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The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

By Holly Williams | 22nd July 2014

Nirvana remains to be one of the best things to come out of SeattleSeattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so it's only right that we delve into their record collection...

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Why Did Drake Dis Macklemore Whilst Hosting The 2014 Espy Awards?

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th July 2014

Seven months has not been long enough for Drake's wounds, inflicted at the Grammy Awards, to heal. The 27-year-old rapper hosted the ESPY Awards (Excellent in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) on Wednesday (16th July) and...

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Macklemore Paints Mural In Irish Bar

17th July 2014

Rapper Macklemore turned into a freelance artist by creating a one-of-a-kind mural for a bar in Ireland.The Thrift Shop hitmaker played a gig at Dublin's Marlay Park in front of 37,000 eager fans last week...

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Macklemore Backing Clean-up Campaign For Seattle River

1st July 2014

Rapper Macklemore is going green in support of a new campaign to clean up the Duwamish River in Washington.The river runs through the star's native Seattle and he is fronting a new drive to help...

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Ryan Lewis Asks The Public "Who Is Ryan Lewis?" (Hilarity Ensues)

By Michael West | 4th June 2014

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...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Partnering With Broadway Show For Fundraiser

4th June 2014

Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have teamed up with producers of Broadway play Mothers And Sons for a special Hiv/Aids fundraiser.Producer Lewis launched his own charity, the 30/30 Project, in April (14), after revealing...

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"Who Is Ryan Lewis?" Fans Don't Recognize Macklemore's Other-half Ryan Lewis

By Nick Hill | 4th June 2014

The award-winning duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis must have hoped for more educated fans!Although there is only one vocalist, it takes a team effort to create hit tracks such as 'Thrift Shop,' 'Same Love'...

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Fascinating Fact: 4228105

3rd June 2014

Producer Ryan Lewis took to the streets of New York to ask people for their opinions of himself as part of a pre-taped skit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (02Jun14). Towards...

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"Who Is Ryan Lewis" Asks Ryan Lewis In Hilarious Jimmy Fallon Clip

By Lauren James | 3rd June 2014

Ryan Lewis has been forced to ask "Who is Ryan Lewis?" after he began to realise that his professional other half and rapper, Macklemore, was getting a lot more attention than him. Turns out that...

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Robin Thicke And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Land Apra Nods

29th May 2014

Robin Thicke's massive international hit track Blurred Lines is to go head-to-head with songs by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Passenger and Bastille at Australia's top songwriting awards ceremony.The International Work of the Year prize at...

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Macklemore's Costume Apology Accepted By Anti-defamation League Officials

22nd May 2014

Rapper Macklemore has won the support of officials at the Anti-Defamation League (Adl) after apologising for donning a controversial costume onstage which drew accusations of anti-Semitism.The Thrift Shop hitmaker came under fire after performing in...

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Rita Ora Wanted To Name Her Album 'Hymen'

21st May 2014

Rita Ora wanted to name her album Hymen.The 23-year-old singer - who is set to release her second studio album in September this year - was planning to name it after a mythical goddess of...

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Macklemore's Apology: Should He Be Forgiven?

By Joe DeAndrea | 21st May 2014

Macklemore found himself in a bit of hot water after playing dress-up at a recent performance. The 30-year-old rapper played a secret show in his hometown of Seattle this past weekend, where his costume consisted...

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Macklemore Apologises Over Controversial Stage Costume

20th May 2014

Rapper Macklemore has written an extended apology to dismiss accusations of anti-Semitism after he initially brushed off the controversy over an onstage costume.The Thrift Shop hitmaker took to the stage at a gig in Seattle,...

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Macklemore Releases Statement & Apologises For 'Racist Stereotype' Costume

By Elinor Cosgrave | 20th May 2014

Macklemore has released a statement apologising for the “offensive” costume he wore on stage in Seattle on Friday (16th May).Macklemore has released a statement explaining his costume choice.The 30-year-old appeared on stage at the EMP...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Smash Crowdfunding Target

19th May 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have smashed their crowdfunding goal to raise $100,000 (£62,500) to help build a health centre in Africa.Producer Lewis recruited his bandmate to front the 30/30 Project last month (Apr14), when he...

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Macklemore In Hot Water As Fake Witches Nose, Wig And Beard = Racist Stereotype

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th May 2014

Despite Macklemore’s protestations that his pick ‘n’ mix costume was simply a random guise, not intended to portray a racial stereotype in any way, shape or form, it sort-of-has been construed as a racial stereotype...

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Macklemore Unfazed By Stage Costume Criticism

19th May 2014

Rapper Macklemore has shrugged off allegations of anti-Semitism after he was accused of dressing like a Jewish stereotype during a concert.The Thrift Shop hitmaker raised eyebrows during a performance at the EMP Museum in Seattle,...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Pirate Ship Video Was A High Seas Nightmare

2nd May 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' video for Can't Hold Us was a messy affair because no one realised their pirate ship trip off the coast of California would become a nightmare of choppy seas and sickness.The...

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Macklemore Teams Up With Nike For Sneaker Launch

21st April 2014

Rapper Macklemore is the latest hip-hop star to collaborate with Nike's Air Jordan brand.The Thrift Shop star has designed a pair of salmon pink sneakers with the iconic company, created by and named after basketball...

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Fascinating Fact: 4144974

8th April 2014

Kanye West and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to headline the 2014 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this summer (14). Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Killers will also serve as headliners...

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Rita Ora: My New Song Is Like Whitney Houston

25th March 2014

Rita Ora has likened her new single to Whitney Houston.The 23-year-old singer will launch her second studio album with comeback track 'I Will Never Let You Down' - which was produced by her boyfriend Calvin...

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Little Mix Enlist Jason Derulo To Break America

20th March 2014

Little Mix are enlisting Jason Derulo and Macklemore to help establish themselves in America.The 'Word Up!' singers recently celebrated the success of their second studio album 'Salute' in the US, but they are now hoping...

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Thrift Shop Named Best-performing Rap Track Of Last 25 Years

10th March 2014

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' huge hit Thrift Shop has been named the best-performing rap song of the past 25 years.The musicians earned two Grammy Awards in January (14) for the popular tune, and according to...

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Kendrick Lamar Defends Macklemore Over Post-grammys Apology Text

1st March 2014

Kendrick Lamar has defended fellow rapper Macklemore after the Thrift Shop hitmaker came under attack for showing fans an apology text he had sent his pal following the Grammy Awards in January (14).The Seattle, Washington...

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Feud Fallout: Macklemore Needs Damage Control, Drake Needs Free Publicity

By Victoria Pavlova | 13th February 2014

Despite the success of his debut album The Heist, it’s safe to say that Ben Haggarty, aka Macklemore isn’t really the most beloved rapper out there. His Grammy win over the Kanye West, Drake and...

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Drake Attacks Macklemore Over Lamar Text

12th February 2014

Rapper Drake has attacked Thrift Shop hitmaker Macklemore over the multiple Grammy winner's "cheap" apology text to Kendrick Lamar after beating him to four hip-hop honours at the prizegiving last month (Jan14).In his post-awards text...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Named Most Successful Songwriters Of 2013

10th February 2014

Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been named the most successful songwriters of 2013 in the U.K.A survey conducted by Music Week magazine hails the Seattle-based duo as the most successful songwriters of the...

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Jay Z And Beyoncé'S $2 Million Super Bowl Show

3rd February 2014

Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid more than $2 million to perform at the most expensive Super Bowl party of all-time on Saturday night (01.02.14). The couple performed for 6,000 guests at Pier...

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Queen Latifah Officiates Over Grammy Weddings

29th January 2014

Queen Latifah officiated over the marriage of 33 couples at this year's Grammys. The model and actress conducted the ceremony for 33 gay and straight couples during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance of their hit...

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