Firstly, The Seattle-born rapper whose real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty overcame some highly-troubled formative years, as well as a debilitating drug addiction, to burst onto the music scene. Throughout this rollercoaster ride, one person that has unflinchingly stood by Macklemore is girlfriend-turned-wife Tricia Davis. The two have now weathered the storms and are reaping the benefits of a blissful family life. Macklemore first met fellow-Seattle native Tricia Davis via the social networking site, Myspace, in
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But it was one of their first projects, Edges: A Song Cycle that they created while still studying at the University of Michigan, that caught the attention of friends Jimmy Larkin and Devin Lewis. I can speak for both of us, I think, and say that we still watch it monthly. It's just a staple for musical theater people. During the pandemic that has left Broadway shuttered since March 12, , Larkin and Lewis found new ways to satisfy their creativity.
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The duo is composed of Ben Haggerty, a rapper who goes by the stage name of Macklemore ,   and Ryan Lewis , a record producer , DJ , and professional photographer, who met the former at a photo shoot. In , they released their first collaborative effort, an EP titled VS. They later followed up with VS. Records ' radio promotion department to push his singles. On June 15, , Macklemore announced that the duo were on hiatus.
Dusty back catalogs will be reassessed and the message that had long fallen on an uncomprehending public will finally resonate. Outsiders dismiss this as a fantasy — artists reaching, as always, for pie in the sky — but the success story of Seattle rapper Macklemore proves that for one in a hundred million, it can happen. Macklemore is a new face on mainstream playlists, but he is not a young man: He turned 30 last month.