Ben Haggerty is an american rapper from Seattle who goes by the name Macklemore. Collaborating with producer Ryan Lewis, Macklemore has built up quite the following.
His last single "Thrift Shop" was a huge hit, topping both the UK and US singles charts, and receiving more than 180milion hits on youtube.
As a solo artist Macklemore has released a mixtape, three EPs and an album "The Language of My World." Together Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released the hugely popular album "The Heist."
Macklemore has battled with a number of demons throughout his life, the most prominent being drugs. In 2008 Macklemore cleaned up, and it was during this time that he began his collaboration with Ryan Lewis. These difficulties with drugs and addiction are apparent in Macklemores and Ryan Lewis music. His songs are raw and extremely honest, a perfect example being "Starting Over" which is about his relapse in 2011.
Im a huge fan of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis work and would strongly urge you to check them out if you have not done so already.
28th April. Gordon Field House, Rochester Institute of Technology - NY
18th May. Plaza Green at iPlay America - NJ
19th May. Plaza Green at iPlay America - NJ
27th May. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
11th July. Indian Lookout Country Club Ga - NY
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