Hip-Hop, Review | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live In Boston [Concert Review]

Posted by on November 26, 2012

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Thanksgiving came one week early for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis fans, as the duo energetically turned the sold out House of Blues into their musical cornucopia. As the sun set and the brisk Boston air settled, fans from all over New England lined Landsdowne Street hours before the doors opened, hoping to grab a spot close enough to catch a drop of Macklemore’s sweat. Many stood dressed in character, more than likely raiding their grandmother’s closet or the local Goodwill earlier in the day to find the freshest fur. Some went as far as cutting their hair to match that of the #SharkFaceGang captain. It’s amazing how dedicated fans can be.

With hopes of bypassing the line and making my way into the heated venue a bit earlier than the rest, I stopped at the box office only to find the media list was still “under construction.” With time to spare, I snapped some pictures of the infamous Heist Tour Bus, detailed with everything from a mountain goat to a cactus to a Paul Wall grill, before spotting young Ben Foley of Swaggernaut Productions. As Ben and I chopped it up, we noticed Ryan Lewis grabbing a breath of fresh air out of the venues side door. As fans remained oblivious of their idols presence, we calmly let the man enjoy a moment of tranquility before it was his time to drop the needle on the vinyl.


Hip-Hop, Videos | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop ft. Wanz [Music Video]

Posted by on August 29, 2012


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*UPDATE* Here is the official video.  Macklemore is my idol.  Prediction: Goodwill & Salvation Army sales suddenly spike 206%.  Enjoy!

Following their previous single, “Same Love”, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lighten up a bit with their newest release, while Macklemore flaunts his god given talent of second hand shopping.  Kanye may be the most prolific dresser in the rap game, but nobody recycles threads like the Seattle MC.  The blurb below seems to be circulating the blogosphere and as expected, it’s an epic rant.  Enjoy the audio for tonight and expect the visuals at some point tomorrow! The Heist coming 10.9.12.

Purchase on iTunes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop ft. Wanz

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“I am the most prolific thrift shopper in the rap game right now. What Bob Barker is to the Price Is Right, I am to used fringe jackets.  My collection is worth anywhere between $70 and a $100,000,000 depending on who’s appraising it.  I’m gonna be honest, if it’s me…. I’m going with a million.  Count the zero’s.  That’s how many fur jackets I have.  Tell PETA my Mink, Fox, Rabbit, Coyote, and Hungarian Raccoon jacket are ALL dragging on the floor.  And I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way.  I love my animals.  But they’re dead.  And they’ve been dead for hella.  When I wear them, I’m bringing them back to life and introducing them to a whole new generation who wasn’t around when they were out in the woods doing their thing.  Those animals have now migrated from some old lady’s closet, to a thrift shop and are now getting their proper shine, up to 40 years later.  It’s recycling.  And recycling is beautiful, am I right?  That’s what this song is about.”  – Macklemore