White Privilege II" featuring Chicago singer Jamila Woods. For nine minutes, the Seattle-bred MC lets his pen run on white supremacy and the Black Lives Matter…

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kick Off Intimate Tour in Phoenix: Live Review

    January 10, 2016 3:14 PM EST It’s been three long years since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  released their Grammy-winning debut album The Heist , and another two since they've toured. But the day finally came when the duo announced an intimate U.S. tour for early 2016 after the release of their latest single …

  11. Macklemore Shares Cute Photo of Himself Napping With Baby Daughter

    October 03, 2015 3:23 PM EDT Macklemore has shared an adorable photo of himself enjoying some downtime with his new baby daughter. Watch Macklemore Announce First Child in Emotional Video The 32-year-old “Downtown” singer and his baby girl, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, are seen peacefully napping side by side in the cute…

  12. Macklemore's 'Complex' Cover Story: 5 Things We Learned

    July 28, 2015 3:13 PM EDT Courtesy Photo Macklemore , who's been fairly quiet since finishing promotion and tours for his 2012 smash album The Heist , broke his silence in a new cover story for the August/September 2015 issue of  Complex . In the story, he discusses his growing family, his next album and the…

  13. Watch Macklemore Announce First Child in Emotional Video

    January 03, 2015 3:37 PM EST Macklemore and his fiancee Tricia Davis are going to be parents! Macklemore Promises New Album Coming in 2015 The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, confirmed the pregnancy through Twitter on Saturday (Jan. 3) by tweeting a link to an emotional video of the couple…

  14. J. Cole Says 'White People Have Snatched the Sound' On 'Fire Squad'

    December 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Rapper calls out Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Justin Timberlake & Macklemore on the '2014 Forest Hills Drive' track. A week before its official release, J. Cole 's album 2014 Forest Hills Drive has sprung a leak. One album cut in particular, " Fire Squad ," is stirring…

  15. Exclusive: The Flavr Blue Premiere 'Hearts Racing' Video

    November 13, 2014 1:57 PM EST The Flavr Blue -- a Seattle-based electronic trio composed of members Hollis Wong-Wear, Lace Cadence, and Parker Joe -- have raised their profile immensely since their debut album Pisces , self-released in 2012, thanks in part to front woman Hollis' pals Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.…

  16. Watch Macklemore & Fences' Chris Mansfield Discuss Collabs, 'Organic' Process Behind 'Arrows'

    September 22, 2014 2:00 AM EDT For Macklemore , a solid collab is greater than the sum of its parts.  The rapper (otherwise known as Ben Haggerty) scored the biggest-selling download of 2013 with the unstoppable hit “Thrift Shop," thanks to a team-up with his regular music-making partner Ryan Lewis and Wanz ( aka…

  17. Exclusive: Fences Teams Up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on New Single 'Arrows'

    July 28, 2014 12:18 PM EDT The song premieres Tuesday, July 29, and could catapult Fences into Hot 100 territory. Fences, a Seattle alt-pop band helmed by Christopher Mansfield , is gearing up to release a new album in October, and Tuesday, July 29, they'll premiere the project's lead single "…

  18. ESPYs Host Drake Lights Up Global Twitter Streams Causing More Than 1.1 Million Tweets

    July 18, 2014 1:50 PM EDT On Wednesday (July 16), the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards (or ESPYs) on ESPN lit up Twitter feeds around the globe, with more than 1.1 million tweets sent during the show. The show was hosted by Drake – Toronto Raptors global ambassador and recording artist – whose parody…

  19. Macklemore & Who? Fans Can't Recognize Ryan Lewis on 'Fallon'

    June 03, 2014 9:54 AM EDT John Oates, Art Garfunkel and Chad Hugo would understand Pop quiz: What exactly does Ryan Lewis do ? Those who have been paying attention to popular music over the past year and a half should at least have some idea that he's a producer associated with the very, very successful rapper…

  20. Macklemore Issues Lengthy Apology for Offensive Costume

    May 20, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Rapper Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) has apologized for wearing a costume onstage that many in the Jewish community felt was offensive and borderline anti-Semitic. Criticism over a video showing Macklemore wearing a prosthetic nose and fake hair first gained traction via a tweet from…

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