Ryan Lewis Confronts All The People Who Have No Idea What He Does

Aleksander Chan · 06/03/14 08:25AM

Poor Ryan Lewis. He gets stuck playing second banana to the admittedly more expressive Macklemore. In their early days, it was easy to be unsure who was who. Grammy Awards and countless live performances later, most people either think of Lewis as an also-ran — if they even know who he is or what he does.

Country Star Luke Bryan Falls Off Stage While Dancing to Macklemore

Jordan Sargent · 05/30/14 09:55AM

I think we all can agree that anyone who dances to Macklemore should fall off of a stage. Especially the country singer Luke Bryan, who seems like a decent guy but looks funny falling off of a stage, which is what happened last night in Charlotte while he danced to Macklemore.

Even Macklemore's Rap About Pee Is Self-Parody

Jay Hathaway · 03/12/14 02:00PM

Having solved the problem of marriage equality for same-sex couples with his Grammy-nominated song "Same Love," great humanitarian Macklemore now turns his attention to another crucial social issue: Guys who pee on toilet seats.

Macklemore Is a Ho Bag

Hamilton Nolan · 01/27/14 01:40PM

Last night at the Grammy awards, Macklemore beat out Kendrick Lamar for multiple "Best Rap" awards. Afterwards, Macklemore texted Kendrick an apology. Classy? On the contrary.

Here Are The 24 Highest-Earning Hip-Hop Stars in the World

Camille Dodero · 09/25/13 04:30PM

Earlier this week, Forbes released its annual breakdown of "Hip-Hop Cash Kings"—the highest-paid rap artists of the last year. It's an interesting calculation for many reasons, including the revelations that Pitbull made more than Drake, that both Nicki Minaj and Avicii brought in more than Kanye, and that the top 20 spots contain five white guys, one of whose names rhymes with Tacklebore.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/30/13 08:10AM

The fact that Macklemore is doing ads for Cracker Jacks that target "the ironic sensibility of millennial consumers" could inspire some long-winded and ultimately tedious rants on several topics, but instead why not just listen to some Brand Nubian?

Macklemore: I Wouldn't Have Been as Successful If I Were Black

Rich Juzwiak · 08/20/13 02:07PM

Before he was basically the biggest rapper in the country, with back-to-back No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us"), and another Top 20 track (the treacly gay-equality anthem "Same Love"), rapper Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty wrote a song called "White Privilege." (Sample lyrics: "Where's my place in a music that's been taken by my race / Culturally appropriated by the white face.")

Self-Appointed Privilege Police Officer Denounces Macklemore’s Pro-Equality Anthem

Rich Juzwiak · 03/07/13 05:11PM

Racialicious has a piece today about the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song "Same Love" (featuring Mary Lambert), and people seem to care about it. The gist of "Race + Hip-Hop + LGBT Equality: On Macklemore's White Straight Privilege" by Hel Gebreamlak is that because Macklemore, a white indie rapper based in Seattle, did not say something the way Hel Gebreamlak would have said it, Macklemore is wrong. How internet of Gebreamlak.