Posted 9/4/12 by Em in Music

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Artist You Should Know About

Macklemore: The Heist

Releasing his first album at the tender age of seventeen, Macklemore has gained significant popularity over the course of these twelve years.  Although, my music taste does not fall into the category of hip-hop, I have found his style unbelievably haunting.  His lyrics are not the typical crass rap that I hear far too often on the radio, but instead uses his fame to shed light on real issues including drug use and consumerism.  With a new album set to drop this October, Macklemore is already creating hype with his two released singles.  His first single, “Same Love,” tackled the topic of homosexual relationships.  His most recent single, which came out just a few days ago, “Thrift Shop,” took a more light-hearted vibe with an upbeat tempo.  With his tour The Heist quickly approaching, I hope to get the chance to see him live!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love Ft Mary Lambert


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I do not support gay marriage but i respect Macklemore and everyone else’s opinion towards gay marriage. Supporters or not, everyone is intitled to their opinion and Macklemore has my respect for having the balls to express his opinion to the public. Love the song though!

Zach Myers 5 days ago 31 -thumbs up


Nobody has the right to tell you who to love and who not to love. You love who you love. I still don’t understand why people can’t accept that and embrace it. Love, is simply love.

soccermaniac171 1 week ago 26 -thumbs up


 Macklemore –  Thrift Shop (feat Wanz)


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