The rapper Macklemore (AKA Ben Haggerty) has always seemed to me like one of the most genuinely good people in the entertainment business. Today, I have little doubt about it. This week, he privately visited a college junior named Sam, who is suffering from leukemia, in the hospital. One of Sam’s friends posted an image of Sam and Macklemore posing together on Reddit; it caught the attention of media outlets and in response, Macklemore penned a response on his website. Keep reading »
Gwyneth Paltrow generally leaves a bad taste in my mouth — a taste eerily reminiscent of wilted kale — but I am capable of appreciating aspects of her personality that are actually kind of endearing. Like the solid effort she put into the embarrassing task of imitating famous rappers like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Macklemore, on “Ellen” yesterday. Her Beyonce isn’t bad either. But that Chris Martin impression needs work.
Last week, Samantha Malson was arrested for pushing and chocking her boyfriend Lars Hansen after a drunk Hansen refused to stop singing the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. Sure, “Thrift Shop” is a great song, but hearing anything over and over again is going to be annoying.
Poor Lars is hardly the only person to suffer for a song. Read on, for more tales of music murder and mayhem. Keep reading »
Here’s Broken Brass Ensemble playing a (mostly) instrumental version of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.” Nothing will cheer you up on a long Friday afternoon stuck at the office like some band geeks rocking out! [HyperVocal]
A Macklemore parody? Check! Featuring just-adopted dogs straight from the shelter? Check! And dogs in outfits? Double check! I’m so there. [The Pet Collective]
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I can’t lie: my Spotify listening of late has been all Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, all the time. Their hip hop album The Heist is the best I’ve heard all year and that’s saying something because it was a good year for music. And it doesn’t hurt that Macklemore — aka Ben Haggerty — is easy on the eyes, too. I daresay he looks like a more blonde, masculine version of The Gos. Keep reading »
I can’t change / even if I wanted to
Such is the chorus for “Same Love,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, a new song released this summer which was released in a short film today. I want to say the rap is pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay rights, but really both the song and the incredibly touching video are really just pro-human decency. Keep reading »