Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are an indie hip-hop/pop duo from Seattle. While their music is generally classified as hip hop, they also incorporate elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Their relationship began in 2006 when Lewis became a photographer for Macklemore... ... read more
Aug 09 Sat
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2014: Day 2
Arts Festival / Concert / DJ Event / Food & Drink Event / Music Festival / Wine Festival / Alt-pop / Alternative Country / Alternative Rock / Ambient Electronic / Americana / Bluegrass / Blues / Country / Deep House / Downtempo / Dream Pop / Electro / Electro House / Electronic / Experimental / Folk / Folk Rock / Funky House / Garage Rock / Hip-Hop / House / Indie / Indie Pop / Indie Rock / Jam Band / Jazz / Live Music / Noise Rock / Pop / Pop / Rock / Progressive House / Psychedelic / Rap / Reggae / Rock / Singer / Songwriter / Soul / Synth Pop / Techno / Trance
San Francisco, United States / Golden Gate Park Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie, Atmosphere, Duck Sauce, Haim, Capital Cities, Local Natives, John Butler Trio, Tycho, The Kooks, SBTRKT, Deer Tick, Dum Dum Girls, Christopher Owens, Big Freedia, Jagwar Ma, Woods, Valerie June, Finish Ticket, The Districts, Trails and Ways, Nocona
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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are an indie hip-hop/pop duo from Seattle. While their music is generally classified as hip hop, they also incorporate elements of pop, jazz, and funk. Their relationship began in 2006 when Lewis became a photographer for Macklemore, who was already working on his music career. Macklemore noticed that Lewis had musical talent, and they joined forces. Macklemore writes the lyrics, and Lewis produces the beats.
They are most famous for their viral hit, "Thift Shop," and its music video has over 130 million views on YouTube. Their album, The Heist (2012), reached #2 on the Billboard charts and sold 78,000 copies in its first week, and the subsequent US and Canada tour sold out at each venue.
His humorous lyrics in "And We Danced" and "Thrift Shop" turn each of Macklemore's concerts into a giant dance party. Conversely, "Otherside" chillingly explores the nightmare of drug addiction, while he expresses his support of gay rights in "Same Love" featuring Mary Lambert. Macklemore's socially and politically conscious lyrics set him apart from some rappers who obsess over promiscuous sex, drug abuse, and gluttonous wealth. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis stand proudly ahead of a sea of auto-tuned pop stars with lyrical negligence. They bring a fresh dose of much-needed innovation to mainstream music.