Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are letting you know they mean business after having a steep and vigorous climb to the top this last year. They are the most recent independent artists to hit the number one spot on US leader boards for their singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us” since 1994. This also meant that they made history by being the first group to have their first two singles hit number one on the charts.
Their album The Heist went gold then platinum shortly after by selling over 1,000,000 copies. They received 3 awards at the VMA’s for their songs “Can’t Hold Us” and “Same Love”. After the awards ceremony they saw a spike in sales and sold 19,000 copies this week.
Macklemore’s preaches a positive outlook in his raps by covering topics such as rehab and gay marriage. These topics are gaining him popularity throughout the world and making parents feel better about letting their kids listen to hip hop which is a great thing for all your other favorite rappers.