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YG Joins Unlikely Forces With G-Eazy and Macklemore on ‘FDT Part 2′

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…
Brian Josephs / July 20, 2016

Barack Obama and Macklemore Team Up to Discuss Opioid Addiction

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…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

Macklemore Owns This Cool Oil Painting of a Nude Justin Bieber With a Pancake on His Dick

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…
James Grebey / March 11, 2016

Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are the Best Kind of Bleached Assholes on ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

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…
Dan Weiss / March 3, 2016

Watch Macklemore and Leon Bridges’ Elegant New ‘Kevin’ Video

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…
Anna Gaca / February 24, 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

MTV VMAs 2015 Performers: The Weeknd, Macklemore, Demi Lovato, and More

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…
Brennan Carley / August 25, 2015

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

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…
James Grebey / December 30, 2014

Macklemore Apologizes for Costume Criticized as Anti-Semitic

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…
Marc Hogan / May 20, 2014

Macklemore Is Clueless Enough to Be Telling the Truth in Anti-Semitism Flap

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…
Marc Hogan / May 19, 2014

Black Lips Frontman Flings Race Cards at Lorde, Drake, and Macklemore

Black Lips, with their bracing garage-punk and publicity stunts, have the capacity to frustrate and thrill in equal measure. For every excellent album of brattily…
Marc Hogan / March 25, 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

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

Why Is Macklemore in ScHoolboy Q’s Psychedelic ‘Collard Greens’ Video?

"Collard Greens," the first single off of L.A. rapper ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album, is a song about (surprise!) smoking weed. So the video is exactly…
Jordan Sargent / August 8, 2013