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December 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis nominated for 7 Grammy awards

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Pop music pundits were predicting that the Seattle rap team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would show up in Friday’s Grammy award announcement, but few expected the duo to rake in seven nominations.

Even fewer expected the members of Nirvana, whose singer Kurt Cobain has been dead for 19 years, to get a nomination, as well.

But that’s how it came down.

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December 6, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Homecoming parties for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Carlo Allegri / Invision / AP

Carlo Allegri / Invision / AP

Exactly who does this Macklemore think he is? The Emperor of Seattle? The King of Rap? Shall we buy him a crown and a throne and build him a palace overlooking the city? Or is he just another overhyped music star who could be down-and-out in a couple of years and riding a boxcar out of town?

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November 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Macklemore will start work on new album next year

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shoot a music video on Broadway and Olive Way in Seattle. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times) Seattle rapper Macklemore and musical partner Ryan Lewis told Rolling Stone this week they will start work on a new album sometime in 2014. Their previous album, “The Heist.” went platinum. The duo appears…

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November 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Macklemore wins YouTube Music Award

Macklemore at KeyArena, March, 2013 (Erika Schultz)

Macklemore at KeyArena, March, 2013 (Erika Schultz)

Seattle rapper Macklemore and his sidekick Ryan Lewis picked up yet another award Sunday. Here’s the L.A. Times account of the ceremony.

Meredith Blake
The Los Angeles Times

 

As the first YouTube Music Awards came to a close Sunday night, creative director Spike Jonze thanked the powers that be at the video-sharing website for “letting us make this mess.”

He couldn’t have chosen a more apt word.

The inaugural 90-minute webcast, held in New York City and hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and Seattle-bred comedian Reggie Watts, was conceived as a more spontaneous answer to the Grammys or the Video Music Awards, one in keeping with the anarchic spirit of the Internet.

But the show, which featured a smattering of performances by mainstream pop stars as well as homegrown YouTube celebrities, was broadcast from Pier 36 in downtown Manhattan and often seemed not just free-wheeling but unhinged.

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Comments | More in General news, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Eminem, Macklemore, YouTube Music Awards

August 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Macklemore’s ‘The Heist’ goes platinum

(Erika Schultz) Seattle rapper Macklemore, who dazzled viewers on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night with a crisp rendition of “White Walls,” has reached yet another pinnacle. His album, “The Heist,” has gone platinum (one million sales). Macklemore acknowledged his fans earlier today in a serial tweet that read: “11 months after we put out our debut…

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July 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Macklemore video shoot continues — this time on Aurora Avenue

Here’s a photo from Seattle’s Aurora Avenue North Wednesday night as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continue the video shoot that began last Wednesday night in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Unlike last week, it looks like they kept the venue a little more secret this time. Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore strike poses for a video…

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July 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Macklemore’s video shoot on Capitol Hill

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shoot a music video on Broadway and Olive Way in Seattle. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis shoot a music video on Broadway and Olive Way in Seattle on Wednesday night. (Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

UPDATE: 12:34 a.m. | Macklemore, wearing a blue 96 Kennedy jersey (a nod to Cortez Kennedy, the former defensive tackle who played his whole career with the Seahawks), finally materialized on the roof of Dick’s at 11:36 p.m. After waving to the crowd from both sides of the roof, Macklemore prowled across it taking video of the crowd with his phone.
After that, the evening was pretty much like any video shoot. Short snippets of action. Macklemore and a small entourage that included trumpet player Owuor Arunga waving their drums and lip-synching to bits of ‘White Walls.”

By midnight the Capitol Hill crowd had dwindled to a few hundred. The street was littered with empty bottles and cans. The shoot wore on.

UPDATE: 11:54 p.m. | Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have taken to the roof — as promised. That’s right — the ceiling couldn’t hold them.

UPDATE: 10:48 p.m. | They really are here. In a classic blue-and-white car, led by a camera on a truck, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis went back and forth on Broadway, just north of John Street. They took turns leaning out of the windows and lip-synching for the video. Strange to watch because you can’t hear the song. Another half-hour delay was just announced. And we wait…

UPDATE: 9:59 p.m. | The unexpected crowd in the street has set the schedule back an hour and a half so far. Macklemore is still not here. He was to arrive in a Cadillac, jump out, climb to the roof and play for a crowd that swarms the building. That was the plan.

Thousands of fans congregate at Dick's Drive-In on Broadway in Capitol Hill with the hope of catching a view of Seattle musicians Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Online rumors speculate the hip-hop artists are planning to create a music video at the iconic Seattle hamburger venue. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Thousands of fans congregate at Dick’s Drive-In on Broadway in Capitol Hill with the hope of catching a view of Seattle musicians Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on Wednesday. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Ryan Lewis makes an early appearance behind Dick's Drive-In on Capitol Hill before a music-video shoot Wednesday. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Ryan Lewis makes an early appearance behind Dick’s Drive-In on Capitol Hill before a music-video shoot Wednesday. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. | The song Macklemore will be shooting a video for tonight is “White Walls”— an ode to his Cadillac, says Seattle singer Mary Lambert.

Lambert, who was featured in Macklemore’s hit song, “Same Love,” is on Capitol Hill as one of 150 extras behind the roped-off area at Dick’s Drive-In. She said police have been pushing back the more than 2,000 fans that have crowded Broadway to make way for a Cadillac that will be in the shoot.

She said Macklemore’s been all over the place and is glad he’s finally back in Seattle for a night thousands in the streets and on nearby rooftops will remember for a long time.

“He’s the hardest-working man I know,” Lambert said. “He’s just on a crazy schedule, you know.”

A man who shouted from the Dick’s rooftop asking that the crowd move back promised the video would contain shots panning the masses surrounding the drive-in.

UPDATE: 8:10 p.m. | “We’re used to crowds,” said Fawn Spady, daughter in-law of Dick’s Drive-In founder Dick Spady. She was standing in the parking lot next to the Dick’s on Broadway, where by 6 p.m., more than 1,000 people had gathered in anticipation of seeing their hometown hero, Macklemore.

Rumors had been flying all day on twitter, Facebook and the radio, that the Seattle rapper would be shooting a new video on the low, flat roof of the restaurant.

It turned out the rumors were true. By 6:15 p.m., Broadway had been barricaded by police and a dozen officers on bicycles lined the sidewalk in front of Dick’s.

To the side of the restaurant, a  long sleek Fleetwood tour bus was soon joined by a video truck, which began to disgorge generators to power what Fawn Spady said would be a late-night shoot.

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