Macklemore and the Grouches on Sesame Street are looking for the yuckiest, muckiest, grimiest trash that they could find. Of course, they're singing about it!
They're doing some, what else? Some 'Thrift Shopping!'
The Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List each year takes a look at the elite group of artists that earn the distinguish of being the highest earners in the genre. This year, the winner that came out on top was Dr. Dre, who easily beat second place finisher Jay Z by a whopping $560 million!
Yikes! Macklemore had some fans in an uproar after he donned a controversial costume while performing in Seattle over the weekend, wearing a black wig, beard and fake nose that many interpreted as a hurtful caricature of a longstanding Jewish stereotype.
Just try to imagine it: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performing at your wedding, alongside Mary Lambert and Madonna (!). Superstars like Beyonce and Paul McCartney crying tears of joy watching you get married. Celebs like Anna Kendrick snapping shots of you while you say your vows, repeating the words after officiant Queen Latifah.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards were last night. To get this out of the way first, if you were wondering who I wore, I was in PJ pants endorsed by Mountain Dew and the shirt was thanks to clearance at Kohls. As for the big winners, they were, Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams and Maine's Bob Ludwig did pretty well too.
Wow. Just wow.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis didn't just perform 'Same Love,' their commanding and potent song about same-sex equality, at the 2014 Grammy Awards (Jan. 26). The Seattle rap duo had couples of all ages, races and orientations get married on their cathedral-like stage during the performance.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' song 'Same Love' is nominated for the 2014 Grammy for Song of the Year. It is a powerful and watershed track, since it's about equality for same-sex unions. The rappers are putting their money where their mouths are, since 34 couples are slated to marry during their performance of the song at this year's Grammys (Jan. 26).
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis acknowledged that they were an underground rap group when 2013 started. Now, they are one of the biggest acts in pop music. The pair performed on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve,' and before they took the stage in frigid NYC, they spoke to host Ryan Seacrest about scratching and clawing their way to the top.
The 2013 American Music Awards were rife with amazing performances from Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull featuring Kesha and more. And you can catch them all here!
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are currently in Miami, but that didn't stop the duo from appearing at the 2013 American Music Awards (Nov. 24). They beamed in from their concert in Florida, offering a satellite performance of their smash hit 'Can't Hold Us.'
Congratulations to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis! The duo accepted their American Music Award trophy for the Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album via satellite from Miami, and of course, Mack -- real name Ben Haggerty -- used his platform to draw attention to important social issues. His activism doesn't end at 'Same Love!'