Posts tagged "Macklemore and Ryan Lewis"

The Ten Things About the 2016 Grammys That Are Gonna Piss Everyone Off

If righteous indignation isn't the reflexive reaction for most folks when watching the Grammys, it's probably at least their preferred mode of viewership. Because really,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 12, 2016

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘White Privilege II’ Is a Complicated Nine-Minute Work

It's been more than three years since hip-hop/Top 40 staples Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their wildly popular album The Heist, but the Seattle pair have…
Brennan Carley / January 22, 2016

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Head ‘Downtown’ on Their Funky New One

Update 2: To be clear, the song does not — per Macklemore's reps — actually use a sample of "Safety Dance." It just sounds incredibly similar to…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

What Should the New Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Album Sound Like?

Yesterday, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their first brand-new music in years: "Growing Up (Sloane's Song)," an ode to the rapper born Ben Haggerty's two-month-old…

Stream Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Sentimental New Song, ‘Growing Up’

He's Backlemore! The "Thrift Shop" rapper and Ryan Lewis have launched their comeback with a new song — a delicate and heartfelt (if a little maudlin)…
James Grebey / August 5, 2015

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Nestled in the woods of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands prides itself on its sylvan aesthetic, sprinkling artisan food booths, a comedy stage,…
SPIN Staff / August 11, 2014

Macklemore Pal Ryan Lewis Asks Fans Who Ryan Lewis Is for ‘Fallon’

While Macklemore has been a lightning rod for controversy thanks to his popularity, debatable earnestness, public attempts at humility, and that stupid costume that many…
Dan Reilly / June 3, 2014

Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs of All Time List: A Baffling Nerd Out

To mark the 25th anniversary of their Hot Rap Songs Chart, Billboard released their "Top 100 Songs of All Time" list and, unsurprisingly, it's both…
Brandon Soderberg / March 12, 2014

Kendrick Lamar Is Totally Cool With Losing to Macklemore

Kendrick Lamar has responded to the big Grammys 2014 hip-hop upset, which was summed up by SPIN's Brandon Soderberg as, "Macklemore Wins and the Rest…
Chris Martins / January 29, 2014

Hip-Hop at the Grammys: Macklemore Wins, Kendrick Lamar and the Rest of Rap Music Lose

The Grammys' continued ghettoizing of the rap awards to the pre-telecast was actually welcome this year: It meant not having to hear Macklemore's name called…
Brandon Soderberg / January 27, 2014

Macklemore Admits He ‘Robbed’ Kendrick Lamar of a Grammy Win

Kendrick Lamar didn't have to win Grammys to walk away as probably the night's biggest victor. There was his "m.a.a.d city" performance with the surprisingly…
Marc Hogan / January 27, 2014

Watch Madonna Join Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for ‘Same Love’ Grammy Wedding

No wedding goes off without a surprise or two, and that's true no matter who's getting married. Multiple 2014 Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis…
Marc Hogan / January 27, 2014

Grammys 2014 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Music’s Biggest Night

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are Sunday, January 26, and there's a whole lot to sort through in advance of the big show. So if…
SPIN Staff / January 24, 2014

Macklemore Was Unbelievably Popular on the Internet in 2013

'Tis the season for year-end lists, whether naughty or nice. We showed you ours (SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2013, SPIN's 50 Best Songs of…
Marc Hogan / December 3, 2013

In Praise of Macklemore’s Racial-Profiling Speech at the American Music Awards

At the American Music Awards Sunday night, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' The Heist took the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album. ("Favorite"?) As always, Macklemore took the time…
Brandon Soderberg / November 26, 2013

Justin Timberlake, Macklemore Lead 2013 MTV VMA Nominations

Nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are in and Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are tied for the most nods, landing six…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

Kidz Bop’s Sanitized ‘Thrift Shop’ Is Not ‘Really Awesome’

Kidz Bop, the series of "kid-friendly" pop covers compilations, is due to release Kidz Bop 24 on July 16. The opening track, a rendition of Macklemore…
Marc Hogan / June 19, 2013

Who Charted? Daft Punk and the National Leave Jared Leto in the Dust

First! The robots have won. Due to both the militarily mighty marketing campaign surrounding Random Access Memories and the glistening brilliance of that very same album,…
Chris Martins / May 29, 2013

Facebook Can’t Get Enough of ‘Thrift Shop,’ Says Giant Amorphous Blob

The folks at Facebook have created a visualization that proves just how much their U.S. users love songs we despise. Above, you'll find innovatively sourced,…
Chris Martins / May 28, 2013

Who Charted? Vampire Weekend Win Big, Daft Punk Get Lucky at Last

First! Cue the streamers, it's Vampire Weekend! The prep-pop champs scored their biggest sale day to date with their new SPIN Essential Modern Vampires of the City,…
Chris Martins / May 22, 2013
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