Part 1 of Hard Knock TV’s exclusive interview with Ab-Soul starts with Ab talking to Nick Huff Barili about the first rhyme he ever wrote, which was over Twista’s Emotions instrumental. SnapG was Ab’s first rap name and he even spit what he remembers from the verse. Soulo goes on to talk about how him [cont.]
Mack and Ryan rock lavish coats for their performance of “Thrift Shop” w/ The Roots on Jimmy Fallon.
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Bow Wow puts work in today with the interviews, speaking with each Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Big Boi, and Swizz Beatz on 106 & Park.
Bootleg Kev sat down with the man known as Macklemore before his show in Tempe last weekend. They speak about his new album going #2 on the charts, what his realistic expectations were sales-wise for the album, if he was scared of any backlash from the hip hop community when putting out the song “Same [cont.]
Pretty bold material for mid-afternoon television. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ gay rights song is performed live on Ellen, complete with standing ovation. From The Heist, available now.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ stellar The Heist LP, performed well beyond expectations, which predicted to be in the 40,000-to-60,000 range, actually opening with 78,000 copies sold in it’s first week, released independently through Alternative Distribution Alliance. 83% of the sales were digital, helping it land that coveted number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums [cont.]
The story of Macklemore is pretty interesting. Here is a man, based in Seattle, completely removed from the hip-hop scenes of New York, Los Angeles, and down south, who hasn’t released an album in seven years, and then proceeds to open his first week on Billboard with around 60,000 sold, independently no less? We imagine [cont.]
Macklemore sits down with Equality Designs to speak on his track “Can’t Hold Us”, as well as his live peformance. This interview was conducted in November of last year, but has remained in the vault until now.
Uh-oh, take note, it’s one of those times when the industry is going to go into uproar on some, “how could we let this happen?!?!” shit. That is, when an indie act blows up “from out of nowhere”. Seattle’s Macklemore has been putting it down for sometime now, and it looks like his grind is [cont.]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis prep their new LP, The Heist, for release this Tuesday, by providing a stream of the entire thing, courtesy of NPR. Check it out below. 1. Ten Thousand Hours 2. Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) 3. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) 4. Thin Line (feat. Buffalo Madonna) 5. Same Love (feat. [cont.]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stand up for gay marriage on “Same Love”, which comes from their new album, The Heist, hitting October 9th. Directed by Ryan Lewis, Jon Jon Augstavo, and Tricia Davis.
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