Macklemore News Archive
Macklemore Says He Didn't Mean To Blast Iggy Azalea Or Miley Cyrus On White Privilege II — Are YOU Buying His Explanation?
Despite Azalea's feelings of frustration, the Thrift Shop rapper says he didn't mean to diss either artist!
He opened up to Rolling Stone regarding the track, explaining:
Can't we all just get along?!
Surprising no one, the Fancy rapper shot back by calling out the Thrift Shop artist for his fake ways.
In a weird twist, the feud launched into ANOTHER feud involving rapper Talib Kweli.
It all started with Kweli posted a response on Twitter that explained how Miz Azalea has disrespected rap culture.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Macklemore's White Privilege II Diss — And She's NOT Happy About The Backstabbing!
It looks like this friendship is over!
The 8-minute song with Ryan Lewis contains a verse that calls out white artists with a history of ripping off black culture — and the Fancy hitmaker was one of them!
Azalea was called "fake and so plastic" in a series of lines that also dissed Miley Cyrus.
Macklemore raps on the track:
Macklemore Calls Out Miley Cyrus & Iggy Azalea For Cultural Appropriation In White Privilege II! Listen To The Powerful Song To Hear The Shade!
Macklemore isn't afraid to address the serious issues — and throw some shade!
The rapper — along with partner Ryan Lewis — has released a new track called White Privilege II, which discusses racism, cultural appropriation, and the Black Lives Matter movement, raising the question:
"Take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?"
In the eight-minute track, which serves as a sequel to White Privilege from his 2005 album The Language of My World, Mack also names white artists who have been called out for ripping off black culture — specifically Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea!
Conan O'Brien Announces Jam-Packed Bonnaroo Lineup Including Pearl Jam, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, & More — Plus A SUPER Special Guest! Watch!
This is incredible!
On Tuesday night, Conan O'Brien announced that his late night show was given exclusive permission to announce the lineup for the MEGA music fest Bonnaroo.
Unfortunately, as the late night host noted, some of the lineup had leaked last week, but that didn't stop the carrot top comedian from going on with the show!
Conan took a moment to announce some of the bigger names that are heading to the fest as well as a super special, never before seen guest that might just make you crap when you get there!
Ch-ch-check out the video announcement as well as the full list of performers (below)!
It's about time!
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' last album, The Heist, came out over three years ago in 2012.
Since then, we've had some songs from the Seattle artists, but they've stayed fairly quite as we've been waiting for their next album.
Well the wait is FINALLY over as Macklemore took to Twitter to share an announcement video for the duo's upcoming album and announced the title– This Unruly Mess I've Made — as well as the release date: February 26!
The album, which was recorded in the Pacific Northwest, will include the previous singles Growing Up, Downtown, as well as Kevin!
Ch-ch-check out the announcement video (below) while we count down the days to the new album!
Get Ready To Ring In The New Year With Some Rockin' Performances! Check Out This Year's Star-Studded Set List For New Year's Rockin' Eve!
The dynamic duo will be giving 2015 a proper send-off on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, with a little help from some of today's hottest artists!
On Wednesday, Billboard decided to get us excited for the AH-mazing extravaganza by releasing the set list for the ABC broadcast!
The 43-year-old raved about the NYC lineup, saying:
"It's amazing. If you're a country fan, Times Square is the place to be."
And over on the west coast, Fergie will be hosting the festivities from the Billboard Hollywood Party!
The star-studded celebration will feature songs by One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Alessia Cara, Andy Grammer, DNCE, Elle King, Ellie Goulding, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Nathan Sykes, Nick Jonas, OMI, Pentatonix, Rachel Platten, Tove Lo, and Walk the Moon.
And for some fun little bonuses, Jimmy Buffett will also be gracing us with a live performance from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and Taylor Swift will premiere her new music video for Out of the Woods!
Between the 21 acts, we're going to see a whopping 38 performances! Dying to know exactly what you can expect from your favorite artists? Ch-ch-check out the set list (below)!