When was the last time an album announcement brought chills down your spine? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have just announced their sophomore album in style via video, and it is nothing short of brilliant. “Music was never intended to be programmed, manufactured or made into a commodity. Music was intended to be the one thing we can rely on to disrupt the norm,” Macklemore raves in the 2-minute long announcement, posted on his official website.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back – for real. Following a number of teasers, the American hip hop duo have unveiled the lead single from their yet-to-be titled sophomore album, a follow-up to their groundbreaking 2012 album, The Heist. The track, titled Downtown, premiered on radio station all across America today (Aug 27). It follows in the vein of one of the duo’s biggest hits till date, “Thrift Store.” “Downtown” will be brought to life on Sunday (Aug 30), as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set perform LIVE at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Futhermore, it will be impacting...more
The last we heard of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, they were breaking records with their debut album, The Hiest. The endless drags, after their 2013 GRAMMY wins, led the American hip hop duo to lay low, until now. Today sees the release of the duo’s first song in a while, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song).” The Ed Sheeran-guested track is a lullaby to Macklemore’s baby girl, born May 29th. The slow-paced track, available for free download, is the quintessential Macklemore & Ryan Lewis track, much like “Same Love,” subtle but perfect.