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EDITORS’ NOTES

In the wake of their platinum-selling, GRAMMY®-winning triumph—2012’s The Heist—Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return with an album that’s every bit as ambitious in its production, supporting cast, and lyrical themes. Featuring guest contributions from KRS-One, Kool Moe Dee, Leon Bridges, Chance the Rapper, Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak, and many more, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is a soulfully produced and deeply introspective exploration of identity that makes thoughtful nods to rap’s past (“Buckshot”) and America’s present (the startling, climactic “White Privilege II”). The result is both provocative and moving.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the wake of their platinum-selling, GRAMMY®-winning triumph—2012’s The Heist—Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return with an album that’s every bit as ambitious in its production, supporting cast, and lyrical themes. Featuring guest contributions from KRS-One, Kool Moe Dee, Leon Bridges, Chance the Rapper, Idris Elba, Anderson .Paak, and many more, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is a soulfully produced and deeply introspective exploration of identity that makes thoughtful nods to rap’s past (“Buckshot”) and America’s present (the startling, climactic “White Privilege II”). The result is both provocative and moving.

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5

1243 Ratings

We don’t need music that all sounds the same….

RyanNas,

There’s too many people in these reviews that are caught up in what genre this is or is not.

Focus on the music, appreciate it for what it is and at worst, applaud the creativity.

“Rap Fans” are starting to remind me of a terrible country club. Where all the members want to do is tell you what is and isn’t hip-hop.

Genre’s evolve, times change and opinions shift. Embrace the ebb and flow of music and what it means to be a musician and start focusing less on what genre someone tries to claim they are in.

We’ve been waiting for this album for years.

AndrewGorman12,

We’ve been waiting for this album for years. We just didn’t know it yet. Macklemore possesses a special power that enables his music to find the crevices of your soul that you’ve simply forgotten about and it brings them to the forefront of your mind just to expose how broken we all really are. In this album he shows us all what a mess are. But more importantly inspires us that we can always recover. #WeAreAllAnUnrulyMess

About Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

A grassroots success, Seattle rapper Macklemore not only climbed to number two on the Billboard 200 album charts, but with little mainstream help, his 2012 sophomore release debuted with only Mumford & Sons in his way for the number one spot. Born Ben Haggerty and raised in Seattle, he debuted as Professor Macklemore in 2000 with the Open Your Eyes EP. Five years later his debut album, The Language of My World, earned him a local following, but it was his 2010 team-up with DJ/producer Ryan Lewis for the Vs. Redux EP that yielded the Red Hot Chili Peppers-sampling hit "Otherside." With Macklemore's wit meeting Lewis' inventive production, further hits like "My Oh My" and "Can't Hold Us" were spread throughout social media and video-sharing sites, setting the stage for a successful sophomore release. That came in 2012 when The Heist dropped as a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release, debuting at the number two spot on the Billboard 200. Its "Thrift Shop" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and the album eventually reached platinum sales status. The duo performed another one of the album's singles, "Same Love," at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards during a marriage ceremony for over 30 couples. That night, the duo took the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. In 2015, Macklemore & Lewis returned with "Downtown," which featured rap icons Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Kool Moe Dee alongside Foxy Shazam vocalist Eric Nally. The single would be the first from their second collaborative effort, This Unruly Mess I've Made. The 2016 album also featured "Kevin," a song they debuted live at the 2015 American Music Awards with guest star Leon Bridges, along with the elaborate and politically charged second single "White Privilege II." ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Seattle, WA
  • GENRE
    Hip-Hop
  • FORMED
    2009

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