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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed live on NBC's 'Today' show. The pop/hip-hop duo played a number of songs including their 2015 single Downtown- Central New York, United States - Thursday 23rd June 2016
Macklemore , Ryan Lewis - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performing live in concert at the SSE Hydro at the SECC in Glasgow at SSE Hydro SECC - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis come together once again for the release of their second studio LP, entitled 'This Unruly Mess I've Made'. The follow-up to 2012s 'The Heist' has been eagerly-anticipated, with Macklemore becoming a global talking point, and not always for strictly musical reasons. The duo's debut LP was a trendy, catchy affair, and the singles 'Can't Hold Us', 'Same Love' and 'Thrift Shop' received huge success and acclaim. This latest release again tackles social issues and problems such as racial inequality, drug-addiction and unhealthy dietary regimes, while Ryan Lewis' production is as grandiose as ever.
The album's opener 'Light Tunnels' is impressive; it's a six and a half minute epic that finds Macklemore recounting his journey to the 2014 Grammys, where he won the award for the Best Rap Album, beating Kendrick Lamar in what was to be the start of Macklemore's public clashing with those accusing him of being a 'culture vulture', and generally questioning his rightful place in the hip-hop mainstream. The passion in Macklemore's delivery and the intense, epic production from Ryan Lewis makes for a captivating album, and he's certainly opening up with integrity, honesty and personality.
'Downtown' follows, and this features hip-hop veterans and influential figures Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee, as well as Eric Nally of Cincinnati band Foxy Shazam. It might seem a little obvious to have this follow a track that so explicitly sets out his intentions though; the opener ends with the lyric "time to explain this unruly mess I've made", and you can't get more blatant than having it as the title of the album. Why criticise though? It's great to hear these pioneers rap alongside a modern artist on such a grand scale, and the track is textured, dramatic and encapsulating. It does descend into some strange musical-esque ending though, which is certainly unexpected if nothing else.
Continue reading: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - This Unruly Mess I've Made Album Review
The rapper accuses the two stars of appropriating black culture in the new track.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have just dropped new song ‘White Privilege II’, a follow-up to 2005’s ‘White Privilege’, taken from their upcoming album This Unruly Mess I've Made. On the track Macklemore addresses racism, Black Lives Matter, white privilege, and cultural appropriation, while also calling out Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have just dropped song ‘White Privilege II’.
‘Take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?’, Macklemore raps before turning his attention to artists who have been accused of appropriating black culture. ‘You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment/ The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/ The culture was never yours to make better.’
Continue reading: Macklemore Calls Out Miley Cyrus And Iggy Azalea In 'White Privilege II'
Justin Bieber picked up two awards last night and also performed single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.
Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”
Aliso Niguel High School won a nation-wide competition to win a $10,000 donation plus a performance from the rap duo on campus, but parents concerned about lyrical content had shut it down.
Following a successful protest conducted by outraged students, officials at an Orange County high school have announced that they will not be blocking hip-hop stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis from appearing at the campus, reversing an earlier decision.
Students at Aliso Niguel High School had been disappointed earlier this week, when school principal Deni Christensen announced on Monday (October 12th) that it had turned down a $10,000 donation by online textbook rental company Chegg and an appearance by the rappers because some parents had expressed concerns about the lyrical content of the Seattle duo’s songs.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing at the O.C. high school after all
The annual awards show takes place this Sunday (August 30th).
Demi Lovato and Pharrell are among the names just announced as performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The event, which takes place on Sunday (August 30th) will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and hosted by Miley Cyrus.
Demi Lovato has been announced as performing at this year’s VMA’s.
Six performers were announced for the ceremony on Tuesday; Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots and Tori Kelly. They will join The Weeknd who was previously announced as performing hit single, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.
Continue reading: Demi Lovato And Pharrell Among Performers For This Years MTV VMAs
Congratulations to the happy family.
Wait, did anybody even know that Macklemore is engaged? Well, if that’s news to you, wait till you read the next bit – the rapper is becoming a dad! Mr Haggerty and fiancée Tricia Davis made the announcement this week, but it seems they’ve been keeping it under wraps for a few weeks – the new addition is expected in May.
Congrats, Mr. Haggerty!
In fact, they were planning to keep quiet about the pregnancy for longer, but recent rumours forced their hand, the couple explained in a YouTube video.
Continue reading: Baby News Or Why Macklemore's Been Off The Radar Recently
Macklemore A.K.A. Ben Haggerty and his fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child!
Macklemore is going to be a father! The 31-year-old rapper announced he and his fiancée Tricia Davis are expecting their first child together via social media on Saturday (3rd January).
Macklemore is going to be a father!
Te 31 year-old rapper recently opened up about whether white artists are being accepted within the hip-hop community.
After the recent conflict between Iggy Azalea and Azalia Banks over white and black rappers within the hip-hop industry, one of the genres biggest stars, Macklemore, is speaking out on if he has experienced any racism as a white artist.
Macklemore recently spoke about racism in the hip-hop industry
The 31-year-old rapper addressed the sensitive issue during Hot 97 radio interview this week, in which he explained how his position as a success in the industry can make him feel uncomfortable.
The legendary music scene of Seattle is visited ahead of Budweiser Made in America festival.
Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of Seattle
Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection as Budweiser Made in America festival quickly approaches.
Budweiser Made in America is all for musical diversity, celebrating the different subcultures of sound in all cities be it the country twang of Nashville, the superstar pop of LA or the Motown domination of Detroit. That's why Budweiser have put their heads together to release this series of nationwide music documentaries ahead of the festival, to cement that important ideology of variation and musical freedom.
Do you know what Ryan Lewis does?
Macklemore. You know Macklemore right? Yeah, you know that guys face. How about his collaborator and producer Ryan Lewis? No, you have no idea what Ryan Lewis looks like, do you? Well, Jimmy Fallon made his mission to find out and sent the real Ryan Lewis out to ask people who he was, during a hilarious episode of The Tonight Show.
Ryan Lewis performing with Macklemore at Wynn, Las Vegas [Photo: Getty Images: Credit: David Becker]
"A lot of self-confessed hip hop fans wouldn't even recognise Ryan Lewis if they were standing right next to him and talking to him," Fallon said. "Which is why we sent Ryan Lewis himself, no disguise, out to the streets of New York to ask people what they know about Ryan Lewis."
Continue reading: Ryan Lewis Asks The Public "Who Is Ryan Lewis?" (Hilarity Ensues)
Date of birth
19th June, 1983
AUCKLAND!! We're here! Who's coming tonight??
RT @thefader: .@YG explained how @macklemore and @G_Eazy got on the “Fuck Donald Trump” remix. https://t.co/VKeA2rSbJ3 https://t.co/z0xXCUU…
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RT @_iibrsn: Je la veut 😻 https://t.co/FxHyn6wnAv
My god....@MichelleObama's speech gave me goosebumps and put tears in eyes. Phenomenal
RT @2DopeBoyz: With help from @macklemore, @netskymusic updates his Olympics-ready single "Rio" https://t.co/kXfnN9VEgu https://t.co/4wPUb5…
Always positive vibes... @logic301. Photo: @nickmaharfilms https://t.co/g3RNwtkUEx
RT @weird_feelz: This song was good before the remix but it's 💯 now @macklemore @netskymusic https://t.co/nTZzgjflL1
RT @netskymusic: Rio Remix Feat. @macklemore - out now! https://t.co/9cbd30uP8E https://t.co/VXWMpWkaxU
RT @LishhZaman: @RealGEazy @Logic301 you guys really know how to put on a concert ❤❤ @macklemore showed up too omg 😭❤ @priyafrog https://t.…
FDT tonight in NJ https://t.co/AawQ1xqYfR
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RIO REMIX https://t.co/sTUrTM2qRJ
RT @2DopeBoyz: If there was ever a better time to play @YG's #FDT with @G_Eazy & @macklemore in public... https://t.co/wgmnbM68MD https://t…
RT @pitchfork: Listen to @YG's “FDT” (Fuck Donald Trump) remix featuring @G_Eazy and @macklemore https://t.co/2G4AjZxGMI https://t.co/Rkwu…
RT @NoiseyMusic: Listen to @YG's "FDT Part 2," featuring @G_Eazy and @macklemore https://t.co/th5ft4TNxF https://t.co/QQ0uXVjmqD
FDT REMIX https://t.co/k1ohGFScrc
RT @YG: FUCK DONALD TRUMP PART 2 - W/ @G_Eazy & @Macklemore STAND UP - https://t.co/7OHuGdHkpd https://t.co/X7WKQrgDk3
Episode TWO of our US tour diary! https://t.co/UNFiMALnoo