Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tidy Quotes About "This Unruly Mess I’ve Made"
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:34:50
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Seattle native Ben Haggarty (AKA Macklemore) has been rapping since the year 2000, and recording with business partner, friend and producer Ryan Lewis since 2009. After a series of increasing well-received EP's, the duo's debut album The Heist leapt into the Billboard Album Chart in 2012 at #2. Two singles from the album went one notch better, with both "Can’t Hold Us" and the ubiquitous "Thrift Shop" becoming the first tracks from an independent artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 since 1994.
After touring the world for a couple of years in support of one of the most-played records in recent memory, the duo set up their studio and global HQ in a former gym on the Seattle waterfront, and split time between Washington and a family lake house in Priest Lake, Idaho to slowly, carefully, work on new music.
Preceded by new singles "Downtown" (with Foxy Shazam’s Eric Nally and a host of old school rap idols), "Kevin" (with Leon Bridges) and the controversial "White Privilege II", all their latest efforts have now been released into the world in the shape of their 2nd album This Unruly Mess I've Made.
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