Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Videos | Macklemore – The Backroom [Freestyle]

Posted by on September 22, 2012

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Still riding high on the release of “Thrift Shop”, Macklemore visits 106 & Park to drop a few new bars.  Laced with his second hand Hungarian tiger possum jacket, the Mariner maintains his sense of humor while hinting to any and all major labels, they’ll need to bring a lot more to the table if they want to secure a bite of the #SharkFace leader.  The Heist in digital stores 10/9, or you can pre-order a special addition alligator bound physical copy.

Watch/Listen: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop

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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

Hip-Hop, Videos | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Victory Lap [Music Video]

Posted by on April 10, 2012

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One day after hearing Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ new track, “Victory Lap”, featured on the XXL 2012 Freshman Mixtape, the Seattle duo drop the corresponding visuals.  Along with being the most talented artist of his class, Macklemore’s story is one of the most interesting.  Aside from the already rare accomplishment of making it as an Irish rapper in Seattle, WA, Mr. Haggerty has overcome all types of adversity to make it to where he is today. At 28 years young, things have finally begun to come to fruition, selling out arenas across the country to being named a freshman of the year by one of the most credible sources in hip-hop (Note: I cringe when saying that, but they got one thing right in selecting Macklemore for 2012, despite their other questionable finalists).  All independently.

Although their careers are still very young, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis accomplishments are worth recognizing; hence, the motive behind of this track.  Compiling live footage from various performances over the past 11 years, this video gives us a brief look into the prolific journey of the independent rap/production duo.  Watch the video and enjoy the Whoo Kid-less version.

DOWNLOAD: XXL Freshman 2012 Mixtape

DOWNLOAD: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Victory Lap


Hip-Hop | Macklemore – Victory Lap

Posted by on April 9, 2012

There’s nothing that brightens up my day more than new Macklemore. Ben Haggerty is here to stay, and so is Ryan Lewis. The man tells stories, his music is unlike anything else out right now, and that’s what makes him special. If anyone disagrees, feel free to sound off in the comments and let me know, because I’ll back Mackelmore up to death(flame war). Ryan Lewis, the other half of this faboulous duo, can do no wrong. Every beat he crafts allows Mack to easily paint vivid pictures in our minds. Victory Lap is Macklemore’s piece off of the “XXL Freshman List Mixtape,” and it outshines everything, in my opinion. Grab the whole thing here, and take a listen to Macklemore’s track below.

Food For Thought: Macklemore is the difference between RAP and HIP-HOP. He’s an artist, not a rapper.

Download: Victory Lap

Hip-Hop, Videos | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – And We Danced (Music Video)

Posted by on November 3, 2011

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Any avid fan of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis knows this song differs from their normal offerings.  Whether or not their objective here is to skeet over the entire frat rap/party/dance music scene, this is one hell of a song.  Could it be an attempt at a “hit record”?  Maybe.  Could it be a parody/subliminal shot at the “fake rap” scene Macklemore divides himself from?  Maybe.  Could it be that Zoolander Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wanted to show their versatility and have fun making a track like this?  Definitely a possibility.  Whatever the motive, I now know these guys are capable of almost anything.

Purchase on iTunes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ziggy Stardust – And We Danced 

Hip-Hop | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Make That Money

Posted by on September 23, 2011

 Any day Macklemore & Ryan Lewis treat us with new music is a good day.  There’s not really much I can say about this song that will give it justice, so I’m going to ask you please listen to these lyrics and hopefully you’ll recognize the power of their words.

“Make the money, don’t make the money make you, change the game, don’t let the game change you”

DOWNLOAD: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Make That Money 

Below the break is a full tour listing, which will kick off in London October 18th and will likely be making a stop near you.  Definitely something I don’t want to miss.


Hip-Hop | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ft. Ray Dalton- Can’t Hold Us

Posted by on August 21, 2011

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis are a little bit of synth, add a steady beat and a little bit of them ivory keys, a pinch of brass section, a touch of OutKast mixed with a snippet of Gnarls Barkley. Heat up to 450 and bake for 4:25 minutes. I honestly haven’t liked a song on the first listen for a while, thank god that streak has been broken. I was getting worried.