I’m not really into rap or hip-hop and all but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis goes beyond the rhyme spitting and beat dropping music. The duo brings everything and more with their songs and indie triumph.
Relevance is the name of the game when it comes to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ music. Macklemore’s lyrical prowess is paired with Lewis’ artful beats and arrangements. I must confess, I am a fan and I believe that they go beyond just musicality and great hits.
I’ve followed their work closely for the better part of the year and I have nothing but good things to say about the duo. Macklemore or Ben Haggerty in real life, had different struggles in his lifetime, ranging from addiction to relapsing and failure to continue his career. These didn’t stop him from creating music with Ryan Lewis; music that speaks to listeners through infectious rhymes and charged messages.
Tackling addiction and rising above it on the track “Otherside” to pointing out capitalist ideas in “Wing$” and lastly making a statement about civil rights and the LGBT movement in the lovely anthem “Same Love,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continues to amaze with their combined geniuses and passion for their art.
Give the songs on this playlist a listen and see just what I mean.
Otherside by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Neon Cathedral by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Wing$ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Starting Over by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Cowboy Boots by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis