Macklemore

One-half of the rapper-producer duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) is a rising indie rap artist who made his breakthrough in the early 2000s. He has steadily built a loyal fan base with his killer flow and live performances. In October 2012, Macklemore released his first studio album, The Heist, which features the socially conscious anthem "Same Love" and chart-topping hit "Thrift Shop." It went on to win four Grammys. The Seattle native is also a BET Music Matters artist.

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Snoop Dogg Defends Macklemore and Iggy Azalea's Role in Hip Hop

"They got soul. They’re inspired by hip hop," he says.

Musicians on the Front Lines

Music stars hit the streets against police brutality protests.

When the Right Wing Attacks Music Stars

Rush Limbaugh calls out Kanye West over SAE's racist chant.

Racial Diversity in Music Hits Decline

Black artists are disappearing from the Grammys, and the Billboard charts.

Snoop Dogg Blasts the Grammys

Uncle Snoop says "f**k you" to the Recording Academy on behalf of hip hop.

Map Shows America's Most Popular Artists by State

Jay Z dominates music streaming within the 50 states, beats out Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Eminem.
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