15 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the jump (“Ten Thousand Hours”), the quick-witted Macklemore tips his cap to Malcolm Gladwell as he professes his love of art and paints a picture of his musical journey. He proceeds to flex lyrical skills, flaunt a passion for budget fashion, reveal uncompromised goals, and intelligently deliver endearing stories that further distinguish Macklemore & Ryan Lewis from the rap pack.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

From the jump (“Ten Thousand Hours”), the quick-witted Macklemore tips his cap to Malcolm Gladwell as he professes his love of art and paints a picture of his musical journey. He proceeds to flex lyrical skills, flaunt a passion for budget fashion, reveal uncompromised goals, and intelligently deliver endearing stories that further distinguish Macklemore & Ryan Lewis from the rap pack.

*WEA.MusicPages.Riaa.Explicit*
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Best rapper

Elite vortexx

Best rapper ever. Him and Ryan Lewis are awesome

Awesome!

christina734

This musiv is amazing

Love Love Love This

Jessica and John Fuhrman

Previewed a few of these songs and i can't stress how amazing these guys are. I am so excited to see them in Boise I am shaking in my little cowgirl boots. Buy this album, it will inspire and open your heart. Same love reminds me of many friends, and thrift shop is so fun. Thank you Mack for sharing your gift- Jess

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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