He hit bottom, he got clean, he lived healthfully. But all that was before he became a platinum-selling artist. With the pressures of success, he sought solace in drugs.
You want a “Thrift Shop” parody? Naturally, you got one.
He’s already confirmed a new album is in the works for later this year and now he’s confirmed a baby.
He was joined by other rappers across the nation who participated in protests and spoke out against the result in Ferguson.
The twinkly song and sprawling video conjure an approximate sense of the past via mid-’00s indie rock via Wes Anderson soundtrack.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made a name for themselves over the past two years with their 2012 debut album The Heist and singles “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us” and “Same Love.” But despite being nominated for countless GRAMMYs and winning Best New Artist, Best Rap Album for The Heist and Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Thrift Shop” at the GRAMMY Awards this year, many still don’t know what one-half of the group does.
In an apology letter he posted to his website, Macklemore states he never meant to dress like a “Jewish stereotype.”
Macklemore has come under fire — and hey, it’s not for something he rapped this time — after a recent performance that saw him don a costume while rapping breakthrough single “Thrift Shop.”
“Yes, I’m grateful that I lived,” Julie Lewis, who is HIV positive, says. “But I want to do something to honor all those people that we love dearly who died along the way.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made a surprising announcement today, via their YouTube channel. In a just-posted video, Macklemore revealed that Lewis’ mother, Julie Lewis, has been living with HIV for 30 years. He followed that by announcing the duo’s support for an Indiegogo campaign called the 30/30 Project. The project is seeking $100,000 in donations to build clinics worldwide that will provide healthcare, with the first planned for Malawi.