It’s been a whirlwind of success for Seattle-based duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The Source recently named Macklemore their Man of the Year and the pair has had their album The Heist surpass the 13 million mark in sales. Topping of their landfall of great fortune is seven Grammy nominations. It’s inspirational that this duo has gone from virtually unknown to known to matching up against some of Hip Hop’s heavyweights such as Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West for the prize. Despite critical and public skepticism the pair has continued to prove that their album is more than a one-hit wonder success as their sound has been embraced by the hip-hop community and mainstream charts.

 

 

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