Macklemore & Ryan Lewis http://www.kplu.org en Macklemore Plays Dress-Up And Lands In Hot Water http://www.kplu.org/post/macklemore-plays-dress-and-lands-hot-water <strong>Post Updated 1:45 a.m. ET Tuesday:</strong><p>Macklemore posted<a href="http://macklemore.com/"> an apology on his website</a> late Monday. He said he picked out items that he could use to disguise himself so he could move freely around an event. "I wasn't attempting to mimic any culture, nor resemble one. A 'Jewish stereotype' never crossed my mind," his post reads.<p>The apology continues: "Out of a negative can come a positive. Mon, 19 May 2014 21:04:35 +0000 Gene Demby 16682 at http://www.kplu.org Macklemore Plays Dress-Up And Lands In Hot Water 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis http://www.kplu.org/post/7-shots-grammy-seattle-duo-macklemore-and-ryan-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s&nbsp;</span>Macklemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Ryan Lewis have seven shots at a&nbsp;Grammy&nbsp;Award on Sunday. The hip-hop duo is nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video.</span></p><p>Local pop music critic and writer Gene Stout&nbsp;says that’s an impressive list of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grammy.com/nominees" target="_blank">nominations</a>.</p><p>“A lot of people think of&nbsp;Macklemore&nbsp;and Lewis as an overnight success, but they’re not,” Stout said.&nbsp;“Macklemore’s&nbsp;been at it for 10 years. Certainly what they’ve done with two chart hits is extraordinary. And for a duo, it hasn’t really happened since the ‘90s.”</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:43:07 +0000 Ed Ronco 12848 at http://www.kplu.org 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis How to play Macklemore's song using mostly household sounds http://www.kplu.org/post/how-play-macklemores-song-using-mostly-household-sounds <p>It turns out you already own just about everything you need to play Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit song "Can't Hold Us Back".</p><p>A YouTube user named StonysWorld posted a video of his version of the song, which he recreated using various sounds around the house. The user does play a riff on his keyboard, but the rest of the song is carried by homemade sounds he adds by slamming doors, drumming on guard rails, and craftily timing the "ding!" of the microwave.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:56:03 +0000 Martha Kang 8938 at http://www.kplu.org How to play Macklemore's song using mostly household sounds Seattle's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to perform at MTV Movie Awards http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-macklemore-ryan-lewis-perform-mtv-movie-awards <p>Last month, it was Saturday Night Live. This month, Seattle rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will perform at the MTV Movie Awards. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:20:00 +0000 Vicki Ferguson 8358 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's own Macklemore: 'Don't let being gay hold you back' http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-own-macklemore-dont-let-being-gay-hold-you-back <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="248" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z8vRARNv4Nc?rel=0" width="440"></iframe></p><p>Seattle’s own music sensation Macklemore has a message: “Don’t let being gay hold you back. If you’re straight, do not hold others back.”</p><p>Macklemore delivered the message in a video posted on <a href="http://youcanplayproject.org/" target="_blank">youcanplayproject.org</a>, a website that promotes respect for all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:55:02 +0000 Martha Kang 8062 at http://www.kplu.org How Seattle rapper Macklemore got 'Thrift Shop' to number one http://www.kplu.org/post/how-seattle-rapper-macklemore-got-thrift-shop-number-one <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes</p><p>The number one song in the country right now is "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes">Thrift Shop</a>" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle.</p><p>Their claim to fame: They got the song to the top of the chart by themselves, without being signed by a major label.</p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:45:44 +0000 Zoe Chace 7762 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle prominent in latest Macklemore, Blue Scholars videos http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-prominent-latest-macklemore-blue-scholars-videos <p>Local Hip-Hop artists Macklemore and Blue Scholars tout some hometown pride with the release of two music videos shot around Seattle.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:27:43 +0000 Evan Hoover 6290 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle prominent in latest Macklemore, Blue Scholars videos