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Macklemore rapped on YG’s Caucasian-mix of “FDT” that there’s going to be a “party in the streets when Hillary wins.” That’s obviously not going to happen. Shocked but still woke,… More »


Macklemore hit us with the pro-LGBT mackle. Then he hit us with the white privilege mackle. This time he hits us with the anti-pharmaceutical industry mackle, which is the scariest… More »

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Macklemore mackles in perpetuity. In other words, there has been and there will be a lot of ballads in his oeuvre. His latest is “Drug Dealer,” co-produced by Joshua “Budo” More »

Update: YG is also heading on a fall tour aptly titled “F**k Donald Trump.” Ascendent Oakland rapper Kamaiyah, Still Brazy feature Sad Boy, and frequent collaborator RJ will serve as his supporting acts. See theMore »


Hardly anybody immediately considers Macklemore and G-Eazy woke — unless it’s satirically speaking. Yet, here they are on YG’s “FDT Part 2.”

It’s no surprise that YG — who spent a… More »

President Barack Obama has invited Macklemore to sit in on his White House weekly address, where the two engage in a discussion regarding opioid addiction. They also call on Congress to do more about… More »

Macklemore’s appreciation of tacky thrift shop purchases is no secret, but one recent Etsy purchase the rapper allegedly made is somewhat eyebrow-raising. According to a lengthy profile in Rolling Stonethe rapper,… More »


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Two people whom there will never be a consensus on are Kanye West and Macklemore. Their very artistic existence represents the division that imbalances us as human beings in society;… More »

Guest singer Leon Bridges appears in the new video for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Kevin,” an impassioned song about America’s prescription drug abuse problem. Macklemore and Bridges debuted the song togetherMore »

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 that song.

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Update: Justin Bieber will also take the VMAs stage this Sunday night to perform his new single, “What Do You Mean,” live for the first time. “What Do You Mean”More »

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) number titled “Growing Up.” Featuring… More »

Macklemore Spoke About Race and White Privilege in Lengthy Hot 97 Interview

After a year spent mostly out of the limelight, Macklemore dropped by New York’s Hot 97 to give a lengthy interview about race, Ferguson, white privilege, and why people got… More »


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Over the past couple of days, Macklemore has found himself at the center of controversy after Seth Rogen pointed out the rapper’s costume during a recent performance looked a whole… More »

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Macklemore could hardly make those who share his demographic — white, socially progressive, college-educated indie-rap fans — look worse if he tried. Which probably helps explain why many in that… More »