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Macklemore’s New Song Calls Out Drug Dealers, Including Big Pharma & Doctors (Audio)

For the last 5 years, Macklemore has been one of the most courageous artists in Hip-Hop. Starting with his 2011 release "Wings," which addressed the detrimental effects of rampant materialism in our society, the Seattle MC, and his musical partner Ryan Lewis, has tackled some of the biggest issues facing... Read more

Macklemore Releases “Buckshot” With KRS-One & DJ Premier. Is That “Real Hip-Hop” Enough? (Audio)

Ever since the blockbuster success of their album The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been scapegoated as the poster children for the appropriation of Hip-Hop. To some, their catchy hooks and pop-influenced productions are anathema to the culture. The hate for the group was compounded by their win for... Read more

Macklemore Performs A Powerful Rendition Of White Privilege 2 Without The Distractions (Video)

From the minute Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their powerful song, White Privilege II, it created a storm of controversy. While the song was designed to provoke a strong response and stir up discussion, sadly, a lot of the discourse was gossipy and shallow conjecture about whether or not the... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ The Heist vs. Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. Which Is Better?

One year ago, Ambrosia For Heads launched a debate among its readers seeking to answer one of Hip-Hop’s most hotly-contested questions: who is the greatest MC of all time? “Finding The GOAT MC” lasted between September 2014 and May 2015, engaging millions of readers and ultimately producing its winner, as... Read more

Melle Mel & Big Daddy Kane Vouch For Macklemore & Say Other Rappers Should “Hang Their Heads”

Throughout the last 10 days, a lot of attention has fallen upon Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Downtown." Already a video single from the Seattle, Washington, Grammy Award-winning, platinum act, the pair performed the song to open the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards two Sundays ago (August 30). Perhaps most pertinently,... Read more

Macklemore, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz & Kool Moe Dee Stage an Epic VMA Opening (Video)

Did you ever think you'd see Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee on the VMAs? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made it happen. Fresh off the release of the completely over the top song and video, "Downtown," the Seattle duo topped both with one of the most epic VMA... Read more

Macklemore Collaborates with Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz & Kool Moe Dee (Video)

The lives of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have changed immensely since the 2012 release of their album, The Heist. The duo went from being indie Hip-Hop darlings to full-blown global superstars. The album and its singles dominated music for more than a year, culminating in sales of more than 1.4... Read more

Macklemore & Ed Sheeran Present Lessons To His Daughter & All Of Us (Audio)

After dominating 2012-2014, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back. The Seattle, Washington MC and producer tandem are masters at finding Pop sensibility through making Hip-Hop songs about issues that seemingly relate to us all. Mack' and his wife recently welcomed their daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty into the world (in May,... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win The 2014 Grammy Award For Rap Song & Album

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have cause for some early celebration at Los Angeles, California's Staples Center. The Seattle, Washington pair's 2012 album The Heist won Rap Album Of The Year and their breakthrough hit "Thrift Shop" won Rap Song Of The Year. The wins were controversial when coupled with two... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Gets an Album of the Year Nomination from the Grammy’s. Jay Z Gets 9 Noms. Here’s the List of All Nominees in Hip-Hop’s Strongest Showing Ever.

Though he released good kid, m.A.A.d. city in 2012, 2013 has belonged to Kendrick Lamar. In the Spring, he was named MTV's Hottest MC of the Year. By Summer, his Control verse became the biggest story in Hip-Hop in the last several years. In the Fall, he again shook up... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Discuss Their 7 Grammy Nominations. Are They Hip-Hop’s Most Courageous Group? (Video)

Even if they don't take home a single Grammy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis may get the crown of being the most courageous group in Hip-Hop. The duo had the guts to make Same Love, a song supporting equal marriage rights for all, and they were rewarded with nominations for Song... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel Perform at Made in America (Video)

The Made in America festival had a strong line up this year. You can catch full performances from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miguel below. Kendrick Lamar A$AP Rocky Wiz Khalifa Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Miguel Related: Public Enemy Performs at the Made in... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us ft Ray Dalton (Video)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' song Can't Hold Us is a BIG anthem. The video is pretty EPIC too. Independent music has come a long way. Check out the video for Can't Hold Us below. Related: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs. Nardwaur (Video)... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis vs. Nardwaur (Video)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the latest to take on Nardwaur. They talk Immortal Technique, Hieroglyphics, Sir Mix-A-Lot and much more. Check out the video. Related: Macklemore – The Backroom Freestyle (Video)... Read more

Macklemore speaks on debuting at #2 on the Billboard album chart (Video)

Salute to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their album The Heist debuting at #2 on the Billboard chart with approximately 78,000 albums sold--totally on the independent tip. They are talented artists who make music with a message--an increasing rarity. We've been supporting them for a while. It's great to see... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Full Album Stream)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new album, The Heist hits stores on Tuesday. Until then, you can listen to a full stream of the album here. Related: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love ft Mary Lambert (Video)... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love ft Mary Lambert (Video)

Here's Macklemore's video for his heartfelt song advocating tolerance of same sex relationships and marriage. It has done well over a million views in just 2 days--an incredible feat for an independent artist. Check out the short film for Same Love below. Related: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Otherside Remix... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love ft Mary Lambert

Here's a song from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in support of the Music for Marriage Equality campaign. Check out Same Love featuring Mary Lambert. Related: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Otherside (Remix) featuring Fences... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Make the Money

Here's another solid song from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Check out Make The Money. Click here to download from iTunes.... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Otherside Remix ft Fences (Video)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released a powerful song last year exploring the devastating effects of drug addiction. Here's a new, equally powerful video to accompany the song. Check out Otherside Remix by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Fences. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDQy53eldY&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us ft Ray Dalton

Here's a blazing hot new joint from Seattle's Macklemore.  Hit play and buckle up.... Read more