Hip-Hop, Interviews, Videos | Music Talks Presents: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Interview

Posted by on December 6, 2012

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For the newest installment of the Music Talks interview series, the team connects with Macklemore & Ryan Gosling Lewis during their sold out stop in Boston, MA.  Touching on everything from releasing “Same Love” to their appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show to their career goals, the Seattle 1-2 punch give us great responses and even question each other at times.  In addition, Mack shares his greatest thrift store purchase while Ryan voices his despairing regret on a small, flashy item he once passed up on.  For a full review of their stop in Boston, head over to my concert review.  For more from the Music Talks series, check out their past interviews with Mac Miller, Avicii, & Schoolboy Q.

Watch The Heist World Tour, Episode 3 after the jump!

iTunes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist [Album]


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.