Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2 Upcoming Events)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is the hip hop collaboration between the acclaimed duo Ben Haggerty (aka. Macklemore) and Ryan Lewis. Lewis was a record producer and DJ when he joined forces with rapper Macklemore after a chance meeting in 2008, and the two released two EP’s within the first two years. By year three, the pair released their first album without the support of a record label. “The Heist” gained seven Grammy nominations, resulted in four Grammy wins, and gained the duo their first significant commercial success. Ryan Lewis handles all of the instrumental elements of the music, mixing beats and melodies and setting the stage for Macklemore’s stylish lyrics. The end result is a crafty union of indie electronic mixed with traditional hip hop.