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The rap world still won’t let Macklemore get away with winning anything. Earlier today, Billboard named “Thrift Shop” the top rap single of all time, the backlash was pretty epic, and it’s still going strong.

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Although tonight has been a historic and genre-shifting night for Hip-Hop, there could only be one winner in the pantheon of independent-turned-top-40 rap stars.


The results for three of the biggest Hip-Hop oriented GRAMMY awards—Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album—are in. “Thrift Shop” tandem Macklemore and Ryan Lewis swept each category.


Admit it, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have had one hell of a year. Successful singles ranging from used clothes (“Thrift Shop”) to gay rights (“Same Love”) helped earn the duo a Best Rap/Hip-Hop honor at the American Music Awards Sunday (Nov. 23). Which naturally meant slander from the Twitter peanut gallery.

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It was only a matter of time before YouTube expanded their empire into credible and tangible forms of expression. So come November 3, the first annual YouTube Awards  will be making their presence felt in a major way in New York City.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis can add another entertaining visual to their growing cannon of small screen adaptations with “White Walls.” The Hollis and ScHoolboy Q-assisted record from their breakout project The Heist is an ode to their dream Cadillac.


As Seattle rapper Macklemore approaches platinum status with his independent album, The Heist with producer Ryan Lewis, so grows the list of critics unsure what to make of the rising star. In a revealing interview, however, the “Thrift Shop” artist says that his meteoric success would not have happened if he were black.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are winning right now, as they currently occupy the #2 and #7 spots for “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” respectively. Today, the duo returns to premier the visual for the latter that’s as left field as the Seattle MC’s fashion sense.


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Thrift Shop” is a massive hit. All those plays means it has also become ridiculously annoying to many. One Colorado woman in particular became so incensed that her boyfriend was singing the song that she proceeded to choke him out.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took their show to Conan last night, where they performed their Billboard top 10 hit “Can’t Hold Us.” Considering that the duo’s album, The Heist, was officially certified gold earlier this week, it may be safe to assume that there was a special meaning behind this live rendition.

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Saturday, March 30, the masses gathered at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California for the 2013 Paid Dues Festivals. Performers included Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, Trinidad James, Talib Kweli, Juicy J, Scarface, Dom Kennedy, Joey Bad@$$, and De La Soul, but it was Black Hippy, Mobb Deep, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis that headlined […]


Up and comer Kazzie Pop gets inspired by the spastic production on Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” and provides a version of his own. Clocking in at just under a minute, the New Jersey native gives listeners a sample of his crafty wordplay.