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This Guy Is The Hottest Songwriter In Pop

Many songs on Juice WRLD's Death Race For Love, the reigning #1 album in America, made me laugh out loud. A track called "HeMotions," for instance, is already hilarious coming from an emo-informed SoundCloud sing-rapper who made his name on misogynistic self-pity, even before you even factor in lyrics like these: "Going through … More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Lorde, America, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, John Stamos, Macklemore, Soundcloud, Takashi Murakami, Fall Out Boy, J. Cole, The Week In Pop, Post Malone, Alan Walker, Lizzo

Macklemore becomes latest Seattle star honored for addiction recovery work with MusiCares award

The hometown rap star will receive the Recording Academy's MusiCares Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, just a year after Pearl Jam's Mike McCready was honored.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Macklemore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Recording Academy, Mike McCready

How Postmodern Jukebox found success mashing up jazz and ragtime with modern rock and pop

The popular phrase may be “everything old is new again.” For Scott Bradlee, it might read everything new is old again. That essentially is what he does as the founder and lead arranger in Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, an ensemble created with the idea of taking modern pop hits and playing them in ragtime, vintage jazz and other retro musical styles. “When I was in high school, I was getting into really like early jazz, stuff like ragtime and New Orleans music and things like that,” he said...
Tags: Lorde, Neil Gaiman, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, New Orleans, Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus, Nickelback, Michael Jackson, Macklemore, Rose Bowl, Puddles Pity Party

Can the Jodie Whittaker era secure the future of Doctor Who?

The show is making one of the most high-pressure returns in its history, but with the many bold changes, including a new Sunday-night slot and a reduction of episodes, the early signs are good for a successful reincarnationWhen Doctor Who begins its new series on Sunday, it will probably be the most high-profile and high-pressure return in its history, or certainly since the show’s reboot in 2005. And not just because the Doctor is a woman. In 2018, the expectations of the universe on the Doctor...
Tags: Television, Doctor Who, Culture, Television & radio, Steven Moffat, Macklemore, Bbc Worldwide, Fantasy TV, Jodie Whittaker

‘Doctor Who’ Season 11 Trailer: Jodie Whittaker is “Glorious” as the First Female Doctor

“I’m the Doctor and I never refuse to help.” With those words, Jodie Whittaker quickly establishes herself as the brightest and most joyful Doctor that we’ve seen in ages — a huge 180 from her grim predecessor Peter Capaldi. From the looks of the new trailer for Doctor Who season 11, it looks like the long-running BBC sci-fi series is heralding the dawn of a new era — or maybe a return to the campy, fun-loving days of early New Who. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of action, explosions, a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Skylar Grey, Doctor Who, America, Bbc, Peter Capaldi, Macklemore, Chris Chibnall, Tardis, Whittaker, CAPALDI, Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh Mandip Gill

Q&A With Hip Hop Artist King Khazm

Yo King Khazm!! We are blessed to be able to get exposed to your great Hip Hop music!! One of our main contributors BOOM really loves your new album “Diaries of a Mad” and reviewed it, giving it 8/10! Please tell us a bit about yourself? How long have you been making Hip Hop! Bless up and much thanks! I’m a Seattle born emcee, music producer, visual artist and community organizer who started making noise in the local scene with a Hip Hop crew I co-founded in 1995 called MAD Krew. We evolved fro...
Tags: Jazz, Seattle, Vitamin D, Macklemore, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Zulu, Shabazz, Julie, KBCS, Sadat, Washington Hall, Q&A Interviews, King Khazm, Khazm, Gabriel Teodros Suntonio Bandanaz

Kids interview Macklemore

Children should conduct all interviews from this point forward because they get into it. They aren't afraid to ask the real questions. Case in point: The HiHo Kids all got 20 minutes to grill Macklemore on anything they wanted. It starts with a bang when a young girl asks, "Is it hard to be a rapper with your kind of skin tone?" Unfazed, the rap star answers with a smirk, "What are you trying to say?" Macklemore keeps it pretty real with the kids, except for maybe a couple times, like when ...
Tags: Post, Video, Kids, News, Interview, Macklemore, From the mouths of babes, Straight Shooter, What What What

New Video: Macklemore Feat. King Draino “How to Play the Flute”

Macklemore’s Gemini album, his first without producer Ryan Lewis, came out last year and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard. The Seattle MC continues to support the project, releasing a music video for the King Draino-featured “How to Play the Flute.” Directed by Jake Magraw, watch the quirky and hilarious visual from Macklemore below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Macklemore’s Gemini Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Jhené Aiko Lands at No. 5
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Draino, Seattle MC, Jake Magraw

David McGlynn's Playlist for His Essay Collection "One Day You'll Thank Me"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. David McGlynn's One Day You'll Thank Me is a heartfelt and funny essay collection about parenting. Booklist wrote of the book: "Each brutally honest chapter is filled with heart a...
Tags: Music, Texas, Lorde, California, Youtube, Milwaukee, David, Ireland, Anna Kendrick, Wisconsin, Macklemore, Pacific Coast Highway, Florida State, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lawrence

The hit-filled and fashionable Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour goes wild at the Forum

When the fans of pop singer-songwriter Kesha and rapper Macklemore collided at the duo’s co-headlining The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour at the Forum in Inglewood on Friday, June 8, it was quite the fashion battle. As well as both artists are known for their myriad of hit singles, they’re also known for their fashion sense. Kesha fans – male and female – turned out with a lot of glittery make-up, multi-colored feathered coats or jackets and shirts with an abundance of fringe.  Macklemo...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Cher, Macklemore, Kesha, Reo Speedwagon, Concerts, Don, Inglewood, Luke

Watch the newest ads on TV from Sprint, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, T-Mobile and more

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time over the weekend.A few highlights: T-Mobile hypes an offer in which its customers can get $30 tickets to Kesha and Macklemore's joint summer tour. (Another T-Mobile spot stars reggaeton singer J Balvin.) An A.I.-powered robot and her ...
Tags: Advertising, Sprint, Macklemore, Kesha, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sprint Hewlett Packard Enterprise T Mobile

9 ways Missoula will surprise you

M issoula might bring to mind vague memories of watching a ’90s movies about fly fishing. Or maybe you imagine wide-open skies and plenty of steakhouses. Maybe you just think about cowboys. And…sure. We’ve got all that. But whatever you think you know about Montana, Missoula has something to counter the stereotype. Here, you can bar hop between craft breweries, surf a wave in the middle of downtown, gobble vegan donuts, explore ghost towns, rent bikes for free, and finish it all off with a pin...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Montana, US, America, Things To Do, Food And Drink, Brad Pitt, Macklemore, Hamilton, Garnet, All, Trip Planning, Outdoor Adventures, Brooks, Missoula

In His Big Post-Vegas Moment, Jason Aldean Punts

Last October, six days after a gunman killed 58 people during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live. For the show's cold open, the country star and his band covered "I Won't Back Down," which functioned as a dual … More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Tony Robbins, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Liam Payne, Iggy Azalea, Las Vegas, Drake, Pitbull, Macklemore, Jason Aldean, Avril Lavigne, Florida Georgia Line

Live Nation offering $20 tickets to over 2000 shows this summer

Live Nation is once again offering $20 "all-in" (aka service fees included) tickets to over 2000 shows  happening this summer with a promotion they're calling National Concert Week. Those include shows with such artists as Arcade Fire, Beck, Dead & Company, Paramore, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Bon Jovi, The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer/Pixies, Dwight Yoakam/Lucinda Williams, Janet Jackson, Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers, Alan Jackson, Bush/Stone Temple Pilots/The Cult, Counting Crows/Live, and lots more. Continu...
Tags: Music, Shania Twain, Beck, Joe Biden, Logic, Chicago, Live, Train, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Game Of Thrones, Chris Brown, Shakira, Niall Horan, Alan Jackson, Kevin Hart

So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

"God's Plan" rules the world. Drake's dominant single is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn't caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it's the most popular track globally … More »
Tags: Apple, Asia, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Africa, Logic, Jimi Hendrix, United States, Justin Bieber, Paloma Faith, Jennifer Lopez, Diplo, Iggy Azalea, Selena Gomez

This robot can analyze any song and dance to the beat almost perfectly — hide your wives

Swiss researchers recently taught their four-legged robot, ANYmal, how to dance. The robot can listen to a song, analyze how fast it is, and sway to the rhythm.  ANYmal dances to Beyoncé, Macklemore, and Daft Punk without missing a beat. A new robot created by Swiss researchers might be able to out-dance you.  The ANYmal bot is a four-legged robot created in a lab at  ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland. Researchers there recently trained ANYmal to dance — the robot can listen to musi...
Tags: Beyonce, Trends, Daft Punk, Switzerland, Nintendo, Macklemore, Eth Zurich, Beyoncé Macklemore

Hide your wives: This robot can analyze any song and dance to the beat almost perfectly

Swiss researchers recently taught their four-legged robot, ANYmal, how to dance. The robot can listen to a song, analyze how fast it is, and sway to the rhythm.  ANYmal dances to Beyoncé, Macklemore, and Daft Punk without missing a beat. A new robot created by Swiss researchers might be able to out-dance you.  The ANYmal bot is a four-legged robot created in a lab at  ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland. Researchers there recently trained ANYmal to dance — the robot can listen to musi...
Tags: Beyonce, Trends, Daft Punk, Switzerland, Macklemore, Eth Zurich, Beyoncé Macklemore

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

"Let You Down" begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, "All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I'm sorry that I … More »
Tags: Music, Usher, Nick Jonas, Jimmy Kimmel, Logic, Ariana Grande, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Niall Horan, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, Drake, Pink, Macklemore, Adam Levine, Bon Jovi

Macklemore: Compassion Led Me to Rehab and It Can Help the Country Fight the Opioid Crisis

The Grammy-winning musician writes about his battle with drug addiction
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Compassion, Macklemore, Drug Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Opioid Diaries

The Grammys snubbed hip-hop yet again — and it fits a trend of rewarding safe, apolitical pop music

The Grammys has a history of snubbing challenging hip-hop works and rewarding apolitical pop music. Kendrick Lamar's loss to Bruno Mars in the three major Grammy categories on Sunday, including album of the year, fits a pattern.   With Bruno Mars' sweep of the three major Grammy categories on Sunday, including album of the year, the Recording Academy yet again thumbed its nose at great, challenging works of hip hop — and chose safe and apolitical pop music. While Kendrick Lamar took home fiv...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Adele, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Kanye West, David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Mars, Macklemore, Grammys, Lauryn Hill, Lamar, Ryan Lewis, Recording Academy

Black People Have Been Beefing With The Grammys For Decades — Here's Why

The Grammys are only a few days away, and truthfully, I’m less than excited about them. A new study has confirmed that it only reflects how woefully male-dominated the music industry is, I hate having to sit through all the genres I don’t listen to, and Beyoncé still hasn’t won Album of the Year. The Recording Academy has actually become a foe of mine as I’ve struggled with its rich history of snubbing and pigeonholing marginalized groups. And I’m not the only one. The history of Black peopl...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Beck, Adele, Kanye West, New York Times, Kendrick Lamar, Salt N Pepa, Solange, Britney Spears, Drake, Macklemore, Grammys, 50 Cent

Q&A With Rising Seattle, WA Based Hip Hop Artist WranQ Ramone

Hey WranQ Ramone, we would like to thank you for your contribution to underground Hip Hop and keeping the culture alive! I really enjoyed your new mixtape “Reincarnated”! Please tell us what exact area code you represent? How long have you been making music? The area code I represent is the 206 and I’ve been making music for about 5-6 years. What influenced you to become a Hip Hop artist? What were the main factors that got you into, quote on quote, “Underground Hip Hop”?! What influenced me th...
Tags: Nas, Kanye West, Dave, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Pusha T, Seattle, Macklemore, Paige, Q&A Interviews, WranQ Ramone, Nicholas Sounds, Seattle Hip Hop, Los Angels California, WranQavelli Facebook

When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue

Politics and national affairs were at times so absurd it was enough to induce despair. But online a thousand blossoms bloomedWhen Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, booked his ticket to Australia to perform at the NRL grand final in October, he could not have known what he was in for.The Seattle rapper – largely forgotten since his 2012 hit Thrift Shop – found himself at the centre of a national debate about the value of free speech, in which he was attacked by Tony Abbott an...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, Australia, Social Media, Australia news, Digital Media, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, LGBT rights, Australian media, Malcolm Turnbull, Seattle, Macklemore, Barnaby Joyce, Australian law